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“I was in prison and you came to see me…”


For prisoners, Christmas can be a lonely time, isolated from family and friends. The Door reports on how Christians are helping, over the festive period and beyond. Alan Hodgetts (centre) with representatives of All Saints, Milton Keynes and the 14th century font. For an ex-Rover apprentice who gave up an engineering career to become a More

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  • Christmas Emergency Cover for Parsonage Houses

    In the event of an emergency between 24 December 2014 and 2 January 2015, please contact the following: Central heating and major plumbing defects (eg. flooding) – contact Uniheat (Oxford) Ltd on 07802 900153. All other emergencies contact Tony Kerry on 07810 444775, Mike Smith on 07876 553889 or David Mason 07889 868483 and leave More

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    Fairtrade Fortnight is on the way

    From 23 February to 8 March 2015, everyone is invited to join together in celebrating the benefits of Fairtrade and to help increase awareness and use of products that give their producers a fair deal. There are three main activities. The first is joining in the 10th anniversary of the Traidcraft Big Brew. This year More

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    Family fun in Drayton

    Chris Matthewman demonstrates how to dance like a surfer during a fast-paced, fun-fuelled family service at Drayton Community School. The first celebration of its kind saw families flock to the school. The service began with a messy-church style sheep making craft session and continued with teaching from event organiser, The Revd Rebecca Peters, Priest-in-Charge of More

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    On Angel Wings

    ON Angel Wings is an animated retelling of the Nativity suitable for the whole family, to be broadcast on BBC 1 at 4.20pm on Christmas Eve. (And on BBC iplayer for the whole of the Christmas period.) The book is by author, Michael Morpurgo, who visited pupils at Checkendon CE Primary School in the summer More

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    Another angle on climate change

    By now we are well familiar with measures to cut harmful emissions and to invest in renewables as the chief means of combating potentially catastrophic climate change. And while there is a responsibility on all of us to reduce our own carbon footprint and to do what we can to influence government policy, it is More

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    Advent Artwork in Littlemore

    CONTEMPORARY images painted by Tom Bower have been on display throughout advent at St Mary and St Nicholas Church in Littlemore, Oxford. The four paintings were created by Tom in response to four advent meditations written by church warden, Wendy Blagden. Right is Tom’s image of Mary, which he describes as portraying the mother of More

  • Tsunami: 10 years after the wave Tim Hetherington’s online photography exhibtion

    Ten years on from the Indian Ocean tsunami, which killed almost 250,000 people on Boxing Day 2004, Christian Aid is marking the anniversary by launching Tsunami: 10 years after the wave, an online exhibition that features work – including previously unpublished images – by photographer Tim Hetherington. Tim, who was killed while working in Libya More

  • Fuelling justice

    by Alison Webster The first frosts have bitten – with beautiful sunrises to match.  Autumn and winter can be glorious, but for those in fuel poverty, it signals the beginning of months of anxiety, ill-health and misery. Fuel poverty is not an abstract issue. It’s a matter of life and death. In the freezing weather More

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    Love always perseveres

    When have you done something that needed you to persevere, even when you felt too tired or just unable to continue? These stories show us times when people didn’t give up, even in the face of difficulties. We will explore what this shows us about God’s great love. HOW WIDE When Jesus was born in More