Holy Trinity stands on the edge of Woodgreen. It was consecrated on 11 July 1849. There was no previous church on the site but the Rector at the time, The Rev’d Charles Jerram, felt it was important that the people of the district didn’t even have to walk ‘the little distance to the parish church’, St Mary the Virgin on Church Green, Witney.
Our main Sunday Service is a Sung Eucharist. Six times a year this becomes a ‘Messy Mass’, an intergenerational Eucharistic Service where children are invited to help lead the service, enjoy craft activities and share breakfast together. Occasionally we hold a Choral Evensong and other special services such as a traditional Nine Lessons & Carols. Our enthusiastic choir and talented organist help lead the worship for all Sunday Services. We also hold a midweek Eucharist on the first Tuesday of each month.
Everyone is welcome in our Church whether you’ve been going to Church for all of your life or are completely new; we pride ourselves on being a friendly community and enjoy offering hospitality with refreshments served after the Sunday Services. We’re working towards becoming members of the National Inclusive Church Network.
Holy Trinity Church is the largest public building in the vicinity and we’re keen that it should be a place for the whole community to use. It is a peaceful space to visit and it’s open every day of the week. It’s also a popular church for weddings and baptisms and offers a wonderful open and bright space for concerts or groups of all kinds. We are currently working to improve the access to the church for anyone with a disability, by upgrading our toilet facilities and ramp access. Inevitably a building as old as Holy Trinity requires a lot of maintenance; the roof requires a major repair and as the current custodians, we’re working hard to ensure the building is fit for purpose for future generations.
Charity giving is an integral part of our mission and ministry; our Charities and Outreach Group plan a variety of activities to support national, international and local agencies. Recent fundraising events have included a BBQ in aid of HART (Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust), Christmas Shoe boxes for Eastern European countries and Christmas Hampers for families in need in our local community. Environmental matters are also very important to us and as such we have an enthusiastic team of Eco volunteers to help take our part in the responsibility for caring for our planet.
Do come along and introduce yourself at one of our Services or events: we’d love to meet you!
Other Service Times in the parish can be found here
- On Sundays - please use the car park for West Oxfordshire District Council.
- On Weekdays - on the street. Please be attentive to private driveways.
There is a disabled parking bay immediately outside the gate to the church.
A portable ramp is deployed for services.
There is a wide aisle and chairs can be moved.
We are currently working towards improving our ramp access and toilet facilities.
The Choir at the Platinum Jubilee Evensong