St John the Evangelist
As you know, our churches are not fully open as a result of the Coronavirus lockdown. However, the information below gives you a flavour of each church and what our services are like when we are able to meet as normal. In the meantime, you’ll have seen from our home page that we are holding virtual services at the moment, so please feel free to join us by following the instructions on that page. Details of when the church is open for private prayer or services are also available on the home page.
Hailey is a village and civil parish north of Witney. The village comprises three neighbourhoods: Middletown on the main road; Poffley End on the minor road to Ramsden, and Delly End on Whiting’s and Wood Lanes. Hailey has a church – St John’s; a very popular and busy C of E Primary School; Village Hall; several farms; and a hairdresser, but it no longer has a shop. It is a lively village, with a summer festival and lots of activities throughout the year.
Hailey Church, is a Victorian building completed in 1869, but the church itself reaches out into the community well beyond its’ walls. Together with the school, pub, community woodland, and village hall, it is at the centre of village activity. Sunday services attract a steady, enthusiastic, mature congregation of over 30. We have a planned series of special services across the year, most of which are family focussed, and include the Festival Service in June, the Peace Service in July and a Pet service in the autumn. Compline services, lay led, are held in Advent and Lent, and Evensong is held on the first Sunday of the month.
Over the last few years it has become increasingly clear that the floor needs to be replaced - this has now become an urgent priority - and fundraising locally has been taking place for some time. In the autumn of 2016 there will be an offical launch of the "Fix the Floor" campaign, and we hope to begin work as soon as practicable. It has also been a stimulus to find out more about our well loved church. Keep a look out for fundraising opportunities, as well as news of how we're doing.
Crawley is a small village linked ecclesiastically with Hailey since its small church, St Peter’s, was closed in the 1980’s.
Other Service Times in the parish can be found here
There are several generous laybys on the main road through the village, meaning only a short walk to the church.