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Next service( Sung Eucharist Sunday 10:45 )

Parish News

We have appointed a new Team Vicar! -

The Rector and Churchwardens of the Parish of Witney are delighted to announce that the Revd Neil Traynor has been appointed to the post of Team Vicar in the Parish of Witney. Neil is currently serving as Domestic Chaplain to the Bishop of Wakefield, Skara Link Officer and self-supporting Assistant Curate at the Cathedral Church of All Saints, Wakefield.!

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Bishop John announces his retirement -

The Bishop of Oxford has announced his retirement later this year.

Bishop John will retire on 31 October 2014 after more than seven years in post. He will be 66.

"This has been a hugely difficult decision to make, but I believe it is time for a new chapter," he said. "There will be plenty of time for goodbyes before then, but for now I just want to say what a great privilege it has been to serve the Diocese of Oxford since I arrived in 2007."

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New archdeacon for Dorchester -

The new Archdeacon of Dorchester is to be the Revd Judy French, who is currently Vicar of Charlbury with Shorthampton. She will take up her post in June.

Welcoming the appointment, Bishop Colin said: " I am delighted that Judy French has accepted Bishop John’s invitation to become the First Archdeacon of Dorchester. "

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The Rev'd Canon Elizabeth Thomson Collated and Installed. -

The Rev'd Canon Elizabeth Thomson was Collated and Installed by the Lord Bishop of Derby at a service of Evensong on Sunday 2 March. The parish sent a coach full of supporters, with a number travelling independently.

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New post for Dr Elizabeth Thomson. -

Our previous Team Vicar, Elizabeth, has left her post after 7 years to take up a position as Canon Missioner in Derby Cathedral.

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