Dioceses unite over airport expansion

by Jo Duckles THE Diocese of Oxford has joined forces with the Dioceses of London and Southwark to give a joint response on the impact of plans for a third runway at Heathrow. If the expansion goes ahead church leaders in the Burnham and Slough Deanery in Buckinghamshire are concerned about the impact on the

Lord Carey : Statement from the Rt. Rev Dr Steven Croft, Bishop of Oxford

“I have met with Lord Carey following the Archbishop’s letter to him. In light of Dame Moira Gibb’s review into the Peter Ball case, Lord Carey has resigned from his role as honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Oxford. Lord Carey has accepted the criticisms made of him in the Gibb review and has apologised

OBE for PACT’s Chief Executive Jan Fishwick

ADOPTION charity Parents And Children Together (PACT) is delighted to announce that its Chief Executive Jan Fishwick has been awarded an OBE in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Jan, who has worked in social care for more than 40 years, becoming a respected leader and advocate in the field of children and families, has

Call for Peace Prize Nominations

DO you know of someone or an organisation that has done something to promote reconciliation or peace this year? Nominations are now sought for the 2017 Wilson Hinkes Peace Award, to be presented during the Week of Prayer for World Peace in October 2017. The award carries a value of £500. The award, named after

New clergy for Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire

   A FORMER soldier, a British Airways cabin crew member, teachers, scientists and a chartered surveyor are among the 28 people who are to be ordained Deacons in special services at Christ Church Cathedral on Saturday 1 July. The newly ordained Deacons will mainly serve as curates in parishes across the Diocese of Oxford, which

Bishop Steven joins faith meeting to condemn Finsbury Mosque attack

MORE than 60 people of all faiths and none joined together in solidarity at Oxford’s Central Mosque today. The Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft and the Revd Charlotte Bannister Parker were among the faith leaders who gathered to stand together in the wake of recent terrorist attacks. Christians, Jews, Pagans, Mormons and Muslims were represented

Love Oxford open air service returns to Broad Street in July

MORE than 30 churches from across Oxford will be uniting in July for an open air service, Love Oxford 2017. Building on the success of Love Oxford 2015, Christians from all denominations, backgrounds, and ethnicities will gather to worship Jesus as Lord with one voice. The purpose is to bless the city of Oxford, to

Is the Earth an election priority?

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Care for creation isn’t a partisan concern: whether we’re left, right, or centre, we depend on the earth, and its flourishing is essential to ours.

Rural Issues in the Election

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This election I will be looking for a government who will pay attention to rural needs

Why I care about this election

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I am not really a political animal but I care about this election; somehow, it feels like a real turning point…

The Big (election) Issue

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The challenge of finding affordable housing is a crucial election issue…