We are passionate about our relationship with and ministry to the primary and secondary schools across Witney and the surrounding villages. 

Collective Worship for Primary Schools

From September 2020, we are offering weekly online Collective Worship videos for primary schools. You can watch them back below, or on our YouTube Channel.


Here is a teaching video made by Revd Ross Meikle. It shows you the inside of St Mary's building, and explains the different parts of the church and how they relate to Christian services of Baptism and Holy Communion.

Here is a video with footage of St Mary's Church set to music. It displays interior parts of the church not covered in the video above that pupils may want to look out for, such as stained glass windows, statues, and memorials, as well as footage of the exterior of the church, including the spire and the Witney Monkey!

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 07774 524756 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 safeguarding@witneyparish.org.uk

If you need to contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team, call 01865 208290. Alternatively the Safeguarding Adviser Lisa Wilkins can be reached via lisa.wilkins@oxford.anglican.org or 01865 208295.

Year Review

The Year Review contains reports from all the churches in the benefice and many of the activities that take place. Year review 2019 with cover

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