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                     

December 2018

16th         08.00    Holy Communion (Rev David Tyler)          St Peter & St Paul

                10.00    Worship Together                                      Manor School                            (Rev Emma Hopegood Jones)

                10.00    Morning Prayer (Rev Sue Spankie)            Christ Church

                18.00    Blue Christmas Service                             Christ Church                              (Revs David Tyler and Emma Hopegood Jones)

23rd        10.00     Holy Communion                                       St Peter & St Paul                     (Rev Emma Hopegood Jones)

                10.00     Morning Worship Manor School

                18.00     Carol Service                                           St Mary’s Freeland                   (Revs Emma Hopegood Jones and David Tyler)


24th        Christmas Eve

                15.00     Crib Service                                              St Peter & St Paul                       (Revs Sue Spankie, David Tyler and Emma Hopegood Jones)

                23.15     Holy Communion                                      St Peter & St Paul                      (Rev Emma Hopegood Jones)

25th         Christmas Day

                09.30      Holy Communion  (Rev Sue Spankie)        Christ Church

                10.00      Family Worship  (Rev David Tyler)             Manor School


30th        10.00     Holy Communion with children's activities                                           (Revs Sue Spankie and David Tyler)                    St Peter & St Paul                                  


January 2019

6th         08.00   Holy Communion                                            St Peter & St Paul                  (Rev Emma Hopegood Jones)

               10.00   Morning Worship                                           Manor School

               18.00   BCP Holy Communion (Rev Sue Spankie)      Christ Church


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

              10.00  Holy Communion   (Rev David Tyler)                Manor School

              18.00  Evening Prayer   (Rev Sue Spankie)                  Christ Church


20th       08.00  Holy Communion (Rev David Tyler)                 St Peter & St Paul

              10.00  Worship Together                                             Manor School

              10.00  Morning Prayer                                                 Christ Church                       (Rev Emma Hopegood Jones)

              18.00   Compline   (Rev David Tyler)                           Christ Church

27th       10.00   Holy Communion with Baptism                      St Peter & St Paul                  (Rev Sue Spankie)

              10.00   Morning Worship (Rev David Tyler)                Manor School

              18.00   Evening Prayer                                                Christ Church                        (Rev Emma Hopegood Jones)

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