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). 

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                              

February 2020

16th        08.00   Holy Communion (Rev Stephen Pix)           St Peter & St Paul    

                10.00   Worship Together                                      Manor School

                10.00   Morning Prayer                                          Christ Church

                18.00   Compline (Rev Emma Hopegood Jones)    Christ Church


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

                10.00   Morning Worship  (Rev Sue Spankie)          Manor School

                18.00   Evening Prayer (Rev Mike Madden)             Christ Church


26th         Ash Wednesday

                 20.00   Holy Communion                                      St Peter & St Paul                         (Rev Sue Spankie and Rev Emma Hopegood Jones)


March 2020

1st           08.00   Holy Communion (Rev Stephen Pix)          St Peter & St Paul

                10.00   Morning Worship                                       Manor School

                 18.00   BCP Holy Communion                               Christ Church                                          (Rev Sue Spankie)

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