All Christians are invited to join in with what God is doing in the world. This involves both telling what God has done and living out God’s Good News through service and care of others.

Most Christians are called to make God known in their family life, daily work and engagement with their local communities and wider society.

Some are called to various kinds of service within the structures of the Church. The pages in this section detail the ways in which the Diocese of Oxford supports such mission and ministry in a variety of ways.

In 2014 we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the ordination of women as priests in the Church of England. See Sharing the Journey.


Lifelong Learning

Lay Ministry

Photo from a lay ministry licensing service. The lay ministers hold orders of service

Faith in Action

Youth & Children