Church at Home

Sunday 2 MayChurch at Home order of service cover for the fifth Sunday of Easter. Photo of a grapevine

This week’s Church at Home brings together two vivid stories from the New Testament: Philip’s encounter with the Ethiopian eunuch from Acts 8 and Jesus’ declaration that he is ‘the vine’ from John 15. These stories speak to us both of a God whose spirit is powerfully at work among us and of the importance of our remaining connected to the work of the Spirit.

As ever, we are deeply grateful to all those who have contributed to this service. We are led this morning by the Revd Liz Jackson, associate archdeacon of Berkshire, with the reflection offered by the Rt Revd Gavin Collins, Bishop of Dorchester.

Wherever you are joining us from this morning, our prayer is that you would encounter God afresh and hear the still, small whisper of his voice. Christ is risen. Alleluia.

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We are so grateful to everyone who has volunteered their talents and time to Church at Home this year, and to all of you who have supported the service – it’s been a joy to worship alongside you. With onsite worship on the horizon and hundreds of churches offering their own online services, our final Church at Home will be on Sunday 23 May. We hope you will join us to worship together and pray for God’s peace in whatever the future may hold.

We’d love to support you in finding a local church to continue your journey with. Get in touch and let us know how we can help.

Come and Eat
New series available now

Come and Eat is a new podcast series on Holy Communion, the profound, wonderful meal at the heart of our faith. It focuses on the Eucharist and on resetting our sacramental life as we face the months ahead, looking at different sections of John 6 and Jesus’ invitation to his disciples in John 21 to ‘come and eat.’

Listen online at Bishop Steven’s blog or search ‘Bishop Steven‘ wherever you get your podcasts.

Find the series on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Stitcher | Soundcloud

A transcript is also available on Bishop Steven’s blog.

Live streams from your local church

Churches across the Diocese are live streaming their events. Join a service or event wherever you are from one of over 700 churches in the Diocese of Oxford.

On demand

Live streamed services are available to view again at any time. Orders of service are available to view for each service.

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

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 10am each Sunday.