Goring on Thames (or Goring) is a relatively large village and civil parish on the Thames in the South Oxfordshire District, about 5.5 miles (8.9 km) south of Wallingford and 8 miles (13 km) north-west of Reading. It has a railway station on the main line between Oxford and London in the nucleus of the village. As a civil parish, most of the land is farmed and there is woodland on the Goring Gap outcrop of the Chiltern Hills. Its riverside plain is covered by the residential area of the village including its high street. Neighbouring this street are the village's churches, one of which, dedicated to Saint Thomas Becket, has a nave built in the 50 years after his death in the early 12th century and a later bell tower. The village faces Streatley and is connected to that village, which has a lower population.
Goring parish covers 9.61 km2 (3.71 sq mi) and it population at the 2011 UK census was 3,187.