Welcome to the Parish of Deddington, Oxfordshire
Three villages in one parish

Selected images from the Parish

On the edge of the Cotswolds is the Parish of Deddington, Clifton and Hempton. Accessible from the M40, it's an ideal launch pad for some of England's prettiest villages, grandest country houses and greatest seats of learning. Oxford, Stratford and Blenheim are within easy reach, as are Bicester Village and Silverstone racetrack. With its picturesque honey-coloured houses, history dating from Saxon times, plenty of social activity, a thriving business community and a variety of places to stay, the Parish is a great place to live, work or just visit.


The latest news:

  • What's on in Deddington? - see the parish diary here ...
  • Click here to access the Deddington News magazine, or contact the editor
  • Deddington's new vicar is the Revd Annie Goldthorp. She is to be inducted in the church on Thursday 12 February 2015 at 7.30. To read Annie's story so far, click here
  • Deddington Primary School and Full Circle are looking for a few people over the age of 50 to be part of a weekly intergenerational friendship group starting soon. The group will provide an opportunity for children and older people to get to know each other, enjoy each other’s company and learn lots from one another. The group will meet in school for one hour each Wednesday lunchtime (or on a different day if that suits more people) in term time. Contact Ruth Stavris on 01865 246456 or 07767 692756.

What's new on DoL?    

The Curious case of the Deddington Bowls Club Accounts Ledger.  Why does this book contain the names of 300 WWII POWs? The answer was an interesting detective trail with a happy ending.

The Churchills of Deddington. Since this article was first published additional information about Lieutenant Buster Churchill's two elder brothers Major General Tom and Lt Colonel Jack Churchill have been added to The Parish at War site. Follow this LINK to find out more about two great wartime Commando Brigade leaders. Jack Churchill went to war with a bow and arrows and a cutlass - and used them!

Contact us

We are always very pleased to hear by email from anyone with suggestions for new material or who would like to be involved with DoL in any way at all.

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Community Forum

Come and have your say on our forum! and read the views of others. The Forum is also read by the Parish Council and will enable them to gain an understanding of opinion. Registration is easy: go to the Forum and follow on-screen instructions. Contact Paul Drawmer if you have problems logging on. Latest topics are:

William Gibbs born 1808Deddington Discussions
Charity concert in Church, 31 JanuaryParish Events
Deddington Parish Show - 2015Deddington Discussions
Forum joining difficulties Christmas 2014Forum Issues
Street lighting problemsDeddington Discussions