Church at Home

Live-streamed and ‘as live’ worship is available for everyone across the Diocese of Oxford, these services complement the prayers, meditations and worship offered by local churches. Our principal Diocesan services take place at 10 am each Sunday.

Next – 10am Sunday

Our Church at Home service for the Fourth Sunday after Trinity takes place at 10am. The Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft, Bishop of Oxford, presides from his home and the address is given by the Revd David Walker, Vicar of Greyfriars, Reading, one of five resourcing churches in the Diocese of Oxford.

The order of service is available to download now and, as ever, all of the links to view, listen or dial in to the service will be available on this page around an hour before the service.

As the National Health Service turns 72 years of age, many of the contributions to our church at home service this weekend are from people working in the NHS. Do join them, and us, at 10am on Sunday.

Church at Home this week

Our Church at Home service for the Third Sunday after Trinity. Revd Shemil Mathew, Chaplain to Oxford Brookes University, presides from his home and the address is given by the Rt Revd Colin Fletcher, Bishop of Dorchester. The service begins with a special prayer from the Rt Revd Olivia Graham, Bishop of Reading, to honour and mourn those who lost their lives in the terrorist attack in Reading last Saturday night. May we respond with grace and compassion to this terrible act, and may our elected officials and civil servants respond with courage and wisdom.

Other ways to participate

  • Listen on SoundCloud
  • For those unable to watch or listen online dial 01865 920930 and, once connected, dial 0 for the full version of the service, or dial 1 a short version of the service. Standard call rates apply. There will be a few seconds of silence before the service starts.
  • Watch on YouTube
  • Watch on Facebook

Reflections for a church in lockdown
Episode 10: The River of Life

In this episode, Bishop Steven lingers for one more week in the Old Testament as we look forward and begin to rebuild. This week; what does Ezekiel have to say to us from exile in Babylon? Listen to episode 10 online here, or search ‘My extraordinary family’ wherever you get your podcasts.

Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, has a regular series of services and reflections. Listen to the latest service below, or visit their Soundcloud page for a full listing.

On demand

Live streamed services are available to view again at any time. Orders of service are available to view using the links below:

Parish live streams

Many of our clergy and parishes are offering their own live streams. See our full listing of parish live streams.

Local radio

Our Bishops and clergy regularly talk about the Church response to the coronavirus crisis on our local BBC Radio stations. Listen to those interviews here. To request an interview, email communications@oxford.anglican.org

We are offering live streamed worship for the Diocese on Sundays and Holy Days in the coming months to complement what is offered by local churches. This Diocesan prayer and worship is designed to be sustainable over the long haul, collaborative, creative, accessible to all traditions, and reliable. We are prioritising, not competing with, local church streams. Our principal Diocesan services will be at 10 am each Sunday. Where possible, these have been live with some pre-recorded elements. We are also experimenting with ‘as live’ broadcasts from Maundy Thursday onwards.