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 up: Pentecost service, 10am Sunday

Our Church at Home service for Pentecost, which takes place 50 days after Easter Sunday, marks the end of Eastertide. Pentecost also marks the birth of the Church because it celebrates the day that the Holy Spirit descended upon the disciples. The Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft, presides and our address comes from the Revd Kate Seagrave, Mission Priest at St Frideswide Mission Community.

This service has been brought to you by the Revd Christopher Woods, Vicar of St Barnabas and St Paul with St Thomas the Martyr, Oxford and members of his congregations. It features contributions from around the Diocese. As ever, the order of service is available to download now and links to watch, listen or dial in to the service will be published on this page around an hour before the start of the service.

Church at Home this week

Our Church at Home service comes between our celebration of the Lord ascending to his Father in heaven and the celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. The Venerable Stephen Pullin, presides and Canon Peter Groves, Vicar of St Mary Magdalen, giving us his reflection on the Gospel reading according to John.

Our service opens with ‘O God the King of Glory’. Please note that the Gloria, sung by the Choir of Exeter College, Oxford, is audio only. You will find the sung words in the order of service.

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.
  • The service is also on YouTube
  • and here on Facebook

Episode 6: Lord heal me

How important are our buildings for the practice of our faith? Psalm 6 has been a holy place to pray for healing for thousands of years. Is it possible to reimagine our churches as communities of healing and comfort in the months to come? Episode 6 of Reflections for a Church in Lockdown is well worth listening to. You’ll find it here online 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

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.