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Prime Minister praises “fantastic” school improvements

THE Prime Minister David Cameron has praised a Church of England School that has been classified as good by Government inspectors. St John the Evangelist CE Primary School in Carterton was removed from special measures after the Ofsted inspection in July. In a letter to the school, Mr Cameron said: “This really is a fantastic More

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  • Riding, striding and scooting for historic churches

    A TEAM of cyclists pedalled from the Lords “the home of cricket” in London to their own home of village cricket in Wytham in Oxfordshire. The four men, from Wytham Cricket Club, raised £1,200 for the Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust. They were among hundreds of people in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire who once again chose More

  • Around the Deaneries: Wantage

    Coffee at Cornerstone SARAH Shewring  feels blessed to have taken over as manager of the Cornerstone Christian Centre in Grove in April. The mother-of-two gave up her role as a radiographer at Oxford’s Churchill Hospital for a job closer to home because she wanted to see her children more. And she has not regretted taking More

  • Still at the Cutting Edge

    The Door explores how our original Cutting Edge Ministries have evolved as they celebrate more than a decade since they were launched.  by Matt Rees In our diocese we have some churches that are very old. At the other end of the life cycle it’s encouraging to see a growing number of new churches coming More

  • Blessed are the peacemakers

    A FULL size model based on War Horse, along with more than 12 banners and other sculptures and installations were part of “Blessed are the Peacemakers” in Burnham and Slough. Mona Lisa Arts and Media joined forces with St Peter’s Church, Burnham, St Mary’s, Slough and the Royal British Legion for an art exhibition commemorating More

  • From frontline to theological college

    FATHER of two, Jason ‘Griff’ Griffiths, joined the Army at 17. He tells Jo Duckles his journey from the frontline to theological college. Griff, as he is known to everyone bar his mum, was first featured in the Door back in 2010, focusing on how he kept in touch with his wife Rowena and daughters More

  • Rest a While at the Bucks County Show.

    UP to 1,000 people took the opportunity to ‘Rest A While’ with free beverages and cake at the Bucks County Show. Churches joined forces to serve up free tea, coffee and an array of delicious cakes to the crowds of people. The tent was nestled among the various trade stands, horse and livestock shows, show More

  • Transformed atheist to speak at Oxford church

    ONE of America’s most dynamic and engaging Christian speakers will be visiting Oxford on Wednesday 27th August.  Sara Miles was a convinced atheist and liberated woman completely satisfied with her life. One Sunday morning out of curiosity she wandered into a church and found herself transformed – not by what was said but in the More

  • One step closer to the Thames Pilgrim Way

    by Sarah Meyrick THE Thames Pilgrim Way is one step closer to becoming a reality, thanks to the launch of a brand new website. The site has gone live ahead of Bishop John’s farewell Pilgrimage later this month. “The website shows the ten stages we have created out of the 104-mile route,” says Sarah Meyrick, More

  • How will your church make Time for Creation?

    AN autumn of opportunities awaits Christians in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire as Time for Creation gathers momentum. The project, which runs from 1 September to 4 October sees churches celebrating our role in creation and as stewards of it. The theme is God, whose farm is all creation giving churches the chance to focus on More