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The CofE’s first female bishop

THE acting Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Revd Colin Fletcher, has welcomed the appointment of the first female bishop in the Church of England. Bishop Colin says: “The announcement that Libby Lane has been appointed as the next Bishop of Stockport will, I know, bring much joy to many people both in this Diocese and More

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  • Advent meditations in Littlemore

      CONTEMPORARY images painted by Tom Bower are on display throughout Advent in St Mary and St Nicholas Church, Littlemore. They were painted in response to four advent meditations, below, by church warden Wendy Blagden.   Openness Putting aside prejudice. Being prepared to be vulnerable. Stepping outside our comfort zone.   As seen in: Mary More

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    God in the Life Of Jan Fishwick

    JAN Fishwick knows only too well that for many children and adults, Christmas is not a warm family celebration. Jan, who began her career at 18 as deputy matron of a children’s home, tells of her journey to becoming the Chief Executive of fostering and adoption charity, Parents and Children Together (PACT). With a great More

  • Pray for people caught up in the Peshawar terrorist attack

    BELOW is a message from Insar Gohar, the Youth Coordinator for the Diocese of Peshawar, part of the Church of Pakistan. Our city PeshDear Friends & Prayer Partners!awar is once again under the terrorists attack, a school has been attacked by the terrorists and about 132 school children and teachers have been killed and many More

  • St Edburg’s Christmas Tree Festival gets even larger

    St Edburg’s Christmas Tree Festival will be even larger this year, with 80 decorated trees filling the 900 year-old church. Watch a video of the festival here.  The trees have been sponsored and decorated by individuals, businesses and local organisations in support of the St Edburg’s Foundation. The festival was started in 2012 and has More

  • Church of England weekly podcast

    Listen to the latest news about an increase in attendance at Cathedral midweek services and an interview with Nigel Genders about his blog on Ofsted and tackling extremism in the Church of England Weekly Podcast:  

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    Meet Stephen and hear about his work supporting women in Kenya

    FOR women in Kenya, having a baby can be perilous.  They are 40 times more likely to die in childbirth than mothers in the UK.  When hospitals are far away, and transport is too expensive or non-existent, women are often forced to give birth in dirty and dangerous conditions. Around 40,000 newborns die in Kenya More

  • News from Henley on Thames Filling Station

    In October we had a great meeting with Canon J John an international Christian speaker.  He spoke with humour and enthusiasm – a great evening was enjoyed by everyone present. December sees Canon J John return again to Henley so please read below and come and join us for what promises to be an uplifting More

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    God in the life of Revd Steve Gray

    The Captain who led the CofE cricket team to victory in a recent final against the Vatican tells Jo Duckles of his journey from a Brethren family upbringing to becoming Chaplain of Bradfield College in rural Berkshire. “My sister and I were brought up in a strict tradition with two services on Sunday mornings and a More

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    Meet our new Licensed Lay Ministers

    The Door introduces the 11 new Lay Ministers who were licensed in a service in Oxford’s Cathedral at Christ Church recently.  Helen Broadbent Helen has lived and worshipped in Slough for over thirty years. She works part-time as an Optometrist and loves the interaction with people that this brings. She has been involved in a More