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Tweet #EasterMeans says CofE

The Church of England today announces its Easter twitter campaign #EasterMeans which will run from Maundy Thursday (17 April) until Easter Day (20 April). The campaign asks people to finish the sentence #EasterMeans … to share a personal meaning of Easter with pictures, stories and messages. Bishops will be sharing what #EasterMeans to them in More

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  • A stitch back in time for Bradwell Church

    THE work of an eight strong team of members of BradwellChurch, Milton Keynes was praised by Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Revd John Pritchard, when he dedicated three new kneelers to be used for Holy Communion. The kneelers were sewn and stitched by seven women members of the congregation working together over the past 16 More

  • Churchyard bones reveal good living standard

    by Peter Foot AN unusual churchyard excavation has revealed half a millennium of a high standard of living in Faringdon, Oxfordshire. With the permission of the Diocese, 341 complete skeletons were reverently exhumed as part of the excavation which was done prior to work on new buildings, the Barber Rooms, named after a principal donor, More

  • Island of Solace in library

    Candlelight and incense softened the atmosphere in the library at Waddesdon CofE School in Buckinghamshire, as School Chaplain, the Revd Janet Bayly, set up Prayer Stations including a globe, to focus on those suffering from hardship around the world, a map of the local area and glass pebbles for students to give to their loved More

  • Leaders on leadership

    CONFIDENT Collaborative Leadership was the theme of the annual Diocesan Headteachers Conference at Blenheim Palace last month. Around 70 headteachers from Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire gathered to hear distinguished speakers including the Revd Nigel Genders, head of School Policy for the National Society as well as Anne Davey, Diocesan Director of Education talk about the More

  • Free war ravaged lives from fear this Christian Aid Week

    BISHOPS are encouraging church goers to support Christian Aid Week (11 – 17 May) and help communities in war-ravaged countries rebuild their lives and be free from fear. The Rt Revd John Pritchard, Bishop of Oxford, was at Christ Church Cathedral with the city’s Christian Aid team to pledge his support for the campaign. Shortly More

  • When Year Three went to Christ Church

    by Claudia and Lukas On 26 February 2014 Year Three of St Nicolas School Taplow went to Oxford’s Cathedral at Christ Church to learn about the cathedral and what they do! The cathedral is a yellow sandstone brick building which is very old and special. The patterns on the windows are beautiful.  It is very More

  • Around the Deaneries – Newport

    The Revd Richard Caddell, Area Dean of Newport Deanery, describes the area as a relatively small, mainly rural deanery at the farthest end of the diocese, north of Milton Keynes. Richard is Rector of the Lamp Benefice, which is not unique but unusual in that it is in two separate parts, with Gayhurst, part of More

  • Clergy head to Swanwick for ‘Imagining Faith’

    HARD working clergy took a few days off from their busy schedules for Imagining Faith, the first Oxford Diocese clergy conference for 22 years. The highlight for many was receiving communion in a service presided over by the Rt Revd Victoria Matthews, Bishop of Christ Church, New Zealand. Another was stand-up comic, Paul Kerensa, who More

  • ‘Oh happy band of pilgrims’

    THE BISHOP of Oxford is inviting everyone from across the diocese to join him on a pilgrimage – without leaving the Thames Valley writes Sarah Meyrick.  The Pilgrimage, which runs from 18 to 28 September 2014, will see the launch of a brand new pilgrim route running through the heart of the diocese, The Thames More