St Denys is a growing family church at the heart of Stanford in the Vale. We are one of three churches in the Parish of Stanford in the Vale with Goosey & Hatford within the Diocese of Oxford in the Church of England. We attract people from a variety of different Christian backgrounds, ranging from evangelical and charismatic to eucharistic and traditional.
We are a church for the whole community and seek to make everybody welcome, whether you already count yourself as a Christian, or are just looking. We offer a variety of services that range from 1662 prayer book to very informal family worship and a monthly Messy Church in the village hall.
You are very welcome to join us at any of our services. On this site you should find everything you need to know about us. If you want to speak to us further about anything, then please see details on Who's Who page.
From November 5th 2020 there will be no services during the latest lockdown until Sunday 6th December . On Sundays 15, 22 and 29 November, the church shall be open for private prayer only, from 11am-12noon.
We shall provide a sheet with the Bible Readings for the day, placed on the chairs for your use. As usual, please only attend if you do not have any of the Covid symptoms, please wear a facemask, gel your hands on arrival, and go to an empty seat and sit down. When you are ready to leave, please leave through the door at the top left of church to ensure we maintain a one-way system, and please do not mingle around afterwards in the churchyard, as the Government Guidance is clear that in Lockdown, groupings outside are not permitted.
Sunday bible readings
Our usual pattern from September 2020 is now a 10:15 Holy Communion service each Sunday except the 4th Sunday when it will be Morning Worship. Worshippers are reminded they will need to follow government guidance and wear a face covering unless they have a health reason that prevents them. We are also starting St Denys Kids in the small village hall in Stanford for up to 15 reception to year 6 children. Would parents guardians please drop children at the small village hall by 10:10 and pick them up from there after the service.
Here are the covid-19 risk assessments for services at St Denys and for St Denys Kids:
It is not safe to hold public services at All Saints, Goosey and St George's, Hatford while social distancing rules are in place. This is the risk assessment for these buildings:
There are a number of online services from the Oxford Diocese.
Bishop of Oxford - https://www.oxford.anglican.org/coronavirus-covid-19/livestream/
St Aldates, Oxford - https://staldates.org.uk/
And the Church of England services - https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/church-online
For Sunday 6/6/20 see https://youtu.be/bhuZ8lvbdb8
Friday Fellowship News (FFN)
Click below for copies of the Friday Fellowship News from St Denys:
FFNews_27.03.2020 , FFNews_03.04.2020, FFNews_10.04.2020 (Easter), FFNews_17.04.2020, FFNews_24.04.2020, FFNews_01.05.2020, FFNews_08.05.2020, FFNews_15.05.2020, FFNews_22.05.2020, FFNews_29.05.2020, FFNews_05.06.2020, FFNews_12.06.2020, FFNews_19.06.2020, FFNews_26.06.2020, FFNews_3_07_2020, FFNews_10_07_2020, FFNews_17_07_2020, FFNews_14_8_2020, FFNews_21_8_2020, FFNews_28_8_2020, FFNews_4_9_2020, FFNews_11_9_2020, FFNews_18_9_2020, FFNews_25_9_2020, FFNews_2_10_2020, FFNews_9_10_2020, FFNews_16_10_2020, FFNews_23_10_2020, FFNews_6_11_2020, FFNews_13_11_2020, FFNews_20_11_2020
Bible readings for Morning Prayer
These are readings for the week:
This parish is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of the children and people of all ages in our church community. You can view our safeguarding policy here. Further information and contact details are on our safeguarding page .