Hospitality is one of our four pillars

Hospitality lies at the heart of our mission as a Christian church. We extend a big, warm, open invitation to anyone to visit us whether as

  • Sightseers interested in finding out more about our history and heritage. We are in the process of placing signs highlighting intriguing places to explore within the church
  • Pilgrims seeking to feel closer to God within the walls of this Ancient House of Prayer. Many visit the Chapel of St George hosting our icons of St Luke and St Frideswide
  • Local residents looking to find a quiet and sacred space in this busy and noisy world
No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are most welcome here.

Ministry of Festivals

We delight in the use of our church buildings for local events and festivals. For instance:

  • St Mary's host large annual community events such as the Witney Festival of Food and Drink, the Beer Festival, Oktoberfest and, less frequently, flower festivals and Christmas tree festivals.
  • We host civic ceremonies such as Remembrance Sunday and other major national celebrations.
  • We welcome members of the travellers’ community at the time of Witney Fair and Feast
  • We welcome a number of local schools both for large carol services and special occasions and also for teaching

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Finding out About Events

Details of upcoming festivals, performances, events and special services are published each week in the Benefice Bulletin – click here to subscribe


    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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