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Reviving the Fawley community
First published on: 28th July 2022
Weekly outdoor prayer at St Mary the Virgin Church, has brought the Fawley community and church together.

How Village Churches Thrive book review
First published on: 28th July 2022
Canon Dr John Rees shares his thoughts on the new practical guide How Village Churches Thrive.

Over 200 Ukrainians matched
First published on: 21st July 2022
The Diocese of Oxford have matched over 200 Ukrainians through their resettlement scheme.

Flourishing life in Oxford
First published on: 19th July 2022
At St Clement's Church in Oxford, a new project seeks to grow church engagement amongst those in their 20s and 30s and offer a space to support this generation's mental and spiritual health.

Bishop Steven awards school leavers in Claydon
First published on: 15th July 2022
In the penultimate visit in his series of listening and learning, Bishop Steven visits the Claydon Deanery in Buckinghamshire.

Yellow Braces 2022
First published on: 14th July 2022
Young people from across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire gather for fun and friendship at the diocesan youth weekend.

Clergy comings and goings
First published on: 13th July 2022
Clergy comings and goings in the Diocese of Oxford for March to June 2022.

Oxford achieves Bronze Eco Diocese award
First published on: 12th July 2022
The Diocese of Oxford has been awarded the A Rocha Bronze Eco Diocese status in recognition of its commitment to environmental stewardship.

Churches awarded over £100,000 for community projects 
First published on: 12th July 2022
​​​​​​​The Development Fund has awarded grants to eight churches, across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, and Oxfordshire, to support a range of local church and community projects including a healing garden and youth work to help combat knife crime.

Bishop Steven in Buckingham Deanery
First published on: 12th July 2022
The Bishop of Oxford visits Maids Moreton CE School and walks Thornborough's new prayer labyrinth on a trip to Buckingham Deanery.