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

April -May 2021

Following decisions by the individual Parochial Church Council’s (PCCs) of the Benefice, we are gradually opening our Church buildings for services. In being allowed to do this we must ensure the churches are Covid-secure, so are updating all the risk assessments. We must ensure that the activities follow the strict Covid rules, which are changing over time as the Government roadmap out of Lockdown progresses.

 

We will continue with online services for the time being, as we are aware of people who are either not yet ready to come to services, or are unable to.  Everyone is welcome to attend our online services.  Please contact us if you would like an invitation.   Edited videos of some of our past services can be viewed here.

 

All churches in the Benefice are open for private prayer on Sundays (but please note service times below) and Wednesdays from 10am (9am in Horton-cum-Studley) to 4pm.

 

13 May (Ascension Day)

07.30 Ascension Day Service (outdoors) at Stanton St John

19.30 Benefice Service via Zoom

16 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 Benefice Service via Zoom

18.00 Iona Service at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Beckley

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

11.00 Holy Communion at St Nicolas, Forest Hill

30 May

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

11.00 Benefice Service via Zoom

Please note, Covid restrictions apply for all in-person services, including 2m distancing and mask wearing. There is no congregational singing or mingling with anyone not in a household bubble.

Latest News

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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