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                               

October 2019

13th         10.00   Holy Communion with Baptism                 St Peter & St Paul                                  (Rev Emma Hopegood Jones)   

                10.00    Holy Communion with Baptism                Manor School                                          (Rev David Tyler and Rev Mike Madden)

                18.00   Covenant Service                                       Christ Church                                          (Rev Rose Westwood and Rev Sue Spankie)


20th         08.00   Holy Communion                                       St Peter & St Paul                                   (Rev Emma Hopegood Jones)

                10.00   Worship Together (Rev Sue Spankie)         Manor School

                10.00   Morning Prayer                                          Christ Church

                18.00   Compline                                                    Christ Church


27th         10.00   Holy Communion                                       St Peter & St Paul                                   (Rev Emma Hopegood Jones)

                 10.00   Morning Worship                                       Manor School

                 18.00   Evening Prayer (Rev Sue Spankie)             Christ Church


November 2019

3rd           08.00    Holy Communion  (Rev David Tyler)        St Peter & St Paul

                10.00     Holy Communion                                     Manor School                                           (Rev Emma Hopegood Jones)

               16.00    Commemoration of the Departed         St Mary’s, Freeland                               (Rev David Tyler)

               18.00    Commemoration of the Departed         St Mary’s, Freeland                               (Rev David Tyler)

Safeguarding:  who to contact in an emergency

If a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires immediate medical attention, call the emergency services on 999.  If there are concerns about their immediate welfare, don't delay: call Children and Adult's Social care on 0345 050 7666 or the MASH Out of Hours Emergency Duty Team: 0800 833408.  Also please inform your Parish Safeguarding officer, Gill Hunt at or via the Rectory on 01993 881270. 

Safeguarding:  who to contact with concerns

For all safeguarding conerns please immediately inform your Parish Safeguarding Officer, Gill Hunt ( or via the Rectory on 01993 881270.  

If you are unsure or worried about how serious a situation is, contact one of the The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers, Stuart Nimmo, on 01865 208290 or Sophie Harney on 01865 208295. 

For more information please also refer to our Safeguarding Policy