We are one of four churches in the Vale Benefice​.
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​Grove Parish Church



Office hours

Monday-Friday: 10am-12 midday

Sunday Services


Morning Prayer


Communion; 1st,3rd,5th Sundays

Cafe Church; 2nd Sunday

Morning Worship; 4th Sunday


Evening Prayer 1st, 3rd, 5th 

Communion: 2nd and 4th

Our Vicar is Revd John Durant - vicar@valebenefice.org.uk
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Our Associate Vicar is Revd Alec Gill - vicaralec@valebenefice.org.uk
The Church Office is the best starting point for any enquiry:

Address: Main Street, Grove, Oxfordshire, OX12 7LQ (we’re right next to the church, there’s a helpful map here​)

We’ll be able to help with most things, and can pass on questions or messages to the appropriate people in any of the groups or services run by the church.
If you have anything to go in the notices, please get it to us before 10am on Wednesday - ideally by emailing the information to news@valebenefice.org.uk.

Other email links:

GroveWelcome@valebenefice.org.uk ​​ do contact us if you are new to St John's or the area, or if you want to find out about any of our welcome activities.

QuestionsOfFaith@valebenefice.org.uk - if you would like to explore the Christian faith further do email us - we will be running enquirers groups, or would be happy to discuss further any questions you might have. 

youthclub@valebenefice.org.uk​ for youthclub

StJohnsToddlers@valebenefice.org.uk​ for Toddlers

20s-30s@valebenefice.org.uk for the 20s and 30s ecumenical group

Fof@valebenefice.org.uk (Friends on Friday)

blog@valebenefice.org.uk (to contact Michael about his wonderful blog)