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New Head of Safeguarding in the Diocese of Oxford

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We are pleased to announce the appointment of the new Head of Safeguarding.

Church and community projects across the Thames Valley awarded £45,000

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Nine churches and parishes in the Thames Valley region have received a share of £45,550 from the Diocese of Oxford Development Fund to support a range of social action, new congregations, youth, and building projects.

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Restoring 18,000 floor tiles at All Saint’s Boyne Hill

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In 2020, All Saint’s Church Boyne Hill took on the big task of fundraising to cover the £275,000 cost of relaying and restoring 18,000 floor tiles in the church building.

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New Chaplain amongst the Deaf Community

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We are pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chaplain amongst Deaf People. The Revd Dr Hannah Lewis will join the diocese and the Oxford Diocesan Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODCD) at the end of January.

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Knife crime and cuts to youth services

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Knife crime stories continue to hit the news headlines on an almost daily basis in the UK and they don’t appear to be getting any less frequent.

Great and Small Cotswolds

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Whilst sitting in church one Sunday morning, Samantha Hill had a bright idea to start an intergenerational forest church group in her home village of Alvescot in the Cotswolds.

New Year’s resolutions to help the planet

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At St Mary’s Church, Wendover in Buckinghamshire, churchgoers are setting planet saving New Year’s resolutions to help change lifestyle choices into everyday good habits.

Bishop Alan holding certificate standing with Archdeacon Guy and local Clergy at St Mary's church

First Festival Church in the Diocese of Oxford

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St Mary the Virgin Church, Drayton Beauchamp, is the first church in the Diocese of Oxford to be awarded Festival Church status. The building will now remain open for worship and as serving as a welcoming and functional community space.

Christmas messages from the bishops

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Read the 2021 Christmas messages and sermons from bishops in the Diocese of Oxford.

The coffee morning bringing the generations together

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After watching the Channel 4 documentary, The Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds, Helen Reid was inspired to start an intergenerational group at her church in Oxford.