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The bishop’s inauguration takes place on 30 September.  We will have a live feed from the event on Facebook Live.  Join our page from 2pm to watch. We will also put a video on this page after the service.

Welcome to our new bishop!

Bishop Steven’s Blog

Bishop Steven writes a popular blog. You can follow updates here.


Bishop Steven’s inauguration will take place at Christ Church Cathedral on Friday 30 September. We will have video and pictures from the ceremony.

Welcome Services
ReadingWed 5 October 19.45 Reading Minster
DorchesterSun 9 October15.30Dorchester Abbey
OxfordWed 12 October19:30Blackbird Leys
BuckinghamThu 13 October18:00High Wycombe

There will be four services to welcome Bishop Steven.  One for each area in the diocese.

Latest News

  • A stitch in time

    A stitch in time

    CONGREGATION members at St Nicholas Church, Kingsey in Buckinghamshire, have had a creative summer with an Artist in Residence project to renew their beautiful Victorian Easter Altar Frontal. The work …
  • Watch Bishop Steven’s inauguration online

    Watch Bishop Steven’s inauguration online

    THE service to mark the inauguration of Bishop Steven’s ministry as the Bishop of Oxford will be webcast from the Cathedral so that as many people as possible across the …
  • Abseiling for Adventure Plus

    Abseiling for Adventure Plus

    TO mark his last weekend as the vicar of St Leonard’s Eynsham after over ten years, the Revd Morey Andrews jumped off the church tower on 10 September. Morey is …
  • School inspection marks major improvements at St Mary’s, Banbury

    School inspection marks major improvements at St Mary’s, Banbury

    THE appointment of Victoria Woods, a ‘dedicated and visionary head’ has been cited in a recent inspection report that praises St Mary’s CE Primary School in Banbury.

Work for us

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    St Nicholas is a lively, diverse and inclusive church which supports a range of community activities in the suburban parish of Marston, Oxford. St Thomas of Canterbury is a beautiful …
  • Vicar for the parish of Cumnor, Oxford

    The Master and Fellows of St Peter’s College seek to appoint a minister to the benefice of Cumnor, a thriving parish less than 5 miles from the centre of Oxford.  …
  • Vicar for the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford

    Oriel College and Merton College, Oxford seek a VICAR  for the  University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford St Mary’s is a vibrant and inclusive church with strong links to …

RSS Please Pray For

  • Prayer for: Thursday 29th September 2016 29/09/2016
    Lamp: St Michael and All Angels Richard Caddell, Wendy Reidel, Joe Geary and Priscilla Parry. Pray that we would be able to build relationships with our neighbours and community. That we would grow in our prayer life.

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