Entries by Jo Duckles

Bishop considers the appliance of science

CHRISTIANS must think seriously about the implications of developments in artificial intelligence (AI).

That is the message from the Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft, as he joins the Government’s Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence. AI is a relatively new field where machines develop some of the qualities of the human mind.

School builds links between Wooburn Green in Bucks and Nakuru in Kenya

STRONG links have been built up between St Paul’s Church of England Combined School in Wooburn Green, Buckinghamshire, and the Walk Centre church and school in Nakuru, Kenya. The Walk Centre is a not-for-profit organisation committed to helping the children of the Hilton slum area in Nakuru, Kenya by providing them with the basic human

Church volunteer named Twyford Citizen of the Year 2017

JENNY Hay, who worships at St James, Ruscombe, was awarded Twyford Parish Council Citizen of the Year 2017. She has served as a Piggott Senior School Governor, Church Warden at both St Mary’s, Twyford & St James, Ruscombe, at different times, served on both the PCC as lay vice chair and Deanery Synod in addition to

On your marks for the 2017 Ride and Stride

AS fans gear up to watch the pro cyclists speed through Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire during the Tour of Britain race, another high profile to raise money for historic churches will be taking place across the Diocese of Oxford. The annual Ride and Stride will take place on Saturday 9 September when people of all levels of endurance and enthusiasm can pedal, hike or horse ride around as many churches as possible. 

Supporting Medic Assist International

by Claire Barratt Two members of Church House Oxford staff, Caroline Todd and Claire Barratt, recently visited the Embo Community in KwaZuluNatal, South Africa as part of a volunteer team with the charity Medic Assist International.  The trip was led by John Earwicker who was featured in the Door in June 2016. The charity’s vision is

Sutton Courtenay announces its first book festival

ALL Saints’ Church, Sutton Courtenay, is holding its very first book festival this October. Ben Jeapes will take you on a journey along The Writers Path, Rod Hunt, the original creator of Biff, Chip and Kipper, the national reading series, will appeal to parents and young children alike, Kev Reynolds will take you on a