It is my pleasure to welcome you to the parish of Witney. We are an inclusive church embracing a hospitable Christianity. We are five Church of England churches, some large and some small, serving the town of Witney and the villages round about. We believe the church is called to be a community of mercy and kindness. We look forward to welcoming you to an event or service soon.
Click here to download the programme for the Thy Kingdom Come - a Global Call to Prayer which takes place in Witney from Thu 30th May to Sat 8th June 2019
Rounders: Friday 7th June at 6.30pm, Hailey Village Hall. Bar, BBQ and stalls raising money for Friends of Hailey Church.
Växjö Cathedral Oratorio Choir Concert: St Mary's Church, Witney, Friday 7th June 2019 at 7 30pm. The Växjö Cathedral Oratorio Choir, a group of about fifty auditioned singers directed by the Cathedral organist Sten-Inge Petersson, has as its primary focus the performance of choral works related to the great celebrations of the Christian year.
Update: all the talks expertly delivered by Fr Stephen Tucker over Holy Week 2019 are now online Holy Week 2019 Sermon Series text of the talks
On Saturday 25th 7.30pm & Sunday 26th 2.30pm, at Holy Trinity, the Redlynch Players will be marking the 60th anniversary of the novel 'Thrush Green' by Miss Read. The story tells the tale of May Day in the village, based on the real Wood Green. Tickets £10, unreserved seating. Available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/redlynch-players or the Witney Visitor Centre.
The Rev'd Hugh White has been appointed as House for Duty Team Vicar within the Benefice. Hugh will be licensed by Bishop Colin on Sunday 12th May at 6.30pm at St Mary's. Hugh will have particular pastoral responsibility for Minster Lovell â although will serve across the benefice. Please hold Hugh in your prayers as he prepares to join us.
Click here to download The Exploring Spirituality Programme 2019 booklet ESP 2019 v2
Plans are well in hand for the Witney Flower Festival 2019 which takes place 5th to 7 July 2019. Full details to be posted here over the next few months.
In the meantime please do take a look at this video of the 2016 Flower Festival which reminds us all of what to expect next summer.
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!
Our stewardship enables us to fulfil God's call and share in God's mission
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.
Click here to download the 2018 Annual Report and Accounts
If a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires immediate medical attention, call the emergency services on 999. If there are concerns about their immediate welfare, don’t delay: call Children and Adult’s Social care on 0345 050 7666 or the MASH Out of Hours Emergency Duty Team: 0800 833408 Also please inform your Parish Safeguarding officer, Alison, on 07884 074812 or her Deputy, Ness, on 07774524756 or Pauline on 01993 648136 that you have contacted them.
For all safeguarding concerns please immediately inform your Parish Safeguarding Officer, Alison, on 07884 074812 or her Deputy, Ness, on 07774524756 or Pauline on 01993 648136. You can also email concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org If you are unsure or worried about how serious a situation is, contact one of the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers, Stuart Nimmo, on 01865 208290 or Sophie Harney on 01865 208295.