Welcome from the Rev'd 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 News & Dates for your Diary

Saturday 21st December: Witney Wonderland Carols Amidst the Christmas Trees 2pm, 3pm and 4pm, St Mary's

Advent and Christmas Services

St Mary the Virgin, Witney
Eucharist, every Monday during Advent, 9.30am
Mayor's Carol Service, 13th December, 7pm 
Crib Service, 24th December, 3pm 
Carol Service, 24th December, 6pm 
Midnight Mass, 24th December, 11.30pm 
Eucharist, Christmas Day, 10.45am 

St John the Baptist, Curbridge

Carol Service, 15th December, 6pm (Please note there will be no 9.15am Eucharist)
Eucharist, Christmas Day, 9.15am 
(Please note there will be no 9.15am Eucharist 29th December)

St Kenelm, Minster Lovell

Carol Service, 15th December, 6pm 
Midnight Mass, 24th December, 11.30pm 
Eucharist, Christmas Day, 9.15am 

St John the Evangelist, Hailey

Carol Service, 22nd December, 6pm 
Midnight Mass, 24th December, 11.30pm
Eucharist, Christmas Day, 9.15am  
Christingle, 5th January, 4pm

Holy Trinity, Woodgreen

A Traditional Service of Lessons & Carols, 22nd December, 6pm 
Midnight Mass, 24th December, 11.30pm 
Eucharist, Christmas Day, 10.45am 

Exploring Spirituality Programme 2019

Exploring Spirituality Programme 2019

Click here to download The Exploring Spirituality Programme 2019 booklet ESP 2019 v2






#Everyday Faith

The Church of England invites you on a journey to discover God throughout your everyday lives. Find out more information here.

There are also apps you can download to assist in prayer:

Benefice YouTube Videos now online

The Benefice has a new YouTube channel. Please do take a look at two online videos

Festival Dates 2019-20

S Augustine said ‘In the house of God there is never-ending festival’. Here are upcoming festivals being celebrated at St Mary's

2019

    Witney Wonderland Friday 29th November 5 pm
    Witney Wonderland Christmas Stalls Saturday 30th November 11am - 4pm
    Witney Wonderland Gala Ball Sunday 6th December

2020

    Beer Festival Saturday 9 May
    Food Festival Saturday 16 May
    Oktoberfest Saturday 12 September

Festival Dates 2019

The Witney Feast: Saturday 14th - Tuesday 17th Sep. The programme includes

    The Oktoberfest: Saturday 14th Sep, 12noon
    Civic Service followed by Gallopers Service: Sunday 15th Sept, 6pm

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Raise the roof

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!!

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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.
Rowan Williams

Click here to download the 2018 Annual Report and Accounts

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 07774524756 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 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.