Welcome from the Rev'd Toby Wright

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the parish 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 23rd March at 6 30 pm at St Mary's Church: a performance of Handel’s Messiah (Parts 2 and 3), to celebrate St Mary's 775th anniversary
        Sunday 24th March at 6 00 pm at St Mary's Church: Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) starting with a Service
        Saturday 30th March Parish Ramble

      775 Sermon Series: downloads

        Mar 10th The Rt Rev'd Steven Croft A Learning Church - awaiting text

      775 Sermon Series: upcoming events

        Apr 21st Fr Stephen Tucker A Resurrection Church
        May 5th The Rt Rev'd Chris Lowson A Kingdom Church
        Jun 16th Sr Stella CSMV A Contemplative Church
        Jul 7th The Team Vicar A Creation Church
        Aug 4th Robin Brunner-Ellis A Renewing Church
        Sep 8th The Rt Rev'd Colin Fletcher A Missional Church

      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:

      A performance of Handel’s Messiah

      Saturday 23rd March, 6.30 pm at St. Mary’s. Do come and hear a performance of Handel’s Messiah (Parts 2 and 3), to celebrate St Marys' 775th anniversary. Lower Windrush Choral Society and Choir of St Mary’s, with Terry McNamara (director), Francis Rumsey (organ) and local soloists. Entrance free, retiring collection

      New Electoral Roll on Display

      Under the Church Representation Rules, the Electoral Roll is revised every 6 years and 2019 is the year for this. The New Roll (names only) will be displayed in the Churches from Sunday 10th March. Names and addresses will be available to view only in the Vestry. Errors can be corrected during this time; however, additions or removals cannot be made until after the APCM on Sunday 24th March at St Mary’s, starting with a Eucharist at 6 pm.

      Festival Dates 2019

        The Beer Festival: Saturday 4th May
        The Food Festival: Saturday 18th May
        The Witney Flower Festival: Friday 5th to Sunday 7th July
        The Witney Feast: Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th Sep
        Oktoberfest: Saturday 14th Sep

      Witney Flower Festival 2019

      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.

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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!!

      Please Sponsor a Slate for £10. Your civic landmark church needs you!

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      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 immediately inform your Parish Safeguarding officer, Alison, on 07884 074812 or her Deputy, Ness, on 07774524756 or Pauline on 01993 648136

      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.