Our common vision

We are called to become a more Christ-like Church for the sake of God’s world. The brand-new common vision section of our website has all you need to get started.

Do something amazing

Now more than ever, school pupils in the Diocese need people with the passion and drive to support them. Do something amazing. Become a governor.

Come and Eat

Contemplate the profound, wonderful meal of Holy Communion. Fortnightly podcast episodes and new liturgical resources. Find out more…

LLF webinars

we are encouraging parishes and deaneries to run the LLF course and to engage with the LLF materials between September and December. Book your webinar place.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

6 May The latest C19 updates can be found on a dedicated section of this site. Essential reading for clergy, wardens and church officers.

Latest from the Bishops

‘….we would hope that every benefice will now be planning to begin public worship in something like the normal patterns by Step 3 of the road map.’  Read more

Church at home

Thousands of people are joining our church at home services and thousands more are involved with their local church online. Find out how to join us.

Recent Posts

  • RIP, Brian Newey

    RIP, Brian Newey

    The death of former Chair of the ODBF, Brian Newey, has been announced.

RSS Please Pray For

  • Prayer for: 17th June 2021
    Banbury St Paul: Dan McGowan, Jake Eggertsen, Steve Short, Susan Johnston, Jeannette Law. For our church leadership and the wider church family as we emerge out of lockdown. For increased love for, and encouragement of, one another. Pray that St Paul's would be fervent in prayer as we contemplate the next phase in our church […]

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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.