Welcome!

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

  • The YouTube Stream for our weekly 10:45 service at St. Mary’s starts at 10:30. Click here to download the Order of Service
  • Noon Thursday Eucharist is on Zoom | Meeting ID: 890 739 081 | Password: 020375
  • Click here to get our weekly Benefice Bulletin e-newsletter or view past editions
  • Sunday 25th February: Messy Mass at Holy Trinity, 10.45 am. All age groups welcome.
  • Lent Compline (contemplative short quiet night prayer) Services: 6.00 pm every Tuesday (except Holy Week) at St John's Hailey. All welcome.
  • Sat 9th March: Barn Dance Night led by Ceilidh band, Mouse & Trousers. 7 00pm at St Mary's £15 entry inc ploughman's. Click here to book

Safeguarding

    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 safeguarding@witneyparish.org.uk
    If you are unsure or worried about how serious a situation is, contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team on 01865 208295 or safeguardingreferrals@oxford.anglican.org. 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 | office@witneyparish.org.uk 

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: safeguarding@witneyparish.org.uk