It is our pleasure to welcome you to the Benefice 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 work across 11 schools, 6 nursing/care homes and outreach to new communities and to people in need across the area. 

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.

Latest Updates

  • Saturday 18th May: Witney Festival of Food & Drink at St Mary's, 9.30am - 4.30pm. Click to view a copy of the WFOFAD Programme 2024 (pdf)
  • Sunday 19th May: Pentecost Sunday. Each Church will be hosting their own Pentecost service this year.
  • Sunday 26th May: Holy Trinity Patronal Festival & farewell to The Rev’d Dr Joanna Collicutt. This will be Joanna's last service in the Benefice, and she will be preaching this day. We look forward to welcoming the Archdeacon, the Venerable David Tyler who will preside. Do join us for this special service, after which there will be words of thanks, drinks, and cake.
  • Thursday Eucharist this week on Zoom | Meeting ID: 890 739 081 | Password: 020375.
  • The YouTube Stream for our weekly 10:45 service at St. Mary’s starts at 10:30. Click here to download the Order of Service
  • Click here to get our weekly Benefice Bulletin e-newsletter or view past editions


    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 one of Parish Safeguarding Team.
    For other safeguarding concerns please immediately inform our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Alison, on 07884 074812 or her Deputy, Sarah Jane, on 07506 515 952 or Pauline on 01993 648136. You can also email concerns to safeguarding@witneyparish.org.uk
    If you are unsure or worried about how serious a situation is, contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team on 01865 208295 or safeguardingreferrals@oxford.anglican.org. For enquiries outside of operational hours, contact Thirtyone:eight on 0303 003 1111.

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Contact Us

Contact details

Please contact the Benefice Office if you have any enquires for the five churches in our benefice: St Mary the Virgin, Church Green Witney Oxfordshire OX28 4AW | 01993 779 492 | office@witneyparish.org.uk 

Church addresses 

St Mary the Virgin Church Green Witney Oxfordshire OX28 4AW 
Holy Trinity Church Woodgreen OX28 1DN 
St John the Baptist,
Curbridge 2 Church Row, Curbridge Witney OX29 7NU
Hailey Church
Middletown Hailey Witney OX29 9UB
St Kenelm’s Church
 Minster Lovell OX29 0RR (updated 23-09-21)

Safeguarding concerns: safeguarding@witneyparish.org.uk