SS Peter and Paul, Dinton

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In one of the most beautiful villages in Buckinghamshire stands one of Buckingham's most beautiful churches.

Consecrated to the blessed memory of Saint Peter and Saint Paul has stood the parish church of idyllic Dinton since the time of the Conqueror. By the time Henry, the first recorded Vicar of Dinton, took up his holy office in 1209, the solid foundations of the present building had been laid and Saxon-trained craftsmen had already fashioned the unique and world famous Tympanum over the south door and the graceful font in which our children are baptised until this very day, a font that has been in constant use for 800 years. There were no pews, the church was smaller (the south aisle had not yet been built and the only seating was a stone bench, part of which is still to be seen along the north wall).

A glorious heritage and a church lovingly served by 47 vicars in unbroken succession - in so many centuries!

In 1314, the Reverend Robert de Walcote was the incumbent, and the church had already been enlarged to its present size by the building of the south aisle and the moving of the south door and Tympanum. When Henry V successfully deployed the English archers at the famous battle of Agincourt, in 1415, John Pycot was vicar and the tower had been added to the church.

Bishops Ridley and Latimer were burnt at the Oxford stake in 1555 and the Reverend William Reynolds was proclaiming the faith in Dinton. No doubt, later, Oliver Cromwell worshipped here when visiting his friend Simon Mayne, the Lord of the Manor. This same Lord later signed the death warrant of King Charles I. Rumour has it that his clerk, John Biggs, may have been the actual executioner of the monarch. True or false, we do know that, after the return of the monarchy, this unhappy man finished his days hiding in caves and secret places, known far and wide as 'The Dinton Hermit'.

We welcome all to services here and at St. John the Baptist, Stone. Sunday services usually alternate between Stone and Dinton churches at 10.00am.

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BCP Holy Communion
Every first Sunday at 9:00 AM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer
Every third Sunday at 9:00 AM for 1 hour
Common Worship
Messy Church
Every fourth Sunday at 4:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
Every second Sunday at 6:00 PM for ½ hour



Wheelchair accessible toilets
Stained Glass

Hall for Hire The Meeting Room can be hired, please contact us for more information.


Park Life Cafe – 4th November

Our next café in the park is on 4th November 10.30-12.30. This time there will be a home produce market stall and we are asking for contributions to this. Do you make jam, or cakes or anything else that we can sell? we also need you to come on the […] The post Park Life Cafe – 4th November appeared first on Stone, Dinton and Hartwell.

Park Life

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Parklife – July 16th

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Summer Stroll 2017

Come and join us TOMORROW for our gentle Summer Stroll around Eythrope. The post Summer Stroll 2017 appeared first on Stone, Dinton and Hartwell.

Service Pattern Consultation

The worshiping community of St John the Baptist church are invited to a meeting in the church with the Vicar and churchwardens this Thursday 22nd June @ 7.30pm, to look at and discuss the future pattern of worship in Stone. This meeting is an opportunity for those who Belong, to […] The post Service Pattern Consultation appeared first on Stone, Dinton and Hartwell.

An Evening of Light Music 2017

Coming up this month: An Evening of Light Music at Dinton Church on Saturday 24th! The post An Evening of Light Music 2017 appeared first on Stone, Dinton and Hartwell.

Thy Kingdom Come

A reminder: St John the Baptist, Stone, will be open all this week between 18:00 and 19:30 with prayer stations for the Global Week of Prayer. There will Also be an Hour of Prayer at St Peter and St Paul, Dinton, tomorrow (Wednesday) Evening at 19:30. The post Thy Kingdom Come appeared first on Stone, Dinton and Hartwell.

Stone Fete Cake Donations 2017

Donations of cakes would be gratefully received by the Social Committee who are one again running the teas and coffees in the pavilion during the fete on Monday 29th May. Donations can be made on the morning of the fete from 10am or can be left in the SJB Church […] The post Stone Fete Cake Donations 2017 appeared first on Stone, Dinton and Hartwell.

Thy Kingdom Come

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Following last weeks server crash, all our emails are now running again. we apologise for any inconvenience this may have cause.     The post Emails appeared first on Stone, Dinton and Hartwell.

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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 438
Archdeaconry: BUCKINGHAM (273)
Deanery: AYLESBURY (27302)
Benefice: Wychert Vale (27/591D)
Parish Legal Name: Stone with Dinton and Hartwell (270624 )
CofE Church Info: (627604 27/604)
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The current editor is: Stephan Medhurst

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This page was last updated on Thursday 19th October 2017
SS Peter and Paul : Upton Road, Dinton, Buckinghamshire, HP17 8UG


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