Welcome to the Four Parishes website.

 

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.

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

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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

May 2022

All are welcome to our Zoom Services. . Please contact us for an invitation if you are not already on the mailing list.

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All the churches in the benefice are open daily

Beckley: 10am - 6pm

Forest Hill, Horton-cum-Studley and Stanton St John: 10am - 4om

1 May

09.30 Holy Communion at St John the Baptist, Stanton St John

09.30 Holy Communion at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Beckley

11.00 Morning Prayer at St Barnabas, Horton-cum-Studley

11.00 Holy Communion at St Nicolas, Forest Hill

16.00 Children's Service at St Nicolas

18.00 Taize Service via Zoom

8 May

09.30 Morning Prayer at St John the Baptist, Stanton St John

09.30 Morning Prayer at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Beckley

11.00 Holy Communion at St Barnabas, Horton-cum-Studley

11.00 Banefice Service via Zoom

16.00 Messy Church at Stanton St John Village Hall

18.00 Choral Evensong at St Nicolas, Forest Hill

15 May

09.30 Holy Communion at St John the Baptist, Stanton St John

09.30 BCP Holy Communion at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Beckley

11.00 Morning Prayer at St Barnabas, Horton-cum-Studley

11.00 BCP Morning Prayer at St Nicolas, Forest Hill

18.00 Iona Service at Beckley

22 May

10.00 Holy Communion Benefice Service at Stanton St John

16.00 Family Church at Bernwood Forest (note time and place)

26 May (Ascension Day)

07.00 Ascension Day Service at Stanton St John Village Hall (TBC)

29 May

09.30 Holy Communion at St John the Baptist, Stanton St John

09.30 Morning Prayer at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Beckley

11.00 Morning Prayer at St Barnabas, Horton-cum-Studley

11.00 Morning Prayer at St Nicolas, Forest Hill

18.00 Church without Walls at Stanton St John Village Hall

Latest News

2 March 2022
Prayers for Peace

I would like to encourage us all to pause to pray for peace each day during the current circumstances. Throughout March we will be meeting in the churches around the benefice from 12 midday to 12.15, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, as follows:

Beckley - 2, 12 and 30 March

Forest Hill - 5 and 23 March

Horton-cum-Studley - 9 and 19 March

Stanton St John - 16 and 26 March

19 November 2021
Update on Covid Restrictions

We continue to monitor the local situatio and as a result have cancelled some services and moved others online.  Please contact us if you want further clarification on a particular  service or event.

 
11 November 2021
'Plan B' Covid Restrictions

New restrictions, including mandatory mask-wearing during chuch services, were introduced from Friday 10 December.  Please see updated Risk Assessments for more details

25 October 2021
Church Opening Times

All the churches in the benefice are now open daily:
Beckley: 10am-6pm
Forest Hill, Horton-cum-Studley and Stanton St John: 10am-4pm

 

1 April 2021
'Breaking Day' - Passion Play by  Riding Lights Theatre Company.

Available to watch at home until 14 April.  Click here for more details.

14 February 2021
Informal 'Songs of Praise via Zoom, 7.30pm

Sing along to a selection of hymns chosen by people in the Four Parishes.  Contact us for a Zoom invitation or listen in your own time at home

25 January 2021
Church Opening Hours

Our churches are closed for services with the exception of funerals due to the country being in Lockdown 3, protecting ourselves and the strain on the NHS.
All are welcome to join our ‘Zoom’ online services.  Simply contact us to request an invitation.
We are keeping the situation under review, with the next review following government announcements about Lockdown, or at the end of February, whichever is the sooner. We will remain online until Lockdown 3 ends.
Following updating of the Risk Assessments, all the churches in the Benefice are open for private prayer between 10am (9am in Horton-cum-Studley) and 4pm on Wednesdays and Sundays

23 December 2020
Link to Online Services & Carols

Sing along to a selection of carols, many of which have been recorded specially for us by singers from around the Four Parishes, or watch an online service of Nine Lessons & Carols

15 December 2020
The Four Parishes Calendar 2021 is here!

Buy yours from Stanton St John Village Shop or complete our online order form.  The cost is £6 each or £15 for 3 and the proceeds will be split between the Four Parishes.

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