to Stowe Parish Church which is situated adjacent to Stowe House (the home of Stowe School) in the centre of the world famous Stowe Gardens run by the National Trust in Buckinghamshire, England.
The church building is more than 800 years old and information on the building, its history and the churchyard is available within this website.
We are an active parish church serving Stowe, Dadford and the surrounding area. We are part of the Benefice of North Buckingham with Stowe and Rev. Hans Taling is our rector.
We aim to be a warm, welcoming church serving our parishioners and all who come to visit us, including staff and pupils of Stowe School, and visitors to the National Trust Gardens.
2nd Sunday in Lent - 25th February 2024
9.45am: Morning Prayer
Leader: Gillian Macdonald
Preacher: Tom Harrison
ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord.Amen.
Friday 1st March 2024
11.00am: Buckingham Prayer for Peace in our Fractured World Service at Stowe Church
The service will be shared and led by members from the different churches and will be followed by refreshments. The offering will go to Christian Aid. All are welcome.
3rd Sunday in Lent - 3rd March 2024
9.45am: 1662 Communion
Leader & Preacher: Rev Cathy Pearce
WE beseech thee, Almighty God, look upon the hearty desires of thy humble servants, and stretch forth the right hand of thy Majesty, to be our defence against all our enemies; through Jesus Christ our Lord.Amen.
4th Sunday in Lent - 10th March 2024
9.45am: Mothering Sunday Family Service
Leader & Talk: Dave Pearce
GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that we, who for our evil deeds do worthily deserve to be punished, by the comfort of thy grace may mercifully be relieved; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
The Dadford and Stowe Parish Newsletter for March and April 2024 is now available here.
Lent Appeal 2024
Our Lent Appeal this year 2024 will go to Tearfund for their ‘Gaza and Israel and the Church on the Frontline’ appeal. For any donation please use the envelopes on the pews and mark them “Lent Appeal’. Alternatively contact us for details of the Stowe PCC bank account in order to make a donation by online bank transfer.
Please go to the Services page to see the plan for other services.
Sermons and Talks
Sermons, talks and reflections are added to this website after most Sunday services and are available for you to read on the Sermons page.
We have a number of Bible Study Groups which you are welcome to join. Please go to the Bible Studies page to find out more.
Please click on the links to see information about the history of the church and the churchyard.
You are welcome to pop in to see the church when you are visiting the National Trust's Stowe Gardens.
If you are attending a service in church or wish to drive to the church (without visiting Stowe Gardens) then please use the main entrance for Stowe School where the security team on the entrance gate will be able to direct you. General directions on how to find us by car can be found here.
Please contact the benefice administrator (Val Rickwood) in the Parish Office for any enquiries including Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals.