About Beckley


We hope that visitors to this site will find it both useful and enjoyable. The purpose of the site is to provide an insight into the village and the activities which go on in and around the parish. Further links and information will be added as time goes by and all suggestions to improve the site are most welcome.

Beckley and Stowood is a small, quiet parish situated in Oxfordshire, England. We have a fine church, The Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, built in stone in 1150 in the late Norman style replacing the original Saxon building that was made of wood.

The village still retains much of its original character, and is set in rolling countryside with outstanding views over Otmoor and the Oxfordshire countryside.

The village suggests roots back to Roman times with a Roman road now called Sand Path, and there is a reference to the village in the Doomsday Book, where it is listed as Bechelie, Oxenefscire.

Senior Circuits


Activity: Senior Circuits

When: Thursdays - beginning  22 February 2018

Time: 9 am – 10 am

Price: £5

Where: Beckley & Stowood Village Hall

To book contact: Conor Grogan 07717 326 660

Oxford Welsh Male Voice Choir Concert Saturday 17 March

The Oxford Welsh Male Voice Choir will be coming to sing in Beckley Church on Saturday March 17th at 7 pm, with accompanying items, and refreshments in the interval.  Tickets, £10, available from the Abingdon Arms, or on the door.   Profits in aid of  Médecins sans Frontières.  The concert was suggested by the choir themselves, in memory of Lyn Davies, who lived in Beckley for many years and was a keen member of the choir.

Nordic Walking

Health and Wellbeing for the over 60s

Nordic Walking

Free six week course

Meet outside Beckley Village Hall at 1:30pm on 21st February 2018

To register, contact Conor Grogan on 07717 326660