Kings Worthy shown within Hampshire
|OS grid reference|
|Civil parish||Kings Worthy|
|District||City of Winchester|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
It has a pharmacy, a convenience store, two newsagents/post offices (one in Springvale, one in old Kings Worthy), a Tesco Express, a kitchen display shop, a hairdresser, a fishing store, an Indian take-away and a doctor's surgery. The church is St Mary's. At the centre of the village is the Worthies Club (Sports & Social) which is located adjacent to Eversley Park. The village drama group, the Worthy Players, perform three shows a year in the Jubilee Hall. In addition to the Worthies Club, there are two public houses in the village, The Cart and Horses and The King Charles.
St Mary's Church
The parish church is at the heart of the community. A traditional village church, St Mary's caters for a wide range of worshippers from Anglo-Catholics to those of a more evangelical persuasion. The church is particularly welcoming to families, with a dedicated room for younger children, known as the Little Fishes room. A highlight of the church calendar is the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. One of the best attended services of the year, this celebration of Christmas follows a traditional format with a wide selection of choir items, congregational carols and readings.
The primary school is Kings Worthy Primary School.
Eversley Park is the local recreation ground, with playground/fitness equipment and football pitches and a basketball/football court. The Worthys YFC is an active youth football club for all ages both boys and girls and operates from Eversley Park.
The Jubilee Hall on London Road is home to amateur dramatics group, The Worthy Players, who have been treading the boards in the village since 1973.
The main road (Springvale Road) is fairly busy, and is served by regular buses going to the centre of Winchester. The parish is crossed by the A33, which merges with the A34 immediately to the south. Kings Worthy formerly had a station on the Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway. It was by-passed to the west by the London and South Western Railway (the surviving main line) and to the north by the Alton, Alresford and Winchester Railway, part of which survives to the east as the Watercress Line.
Worthys Conservation Volunteers is the local group of practical conservationists working on the third Sunday of each month to care for the wildlife and natural environment in and around the village and The Worthys.
Cllr Robert Johnston (Lib Dem) and Cllr Jane Rutter (Lib Dem) represent Kings Worthy on Winchester City Council.
- Anon The Kings Worthy Panel (available from the church)
- Johnston, David Saints and Pilgrims: The Story of St. Mary's Church, Kings Worthy 2009
- Johnston, David Every Window Tells a Story (Fuller account of St. Mary's Church stained glass windows)
- "Parish Headcounts, Area: Kings Worthy CP (includes Abbots worthy)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001. Retrieved 2008-03-06.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kings Worthy.|
- Kings Worthy Parish Council homepage
- Kings Worthy and Abbots Worthy
- St. Mary's Church, Kings Worthy: Notes for a brief visit
- A Brief Guide to the churchyard
- An introduction to the stained glass windows
- Stained Glass Windows at St. Mary, Kings Worthy, Hampshire
- Worthy Walk 1: Burnt Wood & Alresford Drove
- Worthy Walk 2: A stroll through time in Headbourne Worthy & old Kings Worthy
- Worthy Walk 3: St Mary’s Church to Winchester
- Worthy Walk 4: Mosaic Meander
- Worthy Walk 5: Around the Down
- Worthy Walk 6: A Walk in the Park
- Worthy Walk 7: Easton Circuit