The villages of Chinnor, Aston Rowant, Crowell and Sydenham all have their own parish churches

A short history of religion and churches in Chinnor

Chinnor has benefitted from the spiritual care offered by a range of denominations, varying in size, over the years including: Quakers, Primitive Methodists, Congregationalist Anabaptists and between 1814-1840 five houses were licenced for dissenting worship. The Parish Church is said to be of Saxon origin and founded and has a long and interesting history. All the churches took care of the physical as well as the spiritual welfare of their congregations. The earliest record of the Church of England parish church of Saint Andrew is from 1160. The nave was rebuilt in the 13th century, when the present arcades of four and a half bays for first the north aisles and then the south aisle were built. Building of the present tower began towards the end of the 13th century. Early in the 14th century St Andrew's was remodelled.