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 list of Services during Holy Week and Easter 2019 at churches within our Benefice
Maundy Thursday 18th April: Parish Supper at 6 00 pm at Hailey Church - a Hailey Hotpot with a Veggie option. Please click here to sign up by email. Service at 7 30 pm
Holy Saturday 20th April: Vigil at Holy Trinity, Woodgreen at 8 pm
Thursday 30th April: Mercy and Kindness II art & music, 7.30 pm, St. Mary's. This is the second of 3 evenings exploring the benefice vision statement as we consider the call to mercy and kindness. You are all very warmly encouraged to come and join in the process of exploration.
Palm Sunday 14 April
0915 Minster Lovell
1045 Holy Trinity
1045 Saint Mary’s
1800 Choral Evensong Saint Mary’s
Holy Monday 15 April 1930 Minster Lovell
Holy Tuesday 16 April 1930 Curbridge
Holy Wednesday 17 April 1930 Saint Mary’s
Maundy Thursday 1800 Parish Meal at Hailey Please click here to sign up by email 1930 Liturgy of the Last Supper, Hailey
1045 Ecumenical Walk of Witness (High Street Methodists)
1200 Meditations, Hailey
1400 Solemn Liturgy, Saint Mary’s
1930 Tenebrae, Holy Trinity
Holy Saturday 2000 Vigil Service, Holy Trinity
Easter Day 21 April 0915 Curbridge 0915 Minster Lovell 0915 Hailey 1045 Holy Trinity 1045 Saint Mary’s
Our Holy Week Preacher is The Rev’d Stephen Tucker
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.