Church of England Parish of Hanborough

Welcome to the Hanborough Parish Website

A Warm Welcome!

Welcome to our website and we hope you find what you are looking for. Service times for each of our three congregations are included on this website (at the foot of this page) as are the contact details of our Parish Priest, David Tyler.

We would love to see you at one of our services.

The Parish

The Parish of Hanborough lies approximately 6 miles north-west of Oxford, mid way between the market towns of Woodstock and Witney. This Church of England Parish encompasses two churches: Christ Church in Long Hanborough and St Peter and St Paul in Church Hanborough. 

St Peter and St Paul's worship is traditionally Anglican, while Christ Church meets in the local Primary School, Manor School for its morning service, and offers a relaxed informal service including a Sunday School called Focus and Wayfarers and a creche for under 3s. Evening Services are held in Christ Church.

The Parish is part of the Benefice of Hanborough and Freeland which includes St Mary's Church. The Parish is within the Oxford Diocese and the Benefice sits within the Woodstock Deanery.

Our Community

Hanborough is a village of about 2,500 people. We have a local Church of England Primary School with about 200 children and we are well served by varied local shops, a GPs surgery, many local clubs and societies. In addition to the two Anglican churches in Hanborough there is also a Methodist Church.

Our Aim

Our aim is to bring the love and truth of God to our community and to work with other local churches to do so.


Services in the Parish                     

 MARCH 2018

25th              Palm Sunday

                     10.00 Holy Communion (Rev David Tyler)              St Peter & St Paul

                     10.00 Morning Worship                                          Manor School

                     18.00 Evening Prayer (Rev David Tyler)                  Christ Church

29th              Maundy Thursday

                     20.00 Holy Communion                                      St Mary’s Freeland                      (Rev David Tyler and Rev Emma Hopegood Jones)


30th              Good Friday

                     11.00 Walk of Witness (Rev David Tyler)             Methodist Church

                     12.00 First Hour of Meditation                            St Peter & St Paul                         (Rev Emma Hopegood Jones)

                     13.00 Second Hour of Meditation                        Christ Church                               (Rev David Tyler)


APRIL 2018

1st                 Easter Day

                      09.45   Holy Communion for Easter Sunday        St Peter & St Paul                        (Rev Emma Hopegood Jones and Rev David Tyler)

                      10.00   Morning Worship                                      Manor School 

8th                10.00   Holy Communion with baptism               St Peter & St Paul                         (Rev Emma Hopegood Jones and Rev John Underwood)

                      10.00   Holy Communion                                     Manor School                               (Rev Nigel Knights Johnson) 

                      18.00   Evening Prayer                                         Christ Church


15th               08.00   Holy Communion (Rev David Tyler)         St Peter & St Paul

                      10.00   Worship Together                                     Manor School

                      10.00   Morning Prayer                                         Christ Church

                      18.00   Compline (Rev David Tyler)                      Christ Church


22nd              10.00   Holy Communion                                    St Peter & St Paul                          (Rev David Tyler and Rev Emma Hopegood Jones)

                      10.00   Morning Worship                                    Manor School

                      18.00   Evening Prayer (Rev David Tyler)            Christ Church


29th             10.00   Holy Communion with Confirmation    St Peter & St Paul                      (Rev David Tyler, Rev Emma Hopegood Jones and Rev Sue Spankie)

MAY 2018

6th               08.00  Holy Communion (Rev David Tyler)           St Peter & St Paul

                    10.00   Morning Worship                                       Manor School                       (Rev Emma Hopegood Jones)

                    18.00   BCP Holy Communion (Rev David Tyler)    Christ Church


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