Dorton: St John the Baptist

St John the Baptist's church in Dorton is a member of the Bernwode Benefice.

The village of Dorton lies 5 miles north of Thame and has 59 houses and 166 inhabitants. Although there is no pub, shop or village hall for the villagers to gather in, there is a strong community spirit and everyone can be relied upon to support fund raising for the church or help neighbours in need.

St John the Baptist church was built as a chapel of ease and is thought to date back to the 12th century with the font bowl surviving from this time.

With the easing of COVID restrictions, we now hold one service a month which is a family communion service in modern day language.

You can find more details on our website

The parish of Dorton is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Oxford’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

Get in touch

Peter Johnson

Temporary admin
01296 655 137

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What's on

Livestream service of Compline

Every Sunday at for 30 mins
On-line service
On-line service

Jenny and Peter hold a livestream service of Compline every Sunday at 6pm. Everybody is welcome to join it (we have attendees from as far away as the USA!). If you would like details, please contact peter.john[email protected] for details of how to join the service.

Details of how St John the Baptist's Church can support you react to the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II.