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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

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  • 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

  • Finding love at an RE teachers’ conference

    LUCIE Cook was not expecting to meet her future husband on an RE course for teachers from Church of England Schools. For a start, as Lucie points out, there are not that many guys in primary education. “There seem to be even fewer Christian guys in primary education, so meeting Oliver was a big surprise,” More

  • Bishop joins Ride and Stride 2012

    by Colin Fletcher UFFINGTON, Baulking, Goosey, Stanford-in-the-Vale, Hatford, Shellingford, Fernham, Longcot, Watchfield, Shrivenham and Woolstone all sound pretty idyllic – and what’s more I’m assured that there are not too many steep hills around when I set off with Basil Eastwood, the Chairman of Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust, to cycle round their churches on September More

  • Singing for fun commemorates World War 1

    by Jackie Rix Brown PARTICIPANTS of a regular event in Purley, near Reading, enjoyed a good old wartime sing-song to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War. Singing for Fun is a social gathering that provides the chance to meet and sing for villagers every Thursday. It provides the chance to socialise for More

  • Hear the Vine play at the Grand Day Out

    HEAR up-and-coming Christian band The Vine play live at the Living the Difference Café venue at the Grand Day Out on Saturday 20 September. Sixth former Matt felt led to enquire about leading worship with young people after going to Soul Survivor. At his church, St Leonards, Eynsham, he was told to go for it More

  • Around the Deaneries: Wallingford

    THE Revd Jason St John Nicolle has been the Rector of Churn Benefice, in South Oxfordshire, since 2008 and Area Dean of Wallingford since 2012. The area is growing as thousands of new homes are built to meet the demand for housing. Jason is also Area Dean of Wantage, another area that is experiencing growth. More

  • Church school students celebrate A Level success

    STUDENTS at Church of England secondary schools in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire are celebrating their A Level successes. At the Oxford Academy there was a 100 per cent pass rate for the first time in the school’s history, with 19 per cent of students achieving A* to B grades and more university applications than ever More

  • A meeting of Lay Ministers

    MORE than 120 Licensed Lay Ministers flocked to the idyllic Milton Hill House in South Oxfordshire for their annual conference this year. The event gave LLMs the chance to relax at the countryside hotel while meeting up, comparing notes and enjoying speakers and workshops aimed at helping them in their ministry.  Susan Small, from Worminghall, More