St Kenelm's

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.

St Kenelm’s Church is a medieval building constructed in approximately 1450, and behind the church are the remains of Minster Lovell Hall (known as “The Ruins”). Our beautiful church is in a lovely tranquil setting and it is open every day from morning until dusk.  We have many visitors, attracted by the history and “The Ruins” who often take the opportunity to pray, leave messages on our prayer board, and frequently comment in our Visitors’ Book on the quiet, prayer-filled atmosphere within the church.   

Our catholic liturgical tradition is a very positive attraction for those unable to find the same locally, and we have a reputation for being friendly and welcoming. The church’s worship and teaching are in the Church of England catholic tradition. The liturgy is mainstream catholic, Eucharistic, based on Common Worship, with hymns and worship songs, traditional and contemporary. Incense is used at Midnight Mass of Christmas, Candlemas and the Easter Vigil.

Sunday Service

09.15am Eucharist with hymns

Wednesday Service 

10am Eucharist - first Wednesday of the month

Other Service Times in the parish can be found here

Wheelchair access: a ramp can be deployed over the steps on request

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 Richard Woodley on 07391 868478 or Lisa Wilkins on 07341 866832 lisa.wilkins@oxford.anglican.org

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Prayer Tree

    Please feel free to post a prayer on our Benefice website.
    All prayers are first moderated to ensure any post respects our Safeguarding Policy and so there may be a small delay before they are published on our website.
    When writing a prayer, please use only first names, initials or a pseudonym to protect privacy.
    Your email address will not be published and is used only if we need to double check your prayer request.

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