Exploring Spirituality Programme: 

Do contact us if you’d like more information. All are welcome!


Six sessions on the book: The Heart of it All

The Heart of it All: The Bible's Big Picture by Sam Wells, has now been cancelled.

Theological Reflection Groups

Please contact Ness if you would like to find out more

    Living Well

    A series of guided discussions on connections between spirituality, mental and physical health, relationship to others, and the challenges of how to live well. See the Living Well webpage for details of how to take part.

      Daily Office: Morning & Evening Prayer

      Please do join with us to pray the Daily Office in St. Mary's or from wherever you are, 9am Morning Prayer (except Sunday) and 5.30pm Evening Prayer (every day). Here is a link to the liturgy on the Church of England website

        Prayers for the Middle East

        We invite you to pray in your own homes on the first Wednesday of every month, at 5 pm, for 20 minutes or so for 'The land we call Holy' and more generally for the whole of the Middle East. Here is a suggested liturgy

          Soul Care Conversations

          We are very aware that for everyone this time of COVID-19 isolation is a strange one. We want to offer the chance to have a one to one conversation with a member of the wider ministry team. For those who wish, we could use the framework of a Personal Discipleship Plan (PDP), which encourages us to think about our gifting and where we are at with God. It is all confidential, and very much led by you.

          We are happy to be led by individuals as to what would help you most at this time and invite you to find fresh ways to deepen your faith, or explore your doubts.  If you would like a soul care conversation, please email office@witneyparish.org.uk

          Thank you for all of your feedback on the groups during 2021. We’re looking at all of your comments at present and hope to respond to those requests in the 2022 Programme.


          Safeguarding

            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.

          Click here for more safeguarding information

          Prayer Tree

            Please feel free to post a prayer on our Benefice website.
            All prayers are first moderated to ensure any post respects our Safeguarding Policy and so there may be a small delay before they are published on our website.
            When writing a prayer, please use only first names, initials or a pseudonym to protect privacy.
            Your email address will not be published and is used only if we need to double check your prayer request.

          Click here to post a prayer