Parish of Witney

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The Parish of Witney is made up of four churches, some large and some small, serving the town of Witney and the villages round about: St Mary the Virgin, Witney Holy Trinity Witney St John the Evangelist, Hailey and St John the Baptist, Curbridge

We are an inclusive church embracing a hospitable Christianity.

Our central desire is to grow deeper in God. We have four key pillars of our common life together: the Eucharist and Daily Office, which sustain all that we are, and Inclusivity and Hospitality, which shape all that we do.

We believe the church is called to be a community of mercy and kindness.

Any financial contributions are both hugely appreciated and gratefully received. All donations are treated anonymously, and clergy do not have access to any donor information. They are paid into our parish account to help meet the costs of all our churches.

Saint Mary's is a dynamic, growing church. We take seriously the call of the Church to simply worship God as her primary vocation. Our life as a community is based around the regularity and repetition of the Eucharist. We believe we are called to be a community of mercy and kindness who offer radical hospitality. Our ministry of feasts and festivals shows this in an active way. We also know the power of learning by laughing.

The community of St Mary's, Witney, is delighted that our church is a member of the Inclusive Church Network. We extend a big, warm, open invitation to everyone and anyone to come and join us, irrespective of gender, race, age, sexuality, wealth, background, education, social status

We are the main and civic church for the town of Witney. Saint Mary's was re-dedicated in 1243, although an earlier church stood on this site. We have an active role as the focus of civic ceremonies and outreach to the town and wider area. We are regularly used for special services such as Remembrance Sunday, the Mayor's Carol Service, and BBC Radio Oxford broadcasts. However as the focal point of many local people's lives, we also have strong pastoral links for baptisms, weddings and funerals. And we are excited by the future.

Parish name

St. Mary the Virgin, Witney

Parish code



Oxford Diocese


St Mary the Virgin
Church Green
OX28 4AW


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