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‘Blessed are the Peacemakers’

RELIGIOUS leaders of all faiths are urging communities in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire to unite for peace in the wake of the recent terror attacks in Paris. The Archdeacon of Oxford, the Ven. Martin Gorick, met with Imam Monawar Hussain, the founder of the Oxford Foundation, whose work has included United for Peace, an interfaith More

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  • Pray for those affected by fires

    The Acting Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Revd Colin Fletcher has praying for those affected by the fires that destroyed a thatched cottage, a funeral parlour and the South Oxfordshire District Council headquarters this morning. He will be visiting St Mary Magdalene Church in Crowmarsh Gifford at 3.30pm today for prayers. The Revd Jeremy Goulston, Vicar, More

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    God in the life of Stephen Lawhead

    AUTHOR Stephen Lawhead blends history, science fiction and fantasy into his popular novels. He tells Jo Duckles about his faith journey and his path to becoming a professional novelist based in Oxford. I met Stephen in the home he shares with his wife, Alice, where evidence of his creative work, paintings and books, can be spotted More

  • Celebrations at the Oxford Academy

    PRESS RELEASE 9/1/2015 THE Oxford Academy is celebrating the New Year with an OFSTED report that is an official record of improvements at the school in Littlemore, Oxford. Behaviour and safety of pupils has been classed as good and the Ofsted report notes that staff and students say that they welcome the unrelenting efforts of More

  • Prayers in response to Paris terror attack

    The Church of England has issued the following prayers in response to the Paris terror attack. Compassionate God and Father of all, we are horrified at violence in so many parts of the world. It seems that none are safe, and some are terrified. Hold back the hands that kill and maim; turn around the hearts More

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    The muddy curate’s Christmas Communions

    Sue Morton continues her series on the life of a curate. There are times when I have appreciated the distance between the communion table and the congregation. It has meant that the newly priested curate can generally get to grips with wine, wafers, water, purificators, corporals, palls and the like. In small country churches having More

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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

  • 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