Sonia Gooderham

Pastoral Assistant


I moved to Witney in 2006 and have made it my home.  I am married to Tom and have two small children, Peter and Hannah.  We also have a pet cat called Rufus and a rabbit called Claude.

I have spent the majority of my working life as a scientist, mainly in electrochemistry, plasma physics and a bit of biology for good measure.  My work has always been for medical companies or on medical products as my aim has always been to help others.

I am exploring vocation within the Church of England.  I regularly attend morning prayer and I can’t recommend a better start to the day!  As a part time pastoral assistant, I hope to focus my ministry on the Acorns parent/toddler group and also enabling those who cannot easily attend a Eucharistic service to receive Holy Communion.

My most favourite pastime is being with family and friends.  My other interests include walking, running, fencing (sabre) and astronomy.  I also enjoy reading, music, film and socialising.

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Ross Meikle’s ordination to the priesthood

Ross Meikle’s ordination to the priesthood will be at Dorchester Abbey on Sunday 24 June at 10 am. We are organising a coach for the return trip: Sunday 24th June | Depart St Mary’s, Church Green at 8.30am | Service Dorchester Abbey: 10 am |Depart Dorchester on Thames 12.30pm Cost £8 return per person Please email charlotteftremain@googlemail.com to reserve your seat and arrange payment. No money on the day, please. Your payment confirms a seat on the coach.

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Raise the roof

An opportunity to invest in a major Witney landmark

Severe winter frosts have destroyed the limestone slates on St Mary’s Roof. We need to replace them before winter sets in. Local Witney people have already sponsored 2,200 slates. Only 1,800 slates to go!!

Please Sponsor a Slate for £10. Your civic landmark church needs you!

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Inspiring Change

Creating a Community Space for the 21st Century

As part of our wider commitment to serve the people of Witney, we have formed a vision for renewing St Mary’s Church, our town’s landmark civic church: to enhance the ways the spiritual, community and cultural life of Witney people in the 21st century is served by St Mary’s church.

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Praying for victims of terror



'In the midst of life we are in death.'

Lord, in a place of pleasure, terror struck, in a place of life, death came. Hold us in our shock and grief, comfort the distressed, heal the injured, calm the anxious, reunite the separated, console the bereaved, and give rest and everlasting peace to those who have died, for your love never fails and through the darkness your light always shines. Amen.

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The Church is the new creation, it is life and joy, it is the sacramental fellowship in which we share the ultimate purpose of God, made real for us now in our hearing the Word and sharing the Sacrament.
Rowan Williams

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Annual Review 2017

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