Rev. A. B. Fox, retired May 2001
In the Deddington Map Group's Leaflet The Churches and Chapels of Deddington, Clifton and Hempton, there is a mention of the Deddington Congregational Chapel/Church in New Street.
It dates from 1881, designed by John Sulman, and is notable for its Victorian Gothic flavour of architecture used with pleasing discretion. A more modern kitchen and a toilet was made at the western end of the chapel around1980. Just a few plaques are to be found inside. The organ date is 1902 and has an electric blower, fitted in a more recent decade; also updated heating denoted by brass plates giving due acknowledgement to the Dodwell family. Mr Edgar Lines (known to some of us affectionately as "Ted" or "Eddie") is commemorated by a plate. He was associated with the chapel for a very long time and remembered some of the founder menbers who attended in his early days. Mr Fred Deeley and his wife are also remembered here. Of both these men, I would say they were never absent - never late.
Three quarters of the services were taken by visiting preachers from outside the parish and from most of the various Christian Denominations.
The church has now been sold and is in private hands.
This pen-and-ink drawing was done by Jaquie Terry, formerly of this parish,
and first appeared on the cover of the Deddington News in June 1983.