Windrush Church

Who we are

Windrush church is an emerging 6th congregation in the benefice that primarily serves the new communities on the Windrush Place and Colwell Green new housing developments in West Witney. It is a Baptist/ Anglican partnership supported by an ecumenical team with members from Churches across the town. The team also includes those who are exploring faith. We are part of the Church of England's Oxford Diocese initiative ‘Green Houses’ and the Southern Counties Baptist Association


Meeting in the new Windrush Church of England Primary School we have a Messy Church on the first Sunday of the month which attracts between 20 and 30 families from the estates. It is our intention in 2024 and 2025 to develop other fresh expressions of worship at the school. 

We running an Alpha course in February & March 2024.

Serving our community

Led by our Pioneer minister Rev. Jacky Bone the team do events throughout the year. This includes a weekly toddler group at the school, fun days and events, especially at festival times such as Christmas and Easter. An annual teddy bears picnic, and activities for children in the summer are very popular. We also hold regular socials for the community at a local pub.

We work closely with West Oxfordshire District Council and the Witney town council currently working alongside a community artist employed by WODC. We administrate one of the local face book sites Windrush Community page for the development, trying to connect those living in the community with each other and with the town.

We have an allotment site in the Windrush allotments and do our best to grow and share vegetables!

Rev Jacky is also a chair of the local Witney community fridge and through it we are able to help those in need on the development as well as helping reduce waste food.

Find us

Windrush C of E Primary School, Isabelle Spencer Way, Witney, OX29 7DL

Disabled access

The school is fully accessible


Parking is available in the school car park and on the side roads around the school


    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)

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