About the Church

About the Church.

Use these links to navigate the archive catalogue:

Back to the Village Archive home page.


Posters of Village events.

Programmes of village events

Maps of the village


The archive has a number of booklets about the Church and its history.


The commemorative service for the fallen in the great war and Dedication of Wayside Cross and Memorial Window.

1919 Dedication of the Wayside Cross and Memorial window


Series of 6 articles in The Hill: “The Story of Child Okeford Bells”

1969_The Hill_Bells article


The Parish Church of Childe Okeford

1973_Church Booklet


Service of Dedication, Royal British Legion Banner. 10th October 1976


Short History of St Nicholas Church

1996_Short History of St Nicholas Church


Church Vault; Extracts from ‘The Hill’.

Published originally in 2003

Revised and updated 2008

Short History of St Nicholas Church Mr C Giles

2008_Book 1 Short History Mr C Giles

Visitors Guide Mr C Giles

2008_Book 2 Visitor’s Guide Mr C Giles

Memorials Mr C Giles

2008_Book 3 Memorials Mr C Giles

Stained Glass windows Mr C Giles

2008_Book 4 Stained Glass Mr C Giles

Bishops Bible Mr C Giles

2008_Book 5 Bishops Bible Mr C Giles

In 2009 the Bishops Bible was stolen, David Pope has amended the original article to include new material. Sadly the bible has never been recovered.

The archive also has twelve orignal photographs of the bible

Book 5 Bishops Bible Addendum 2019 pdf

Church Music and Organ Mr C Giles

2008_Book 6 Music & Organ Mr C Giles

Church Bells Mr C Giles

2008_Book 7 Church Bells Mr C Giles


Why is Duncan Sandys MP and son in law to Sir Winston Churchill buried in our church yard. David Pope set out to find more and you can read why here.

Duncan Sandys

The original roll of honour for the 1914-1918 war.

The Roll of honour for the first world war and all conflicts since.


  Rededication of the Bells Service


Photographs of Church Teapot



Page updated 18/11/2020

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