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 on the Fifth Sunday after Trinity. The Rt Revd Alan Wilson, Bishop of Buckingham, is giving the address and Revd Catherine Butt, Vicar of the Water Eaton benefice, Bletchley is presiding. We are deeply grateful for the rich and varied contributions from across the Diocese.

We open the service with Amazing Grace, arr. S. Grahl (b. 1979), sung by The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford, recorded by choristers and clerks in their homes during June 2020.

Our service this week involves some of our new curates. Ordinarily they would have been ordained deacon at Christ Church last weekend but due to the pandemic this is postponed until Michaelmas (26–27 September). Bishop Steven authorised them as lay workers and commissioned them in a moving online service last weekend.

As ever, the links to view listen or dial in to the service will be available on this page about an hour before the service on Sunday.

Download the order of service

Watch on YouTube at 10am

Watch previous Church at Home services

Church at Home this week

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.

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, online.

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 11: Living is Christ and dying is gain

Almost two thousand years ago, a man we know as Paul sat down in his prison cell and wrote a short letter to his friends in a place called Philippi. Paul is in lockdown… Listen to episode 11 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.