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Here are a collection of the text of recent sermons given within the Benefice



Sermons given to mark our 775th Anniversary

    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.

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    775 Sermon Series

      Sep 8th The Rt Rev'd Colin Fletcher A Missional Church

    Festival Dates 2019-20

    S Augustine said ‘In the house of God there is never-ending festival’. Here are upcoming festivals being celbrated at St Mary's


      Oktoberfest: Saturday 14th Sep from 12 noon
      Civic Service followed by Gallopers Service: Sunday 15th Sept, from 6 pm
      Witney Wonderland Friday 29th November 6 pm
      Witney Wonderland Gala Ball Sunday 6th Dec


      Beer Festival Saturday 9 May
      Food Festival Sat 16 May
      Octoberfest Sat 12 Sep

    Festival Dates 2019

    The Witney Feast: Saturday 14th - Tuesday 17th Sep. The programme includes

      The Oktoberfest: Saturday 14th Sep, 12noon
      Civic Service followed by Gallopers Service: Sunday 15th Sept, 6pm

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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

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    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 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.

    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

    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.