St John the Baptist church, Chaceley, stands to the west of the Severn, opposite to Deerhurst on the east bank, and five miles from Tewkesbury. Together with the village hall (the former school), Chaceley church is the heart of the village. The village boundaries extend to Forthampton in the north, Tirley to the south, to the river in the east and to Corse Lawn in the west.

The church has an unusual Norman chancel arch, with a 'devil's-face' keystone, probably of Saxon origin, and some thirteenth-century features, including the tower, with a small spire, which was re-built in the fourteenth century, when the south aisle was added. A good deal of further restoration took place in 1882. The church has a lovely peal of six bells, which at present can only be rung three to four times a year. Funds have recently been donated to start a Bell Restoration Fund which, it is hoped, will enable the bells to be rung every Sunday. The church has a very welcoming and friendly atmosphere, and is always in a good state of repair. A new heating system has recently been installed which is much appreciated by the congregation!

Throughout the year Chaceley holds special services, such as Patronal, Sea Sunday, Harvest Festival, and Remembrance Day as well as a Carol Service and the normal church festivals.

Chaceley has a population of around 115 and is mainly a farming community. It also includes some who run home-based businesses or work outside the parish. The church is one of 20 listed buildings in the village which is within the flood plain and the residents are now well used to coping with periodic flooding, resorting to a variety of means to carry on with their normal lives during such periods.

The village has a good pub, The Yew Tree, situated on the banks of the Severn which is well known in the surrounding area, and welcomes children as well as adults. Situated close to the pub is the Avon Sailing Club (still so named in spite of having moved to the Severn in the 1960s)