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 2019                              

15th        08.00   Holy Communion (Rev David Tyler)             St Peter & St Paul

               10.00   Worship Together (Rev Sue Spankie)           Manor School

               10.00   Morning Prayer                                             Christ Church                                      (Rev Emma Hopegood Jones)

               18.00   Blue Christmas Service                               Christ Church                                      (Rev Emma Hopegood Jones)

22nd      10.00   Holy Communion (Rev Sue Spankie)             St Peter & St Paul

               10.00   Morning Worship (Rev David Tyler)              Manor School

               18.00   Carol Service                                               St Peter & St Paul                             (Revs Emma Hopegood Jones and David Tyler)

24th         Christmas Eve

                15.00   Crib Service                                                  St Peter & St Paul                                 (Revs Sue Spankie and David Tyler)

                23.15   Holy Communion                                          St Peter & St Paul                              (Revs David Tyler and Mike Madden)

25th       Christmas Day

               09.30    Holy Communion                                          Christ Church                                      (Rev Emma Hopegood Jones)

               10.00    Family Worship with Holy Communion        Manor School                                      (Rev David Tyler)


29th       10.00   Holy Communion with children’s activities   Manor School                             (Rev David Tyler)

January 2020

5th         08.00   Holy Communion                                              St Peter & St Paul                           (Rev Emma Hopegood Jones)

              10.00   Morning Worship (Rev Mike Madden)              Manor School

              18.00   BCP Holy Communion (Rev Sue Spankie)         Christ Church


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