Welcome to the Stanton St John web-site. Here you will find information about the community and information and news of interest to the residents of Stanton St John.  We hope you find this site useful and informative but we would like YOUR help to make it even better. You can do this by suggesting items for inclusion. We welcome any comments you may wish to make about the site or any of it’s content. The web-site itself is in continual development and content will be added on an on-going basis. With any web-site, less is more, but we are keen to seek input from as many people both in Stanton St John and beyond. The web-site team consists of Russell Warner, David Polgreen and Christine Lawson, working in conjunction with the Parish Council and the Village Hall Management Committee. Any thoughts may be communicated to chairman@stantonstjohn.com

We also operate an email distribution list for information and news.  If you wish to be included on this list, please send an email of request to rwarner.stanton@virgin.net

The rotating photographs in the web-site  heading are the winners of the photographic competition held by the Village Hall Management Committee and I would like to congratulate the contributors and thank them for the use of the photographs.


Russell Warner

Stanton St John

Stanton St. John is an attractive village in Oxfordshire, located five miles from the centre of Oxford. The history of Stanton St. John is closely linked to New College, one of Oxford University’s oldest colleges.

Stanton St John has an ancient church St John the Baptist. The Village Hall is used for a variety of social events and activities. The Oxford Guild of Weavers and Dyers meet regularly and there are yoga and exercise classes. The Holford Centre is used for a nursery school and playgroup and is also the centre of the local Family History group. The Village shop was a runner up in Best Village shop 2010 and is well run by  Cheryl and David.  There is a playground for children and a cricket pitch. There are two welcoming pubs: The Star and The Talkhouse. The village  also has many local organisations and clubs, such as The Women’s Institute and Stanton Sweaters.

Stanton St John is well known to television viewers, as its shop and main street have featured in several episodes of Midsomer Murders. Close by is a large pick-your-own farm that is popular for its strawberries and asparagus. Opposite the church is a house once occupied by John White, a founder member of the American state of Massachusetts.