Latest resources

Contemplative toolkit

The noise of a classroom quietens down within minutes as children become still and calm during a new contemplative practice being piloted across the Diocese. Find out more.

New resource

Principles of Deep Water Fishing is the fourth study guide to support our common vision to become a more Christ-like Church for the sake of God’s world. Order it here.


Dwelling in the Word can help groups listen to scripture, to each other and to God. This year our dwelling passage is Acts 20.17-38. Download a resource sheet.

Development fund

The deadline for the second tranche of grant applications is January 2020. Over 60 churches applied to for the first round of funding. Find out how you can apply.

Parish planning

Our new Parish Planning Tool supports the mission of your church to become more Christ-like, helping you to see where God is already at work and how you can join in.


Read Bishop Steven’s address to the Festival of Preaching on how Catechesis is central to the ministry of preaching, which is central to the ministry of Christian formation.

News & features

Recent Posts

  • Telling the Advent story

    Telling the Advent story

    A VILLAGE advent calendar with a difference is telling the Christmas story in Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire.

Bishop Steven’s Blog

Daily Prayer

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  • Prayer for: 14th December 2019
    North Abingdon: Keith Dunnett, Nessa Watts, Kath Cooke, Phil Cooke, Rebecca Peters, David Lever, Anne Taylor, Rosalind Steel, Derek Walker, Colin Wood, Alan Wallis, Emma Bogue, Logan Walker and Heather Hughes. For wisdom as we explore ways to develop our ministry to older people. For the follow up from our current Alpha course, so that […]
Upcoming Events

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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.