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

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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