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, except during August.

Recorded sermons are also available for our parishes to use in their own online services.

Church at home during August

The following churches will be welcoming our regular Church at Home congregation for worship during August. A range of family, all-age, modern and traditional services are available. For those unable to access a church service online, dial 0800 804 8044 for daily hymns, reflections and prayers.

Wherever you are, however you join in, you are most welcome.

Click the link in red below to watch and participate in the service for that Sunday.

2 AugustGreyfriars Church

10am – children and families service

10:30am – main service

Buckingham Parish Church

10am – Eucharistic service

9 AugustSt John’s Carterton and St Britius Brize Norton

10:30 – All Age worship

St George and St John Newbury

11am – Eucharistic service

16 AugustSt Aldates Church

10:30am service

Deddington Church

10:30am – Eucharistic service

23 AugustWinslow Benefice

09:30am- Eucharistic service

All Saints Church, Wokingham

10am – Eucharistic service

30 AugustGreyfriars Church

10am – children and families service

10:30am – main service

St Andrews

10:00am – main service
(shown on the Diocesan web page)

The links above will take you straight to the online service page on YouTube for each of the churches. The Diocesan Church at Home service starts once again from Sunday 6 September.

Church at Home

The Rt Revd Humphrey Southern, Principal of Ripon College, Cuddesdon, and an Assistant Bishop in the Diocese, presides. The address is given by the Bishop of Reading, the Rt Revd Olivia Graham. The service has been recorded in Cuddesdon’s Edward King Chapel.

This week we are supporting the Disasters Emergency Committee’s COVID-19 Appeal. The pandemic has badly hit a number of countries, including Yemen, Syria and South Sudan. The effects of this have been especially felt in refugee camps and amongst displaced people who have little access to medical care, basic food, shelter and water.

By supporting the DEC appeal there is a chance of protecting millions of vulnerable people and saving many lives. At the end of the service there will be an opportunity to donate to the appeal online, but you can donate at any time using the link below.

Other ways to participate

  • Watch on YouTube
  • Watch on Facebook
  • 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.

Reflections for a church in lockdown
Episode 13: Finding strength from the centre

In Episode 13 of Reflections for a Church in Lockdown, Bishop Steven looks at the convictions and revelation which shaped St Paul’s life. What can we learn from this about inner strength and resilience? Listen to episode 13 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 for each service.

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.