St John the Evangelist, Little Tew

St John the Evangelist,
Centre of the village,
Little Tew,

  • Open to visitors
  • Parking nearby
  • Benefice Communion held 4th Sunday of the month at 10am - Currently open for private prayer from 10am - 3pm, please adhere to safety precautions

History of St. John The Evangelist, Little Tew

In the 1850s a new parish was formed at Little Tew, partly to combat non-conformism. The Curate of the time at Great Tew, Keegan Paul, commissioned G.E.Street, later to become one of the leading architects of the Victorian church, to design a “very pretty church”. The was completed and the first Vicar appointed in 1858. This was the Revd. Charles Garrett, who expanded the church by adding a north aisle and organ, and there are many monuments around the building to the Garrett family. The most noticeable is the stained glass East window, with typical Passion motifs and lush, brightly coloured glass. The church has a stepped Victorian font, a carved stone pulpit, lovely 19th century tiles, and a vaulted timber roof. The interior is pure Victoriana in the best possible sense.

Services at St John The Evangelist

We have a Benefice Communion on the 4th Sunday of each month, at 10:00am. Occasionally this can vary so please check the calendar if you wish to attend a service at the church.

There is currently no Sunday School at Little Tew.

The church has special services including a village Christingle Service on Christmas Eve. On Good Friday there is a children’s service and creation of Easter Gardens, and the Benefice Good Friday Watch by the Cross is held here.

Visiting St John The Evangelist

The church is located in the centre of the village, set in a small churchyqard. It is open to visitors for services and during the week. It is open every day from 9.30 until around 17.00 or dusk in winter.

Parking is available on the road as there are no parking restrictions.

The warden for St.John The Evangelist is Claire Freeman and for specific questions relating to this church you may contact Claire by email: [email protected]

Please enjoy the below video of Little Tew and St John the Evangelist.

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