It is my 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 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.
Remembrance Sunday Services: 10th November 2019
St John the Evangelist, Hailey
Act of Remembrance 9am at War Memorial, Eucharist 9.15am
St Mary the Virgin, Witney
Civic Service for Remembrance, 11.30am (this follows the Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial)
St Kenelm, Minster Lovell
Act of Remembrance, 10.30am at the War Memorial, jointly with the Methodist Church (there will be no 9.15am Eucharist service)
Holy Trinity, Woodgreen
Sung Eucharist, 10.55am, the service will being with the Act of Remembrance
Choral Evensong, 6pm, joined by the choir of All Saints Sutton Courtenay
St John the Baptist, Curbridge
Remembrance Service, 6pm (there will be no 9.15am Eucharist service)
Click here to download The Exploring Spirituality Programme 2019 booklet ESP 2019 v2
The Benefice has a new YouTube channel. Please do take a look at two online videos
S Augustine said ‘In the house of God there is never-ending festival’. Here are upcoming festivals being celebrated at St Mary's
The Witney Feast: Saturday 14th - Tuesday 17th Sep. The programme includes
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.