Welcome to Stokenchurch Parish Church

Stokenchurch Parish Church (dedicated to St Peter and St Paul) is a rural village church – which means that almost everyone involved in the church comes from within the parish of Stokenchurch (which includes the hamlets of Water End, Studley Green and Beacons Bottom). We are a family church – which means we try to welcome people of all ages and from all backgrounds. Stokenchurch itself is a village at the southern end of the Chiltern Hills on the Buckinghamshire / Oxfordshire boarder.

The Church is normally open to visitors from 9am to 4pm every day for private prayer. 

Our services on a Sunday are normally at 9:30 am.  The 2nd Sunday of the month is normally a family service (with a communion at 08:00am); weeks 1, 3 and 4 are communion at 09:30am; week 5, when there is one, is Morning Prayer. Stokenchurch Methodists hold a monthly friendship group on a Saturday. A Study Group meets via Zoom on Thursday evening (contact the benefice administrator for details)

The church offers a welcoming and picturesque setting for baptisms and weddings.

The church has level access (eg for wheelchairs) through the West door for services and a ramp from the south door.

Rev Mark Ackford, the Team Rector, Rev Philip Smith, the Team Vicar, and other members of the ministry team  publish a a regular Blog on the benefice website at:  https://southchilternsteamministry.wordpress.com/

There is a One-Can-Trust collection point within the church and there are also collection points at most of the supermarkets in High Wycombe. There are collections outside 55 Marlow Road and from the house on the corner of Butterly Rd/New Rd in the village. There is also collection point for Community Matters at Lane End from outside the vicarage.

The team rector of the South Chiltern Group of Churches comprising Stokenchurch, Ibstone, Cadmore End and Lane End is Rev Mark Ackford. Rev Philip Smith is the team vicar. 

Rev Mark Ackford can be contacted on 01494 266891 or via  Email

The benefice also has an administrator, Clare, who may be contacted via 01494 854045 or via Email Clare is available Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9am to noon

Church Room Hire

If you would like to find out about hiring our church or church room then you will find more information here.

The ChurchWardens may be contacted via this link




We are part of the South Chiltern Benefice, the Wycombe Deanery and the Oxford Diocese.

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