Welcome from The Team Rector, Canon Toby Wright

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Benefice of Witney. The Rev'd Toby Wright – Team Rector since 2009 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.

The Rev'd Toby Wright – Team Rector since 2009

Latest Update

  • Our churches are open for individual prayer. St Mary’s 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm on Sundays from Nov 22nd | Holy Trinity 10 am to 12 am on Tuesday from Nov 16th | Hailey 11 am to 2 pm on Thursdays from Nov 26th. Please follow the Covid instructions on the posters outside each church.
  • Dates for your diary: The Rev'd Joy Hance's last Sunday is 13th December 2020. The Rev'd Ross Meikle's last Sunday is 3rd Jan 2021
  • Upcoming Benefice Drinks Party on Wednesdays at 7.30pm. 9th Dec: Advent theme | Wed 23rd: Christmas theme. Join via Zoom https://zoom.us/j/244330560?pw... | Meeting ID: 244 330 560 | Passcode: 011610
    You are invited to an Advent Quiet Day on Wed 9 December from 10.00am – 3.00pm. To book, please contact Joy Hance on joy@witneyparish.org.uk by Sunday 6 December.
  • Our online services on Sunday at 10 30 and Thursday at noon continue.
  • We publish a regular Benefice Bulletin. Click here to subscribe by email or view all updates here

Safeguarding: who to contact in an emergency

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 07774 524756 or Pauline on 01993 648136 that you have contacted them.

Safeguarding: who to contact with concerns

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 safeguarding@witneyparish.org.uk

If you need to contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team, call 01865 208290. Alternatively the Safeguarding Adviser Lisa Wilkins can be reached via lisa.wilkins@oxford.anglican.org or 01865 208295.

Year Review

The Year Review contains reports from all the churches in the benefice and many of the activities that take place. Year review 2019 with cover

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