England’s longest serving vicar set to retire

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England’s longest-serving vicar has conducted one of his last services before he prepares to retire and move to Dorset.

Family hat-trick as Mark becomes a Canon

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The Humphriss family was celebrating on Saturday as they now have a trio of canons in their tribe. Mark Humphriss,

St James, Leckhampstead.

Christmas funding boost for Berkshire church

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A rural Berkshire church will be celebrating this Christmas as the National Churches Trust has confirmed a grant of £15,000.

The Development Fund panel discuss grant applications

First grants from new Development Fund to help local churches

Mission projects in churches across the Diocese of Oxford are set to benefit from £3m worth of grants over three years. The first round of grant-making saw 60 applications from parishes, benefices and deaneries from across the Diocese of Oxford. The amount of money requested was for £1.6m, far exceeding the initial funding pot.

Calmer classrooms with the Contemplative Toolkit

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The noise of the classroom quietens down within minutes as children become still and calm during a series of new contemplative practices being piloted across the Diocese of Oxford.

That was what happened at Goring CE Primary School, one of the Church schools taking part in the Contemplative Toolkit pilot. It is one of a suite of similar resources being trialled among youth groups and families and set to launch in 2020.