Welcome to the website of 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 will be open from 9am to 4pm Tuesday through Friday for private prayer as permitted by the new government rules.
Please do not enter if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) or have been advised to shield and please observe social distancing.
Please use the hand sanitiser provided and do not stray outside the designated areas.
With the latest Covid-19 lockdown, in line with the recommendation of the Diocese of Oxford, no services will be taking place in the church. Sunday services will be taking place online (via Zoom)
Rev Mark Ackford, the team rector, is publishing a Blog on the benefice website at: https://southchilternsteamministry.wordpress.com/
The One-Can-Trust collection point within the church is not in use at present, but there are 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.
Our services on a Sunday are normally at 9:30 am and we run a full Sunday school programme right through the year.. 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.
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.