St Nicholas Church

churchSt. Nicholas church enjoys a beautiful setting at the western end of Longparish, in the heart of the old settlement of Middleton.

Christians have been meeting and worshipping here since the early 13th century and continue to do so today.

The church is open every day for visitors, who are of course welcome to come in and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the church.

We offer a service on every Sunday of the month. Full details of each month's services can be found below and are published monthly in Hill and Valley.

Details of occasional services and groups meeting for prayer, fellowship and study are available from one of the clergy or the churchwardens. Contact details are available on Longparish Church Who's Who.

We look forward to welcoming you.


As from 17th March 2020 all services have been cancelled until further notice following Government announced measures to try to control the spread of the Coronavirus with restrictions on public gatherings, transport and working. 

St Nicholas Church will be open until dusk everyday for prayer and quiet meditation.  

The Archbishop of Canterbury has called for a day of prayer on Sunday 22nd March (Mothering Sunday).

For all enquires about Baptisms, Weddings, Funerals in any of the parish churches in the Benefice, please contact Karen in the Benefice Office on 01264 738308 –

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In an emergency, or if you wish to contact Canon Dodie Marsden, please on 01264 738211 email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

17th March 2020



We are very blessed to have an excellent team of clergy and many other helpers. 

Longparish is part of a united benefice of 4 parishes, the others being Hurstbourne Priors, St. Mary Bourne and Woodcott. A range of services is provided throughout the benefice each week

As the culmination of the events on Sunday 13th September 2015, celebrating the 250 year association between the Woodcock family and St Nicholas Church, a new stained glass window was dedicated and consecrated by Rt Revd David Williams, Bishop of Basingstoke at Choral Evensong.

Services for pre-school children in Longparish Church