St Mary the Virgin, Witney
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Who We Are
This ancient house of prayer has been a place of hospitality for over 750 years. Our magnificent medieval building is the main Anglican and civic church for Witney.
We aspire to be an inclusive, welcoming community of mercy and kindness. We extend a warm invitation to everyone to come and join us irrespective of race, sexuality, background or age.
Our worshipping life is centred on the Eucharist.
Our main Sunday service is a sung Eucharist at 10:45, followed by coffee and conversation. Children can attend their own session.
We have a said Eucharist on Wednesdays at 11:00, followed by tea and coffee.
We place great importance on saying Morning Prayer at 09:00 and Evening Prayer at 17:30 together in church.
Serving Our Community
We are an outward-looking church, committed to sharing God’s love in our actions towards others.
We are part of a benefice of five Anglican churches and a church plant with an ecumenical chaplain on one of the new housing estates.
We support an Anna Chaplaincy team that works with older people locally in hospital, care homes or at home.
We have a full-time Youth Worker and Schools Chaplain.
We host large annual community events, including the Witney Festival of Food & Drink and two Beer Festivals.
We have online and in-church teaching, social groups for women and men, and an eco group.
Our hope is that St Mary’s is the right place for you to share the love, joy and hope of the risen Christ.
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On Sundays - Church Green and The Leys have no restrictions.
On Weekdays - There are various time restrictions on Church Green - please note the signs. The Leys offers free all-day parking.