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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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Oxfordshire priest celebrates platinum anniversary

First published on: 31st May 2023

The Revd Michael Campling has celebrated 70 years of ordained ministry.

New Director of Property for the Diocese of Oxford

First published on: 30th May 2023

Sophie Orme has been appointed as the new Director of Property.

Torch touching lives in Reading

First published on: 29th May 2023

For more than two years twelve churches in Reading have been working together on the Torch project.

PACT’s adoption services rated outstanding for third time

First published on: 25th May 2023

Adoption and support services for adoptive families run by Parents And Children Together (PACT) have been rated outstanding by Ofsted for the third successive inspection.

Bishop Gavin visits Church of South India

First published on: 24th May 2023

The Bishop of Dorchester, the Rt Revd Gavin Collins, visited world mission partners in the Church of South India in May.

Dominic Grieve KC completes governance review of Christ Church, Oxford

First published on: 17th May 2023

Dominic Grieve KC has completed his independent review of the governance of Christ Church, Oxford, and a report setting out recommendations to the Governing Body. We look forward to engaging with its conclusions in the coming months.

Contemplating rural beauty

First published on: 16th May 2023

A wildlife-friendly contemplation garden has helped St Giles’ church, Great Coxwell to an Eco-Church Bronze Award from A Rocha UK.

School Chaplaincy for deprived Inner Oxford

First published on: 10th May 2023

The Oxford Academy serves the deprived communities of Littlemore, Rose Hill and Blackbird Leys.

All in @ 4 Chenies

First published on: 9th May 2023

At St George’s Church, Little Chalfont, a new congregation for non-church-going families welcomes 30-50 people each month.

First bells cast with royal cyphers of King Charles and Queen Camilla

First published on: 4th May 2023

Two new church bells at All Saints, North Moreton, are the first bells in the country to bear the royal cyphers of both their Majesties King Charles and Queen Camilla.

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