The Revd Alex Mahlava

Assistant Priest

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I have been a priest in the Anglican Diocese of Harare Zimbabwe since 2009, serving as rector at St Mary's Cranbone, St James Hetcliff, St Andrews Mvurwi, the Cathedral of St Mary and All Saints as assistant priest and at St Elizabeth of Hungary Belvedere as rector, where l resigned to join my wife who had moved to the UK. At the Cathedral l was heading the Social and Outreach desk where l worked with street children, the homeless, refugees and the vulnerable. My special areas are Women and their contribution to human salvation. Women should own themselves and Conflict Management and Resolution Strategies. I am delighted to join the community of mercy and kindness as well as inclusivity. My way of relaxing is spending time with my wife Talent and our four children.

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Please contact the Benefice Office if you have any enquires for the five churches in our benefice: St Mary the Virgin, Church Green Witney Oxfordshire OX28 4AW | 01993 779 492 | 

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St Mary the Virgin Church Green Witney Oxfordshire OX28 4AW 
Holy Trinity Church Woodgreen OX28 1DN 
St John the Baptist,
Curbridge 2 Church Row, Curbridge Witney OX29 7NU
Hailey Church
Middletown Hailey Witney OX29 9UB
St Kenelm’s Church
 Minster Lovell OX29 0RR (updated 23-09-21)

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