Great Tew Church

There has been a church on this site since before the Norman Conquest, but the building today is a blend of different periods of construction. Read more...

Heythrop Church

There has been a church at Heythrop since at least 1086, and today the old church still survives as a small chapel. Read more...

Little Tew Church

In the 1850s a new parish was formed at Little Tew, partly to combat non-conformism. Read more...

Welcome to The Tew Benefice


Lent Lunches & Lent Groups 2024 with Barton Benefice
Lent Lunches the theme is “Exploring the Eucharist”. We will take an informal look at this
and hear from speakers who represent several traditions within the C of E. The dates for
lunches, all at 12.30 are:
The Grange, Over Worton OX7 7ES, hosted by The Wortons.
Sandford St Martin Parish Hall, hosted by Sandford St Martin.
Thursday 7 March FROM THE PEACE (love it or not!) … TO COMMUNION Alice Marshall Hall, hosted by Steeple Barton.
Duns Tew Village Hall, hosted by Duns Tew.
Thursday 21 March SENT OUT TO SERVE
Alice Marshall Hall, hosted by Westcote Barton.
To help with catering, please book your lunch a few days before by emailing
[email protected]. Please indicate any special dietary requirements & arrive in
time for lunch to be served at 12.30. There will also be the opportunity to donate to our
chosen charities, both of which support Christians in the Middle East:
Embrace the Middle East:
Jerusalem and Middle East Church Association (JMECA)
Lent Groups are at 8pm on the following dates:
Monday 19 February at the Rectory, 29 Enstone Road, OX7 7AA
Monday 26 February at 34 Main Street, Duns Tew, OX25 6JS
Wednesday 6 March at The Vicarage, New Road, Great Tew, OX7 4AG
Thursday 14 March at Corner Cottage, Main Street, Duns Tew, OX25
Wednesday 20 March at 11, Mill Close, Middle Barton, OX7 7BT
We will be using the Diocese of Oxford’s Come and See course. It’s free to sign up and
receive the daily reflections. These will be of interest to everyone, whether or not you’re
able to join in the study groups.
Sign up here:
Ash Wednesday Services
9am Prayer Book Mattins -said Great Tew
5pm Holy Communion with Imposition of Ashes Duns Tew
6pm Prayer Evensong – said with Imposition of Ashes Great Tew



It is our great pleasure to welcome you as you visit our website. We hope you will get a sense of the open and friendly community at each of our three churches and join us for Sunday worship whenever you can.

These are living churches putting God at the heart of our rural communities and we welcome inquiries for baptisms, weddings, funerals and other pastoral matters. Please don’t hesitate to contact us on [email protected] if you have any questions. In addition to its services, each church has an interesting history.

Canon William Burke


Photos below taken from Cannon William Burke’s installation service



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Upcoming Services & Events

  • Eucharist Service with Revd William Burke

    25th February 2024  10:00 am - 11:00 am
    St John the Evangelist Church, Little Tew, Chipping Norton OX7 4JF, UK

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  • Eucharist Service with Revd William Burke

    3rd March 2024  10:00 am - 11:00 am
    St Michael & All Angels, Great Tew

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  • Mothering Sunday service

    10th March 2024  10:00 am - 11:00 am
    St Nicholas Church, 1 Dunthrop Rd, Heythrop, Chipping Norton OX7 5TL, UK

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