Welcome to our diocesan website. You’ll find there’s a great deal of ‘nuts and bolts’ information on this site for clergy, lay ministers and all those other people involved in the vital day-to-day running of our churches – all 815 of them! But we hope you’ll also get a feel of the rich life of our communities and some of the people who make them up.

Updated information about Annual Meetings for 2017, including election of lay representatives to deanery synod, now available.

Latest News
  • 30 years of serving the homeless

    30 years of serving the homeless

    To celebrate three decades of serving the homeless from its base in Magdalen Road, Oxford, The Porch held an open day recently. The event was to thank local residents living …
  • ODST now has 21 schools

    ODST now has 21 schools

    At the beginning of the new year The Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust was delighted to welcome three more schools into the family. They are Datchet St Mary’s, Dr Souths (Islip) …
  • Book now for the first Festival of Preaching

    Book now for the first Festival of Preaching

    THE FIRST ever Festival of Preaching takes place at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, this September. The event, organised by Hymns Ancient & Modern, has already confirmed some top speakers. These …
  • Reviving the Church

    Reviving the Church

    Following a recent Church Army report on Fresh Expressions, the Ven. Guy Elsmore reflects on how churches can keep Christianity relevant. On 10 December 1893 The Revd Frederic Bartlett, began …
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Bishop Steven’s Blog

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

Upcoming Events
Mon 23

Finance Matters

23 January @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Feb 01

Becoming an Effective Governor

1 February @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Feb 02

SIAMS: The Process and Preparation

2 February @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Feb 04

C1 and C2 short version SSM Safeguarding Training

4 February @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Church House Oxford
Feb 09

Meeting Statutory Requirements

9 February @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Work for us

  • Priest-in-Charge/Rector Designate Benson, South Oxfordshire

    Are you: Prayerful and God-centred with a heart for mission? Enthusiastic, conscientious, committed and fun?  We are seeking a Priest in Charge for Benson who: Has an abundance of enthusiasm …
  • HEADTEACHER – John Henry Newman Academy, Oxford

    John Henry Newman Academy Grange Road Littlemore Oxford, OX4 4LS   HEADTEACHER Group 3 L18 – L24 Required for September 2017   Can you realise our potential? We are seeking …
  • Finance Department Administrator

    We are looking for someone with excellent administrative skills to support the work of the Finance department and IT function within the Diocese including admin/ secretarial support to the Director …

RSS Please Pray For

  • Prayer for: Friday 20th January 2017 20/01/2017
    Chipping Norton Team Ministry: James Kennedy, David Salter, Jackie Jones, Martha Simpson and Esther Lockley. For Remix, our new Youth Club being run for the young people in the town. For the appointment of the right person as we advertise for a new Team Minister. St Mary’s Primary School, Chipping Norton.

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Life Events

How the Church can help at important milestones.


Supporting teachers, parents and governors at our church schools


Committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within our community

Mission & Ministry

Help for all those called to ministry in our parishes.

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