Community Action

Helping those in Need:

In the Benefice we are strongly connected to many charities, both Local, National and International. There are three that we are particularly linked to within the Benefice:

  • The Besom Projectproviding a bridge in Witney between those who want to give and those in need 
  • Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART) is a small organisation whose CEO worships with us, supporting local partners in 8 countries with no international attention nor outside help 
  • Open Doors is an international charity based in Witney which serves persecuted Christians around the world 

Community Action

  • The Witney & West Oxfordshire Foodbank. Details of how to get or give help are on their website 
  • The Witney Food Revolution collects perfectly good food that local businesses would have thrown away, and redistribute it to the public. Details of the scheme are here: 
  • A helpline has been set up for anyone in Oxfordshire who is struggling at this time. The phone number is 01865 897820 or email Lines are open 8.30am to 8.00pm weekdays and 9-5 weekends.
  • Witney Land Army volunteering to help those in our community in need.


    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
    If you are unsure or worried about how serious a situation is, contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team on 01865 208295 or For enquiries outside of operational hours, contact Thirtyone:eight on 0303 003 1111.

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Contact Us

Contact details

Please contact the Benefice Office if you have any enquires for the five churches in our benefice: St Mary the Virgin, Church Green Witney Oxfordshire OX28 4AW | 01993 779 492 | 

Church addresses 

St Mary the Virgin Church Green Witney Oxfordshire OX28 4AW 
Holy Trinity Church Woodgreen OX28 1DN 
St John the Baptist,
Curbridge 2 Church Row, Curbridge Witney OX29 7NU
Hailey Church
Middletown Hailey Witney OX29 9UB
St Kenelm’s Church
 Minster Lovell OX29 0RR (updated 23-09-21)

Safeguarding concerns: