It is my pleasure as Team Rector to welcome you to the Benefice of Witney. The Team Rector, Canon Toby Wright We are an inclusive church embracing a hospitable Christianity. We are five Church of England churches, some large and some small, serving the town of Witney and the villages round about. We work across 11 schools, 6 nursing/care homes and outreach to new communities and to people in need across the area. We believe the church is called to be a community of mercy and kindness. We look forward to welcoming you to an event or service soon.

The Team Rector, Canon Toby Wright

Latest Updates

  • Noon Thursday Eucharist is on Zoom | Meeting ID: 890 739 081 | Password: 020375
  • 10:45 Sunday Service is also streamed Service Sheet:S Mary 14 Aug 2022
  • Messy Church on the Windrush Estate, Wednesdays 10th, 17th & 24th. 12 noon - 2.30 pm for children up to 11 years. Further information available from Revd Jacky     windrush@witneyparish.org.uk
  • Sunday 14th August at Holy Trinity Church following the 10.45 am service. Sale of dried wildflower pictures and other in aid of their Church Roof and Access to All Appeal.
  • Oktoberfest - Saturday 10th September, 12 noon - 7.00 pm. St. Mary's Church.
  • Witney Feast - 11th September - 10.45 am Confirmations Service with Bishop Gavin. 6.00 pm  - Civic Service followed by the Gallopers. Please come and join us for these special services at St. Mary's.
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    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
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