Welcome to the Four Parishes website. This is in the early days of construction and we will be adding more information as soon as possible, for example, about weddings, baptisms and funerals.


If you have any feedback at the current time, please use the Contact page to contact us.

Our Benefice comprises four rural parishes in four picturesque rural villages a few miles to the north-east of the city of Oxford. 


Click on the picture to find out more about each individual church.

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Beckley Church
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Forest Hill Church
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Horton Church
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Stanton Church

Church Services

27 September - 18 October

27 September

09.30 Holy Communion, Stanton St John

11.00 Benefice Service via Zoom

4 October

09.30 Holy Communion. Beckley

09.30 Holy Communion, Stanton St John

11.00 HARVEST FESTIVAL, Forest Hill

11.00 Morning Prayer, Horton-cum-Studley

16.00 Family Church via Zoom

18.00 Taizé, Stanton St John

11 October

09.30 Family Service - HARVEST. Beckley

09.30 Morning Prayer, Stanton St John

11.00 Holy Communion, Horton-cum-Studley

18.00 Evening Prayer (BCP Choral Evensong), Forest Hill

18 October

09.30 Holy Communion (BCP). Beckley

09.30 Holy Communion, Stanton St John

11.00 Morning Prayer (BCP), Forest Hill

11.00 Morning Prayer, Horton-cum-Studley

16.00 Family Church via Zoom

18.00 Iona Service, Beckley

Additional information about services in our churches


Having undertaken the mandatory Risk Assessments for all the churches in the Four Parishes in advance of the first services taking place, we were pleased to begin opening the churches for Said Morning and Evening Prayer services in July. We are observing social distancing and recommended hygiene precautions as expected. We are now in the process of undertaking further Risk Assessments as we look to have our first Services of Holy Communion later in August. We also hope to begin Family Services again in September, subject to completion of all necessary Risk Assessments. There will be a monthly Four Parishes Zoom service on the fourth Sunday of each month for the foreseeable future. If you have not had an invite previously, please use the Contact page to contact us, and we will add you to the email invite.

Please note that the government has made the wearing of face masks mandatory in places of worship from 8 August 2020. Please comply with these requirements as you come to worship in the Four Parishes for the protection of us all.

In order to support the NHS Test and Trace programme, the government advises us to take contact details (name and telephone number) for all who attend our church services. In line with guidance issued by the Department for Health and Social Care and in compliance with GDPR legislation, we will keep these details safely locked away for 21 days before securely disposing of them.

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