St Kenelm's Church is part of the Benefice of Witney. We encourage you to visit our Witney Parish website for full information on all the churches of the Benefice, including events, services and more.
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.
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 occasionally used.
The parish of Minster Lovell is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs and policies. The Diocese of Oxford’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.