Lead thefts

There has been a spate of church roof thefts across the diocese. Find out what you can do to protect your church roof.

2018 Annual Report

For an excellent summary of the work of the ODBF, download the approved 2018 Synod Reports or watch this brief introduction.

Common vision

Watch progress updates from our seven focus areas, recorded in May 2019. Find out about the new Development Fund and Parish Planning Tool.

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Daily Prayer

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  • Prayer for: Monday 15th July 2019 15th July 2019
    Emmanuel, Woodley: Sean Riordan, Susie Templeton, Susan Walters and Laurie-Ann Price. For our annual church trip to New Wine; that we would be refreshed spiritually and that friendships would grow stronger. For our amazing team of children's and youth leaders; that they would be inspired and affirmed in their ministry to our children and young […]
Upcoming Events

Wherever you live, there is a Church of England church that is always there for you through life’s biggest moments – and at other times too. If you’d like a special service, your church offers a warm welcome, friendship, advice and prayer beforehand, on the big day and all the years afterwards.  Discover the new A Church Near You…

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.