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The latest news and features from the Diocese of Oxford. To contact the press office, please call 01865 208 277 (out of hours 07824 906 839) or email

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The delight in difference

First published on: 17th June 2024

LGBTQIA+ Chaplain the Revd Dr Chris Dingwall-Jones discusses his role, his call to ministry and what he is most looking forward to at Pride this year.

Falcons return to holy site to raise young

First published on: 13th June 2024

Four peregrine chicks have fledged from a nest perched atop a High Wycombe church tower. 

Celebrating creation care champions

First published on: 13th June 2024

Marlow Church of England Infant School, Jane Shepherd from St Andrew’s, Headington, and St Mary’s Witney are just a few of the schools, churches and people recognised for their creation care contributions. 

Fire juggler launches 150th anniversary celebrations

First published on: 13th June 2024

A fire juggler helped to launch the 150th anniversary celebrations at St Laurence’s church in Caversfield, Bicester. The performer was part of the Pentecost all-age service which is part of the programme of outdoor services during the summer months.

Church delivers its 200,000th meal for those in need

First published on: 13th June 2024

Set up in the pandemic to ensure exhausted medical staff had a decent meal at the end of a long day, Meals from Marlow has served its 200,000th meal.

Inter-faith leaders share experiences of Gaza conflict

First published on: 13th June 2024

Around 50 civic, community, and faith leaders met on Sunday 9 June, hosted by Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford. The aim was to build relationships and share local insights and experiences to mitigate the impact of the Israel-Palestine conflict on the diverse communities of the Thames Valley region.

Creation care stories from our churches, schools and champions

First published on: 8th June 2024

Inspiring examples of how churches, schools and individuals are making a difference for creation in their local communities.

What’s in a name? Reflections for Pride

First published on: 1st June 2024

The Revd Hannah Cartwright shares a reflection on the importance of names for Pride Month.

First-ever Wycombe Youth weekender sees more than 100 youngsters camp out

First published on: 29th May 2024

More than 100 young people from five churches in High Wycombe gathered at Latimer Hope in Chesham for a weekend of fun, faith and food.

High Wycombe children’s worker reaching more families than ever before

First published on: 29th May 2024

Anxiety workshops for primary school children are just one way St Peter’s Church in Loudwater is reaching into the local community. Children’s worker Charlotte King, partly funded by the Diocese of Oxford Development Fund, has been able to develop several church-based ministries as well as increasing the church’s schools’ ministry.

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