Photo of bell tower in St Denys' church

Phot of St Denys' church

Photo of tomb in St Denys' church


St Denys' Church is a 13th century cruciform Grade I church with 15th century tower and 18th century gallery.

There is a Lady Chapel in the south transept, six bells, and a fine pipe organ. Major repair work has been carried out within the last few years, and the building is in a good state of preservation.  

The four-part choir sings on the fourth Sunday of each month, and also two candle-lit carol services on Christmas Eve.


The church is now part of the Lower Windrush Benefice which comprises St Denys', Northmoor;

St Giles', Standlake; St Michael's, Stanton Harcourt; and St Nicholas and St Swithun's, Yelford.

Each church has its own distinct character and personality but they all work together to strengthen the whole.


The Rector is The Rev Andrew Tweedy

The Rectory, Stanton Harcourt, OX29 5RP

01865 880914



Our church is always open during daylight hours.  

Please feel free to spend time in the church and churchyard.

All of our Sunday services are followed by free refreshments in the church: tea, coffee and biscuits.  


For more information, please contact the churchwarden:  

Henry Herford  01865 300884 /

Regular services

1st Sunday of the month

10.30 am

Morning Prayer (Book of Common Prayer) or Family Service

A shortened and informal version of Matins led by members of the congregation.

From time to time a Family Service is held instead at one of the nearby farms, to coincide with lambing or calving.

On the first Sunday in December we have a candle-lit Christingle service at 4.00 pm


2nd Sunday of the month

10:30 am

Benefice Communion  Common Worship service of Holy Communion held on the 2nd and (when applicable) 5th Sundays,

rotating between each of the four churches in the Benefice.

In 2018 the service takes place in St Denys' on 14th January, 8th April, 29th July, 14th October and 30th December.  

On Remembrance Sunday (11th November), Benefice Communion is held at 9.00 a.m., this year in Standlake.

3rd Sunday of the month


Informal Communion Service

An informal service of Holy Communion, with hymns accompanied by the organ.

4th Sunday of the month

11:00 am

Choral Communion

Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion. The four-part robed church choir  leads the singing, including a setting of the service, a pointed psalm and an anthem.

Every Tuesday


Short service of spoken prayers, led by the Rector

Every Wednesday


Short service of spoken prayers, led by the Rector

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