Blessing a new building project


On Sunday 16th July Bishop Steven came to The Church of the Holy Spirit, Bedgrove, Aylesbury to bless a new building project.

A particle physicist’s journey with Jesus @1CorTen31

Church on Sunday can feel worlds away from our day-to-day lives. We asked Christians to tell us how their lives connect with their faith…

Licensing at Great Western Park

ABOUT 160 people joined the Great Western Park Church congregation at the UTC College, Didcot to celebrate Mark’s Licensing as Associate Minister.

“Outstanding” Church schools awarded plaques to celebrate their success


MORE than 24 ‘Outstanding’ Church primary schools have received special plaques to recognise their hard work. The schools were all deemed ‘Outstanding’ by the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS). To celebrate, the Education Team at the Diocese of Oxford ran a competition, calling on church school pupils to design an ‘Outstanding SIAMS’

Bishop Steven answers pupils Reinspired Big Questions


BISHOP Steven was given a place in the Mastermind chair at a recent REinspired session for primary school children at Lower Early Baptist Church in Reading. “We have been working with the Year 6 children of Hawkedon Primary School since they were in Foundation,” says Julia Jones, Project Director of REinspired.  “All of our sessions meet

Mosaics at Finmere Primary School

David Bowers, an established mosaic artist recently visited Finmere CE Primary School to create two large-scale mosaics for the school site…

Being an LLM and a lawyer

I hesitated before writing about being a Christian in my workplace because lawyers don’t get much positive press and are not shown in a very good light in the Bible…

Interfaith students unite at Christ Church

Shoshana Singer reflects on a recent Oxford University Abrahamic Interfaith Formal.|

New Deputy Director of Mission appointed

THE Revd David Heywood will be joining the diocesan staff team in September as Deputy Director of Mission responsible for ministerial formation. Andrew Anderson-Gear, the Director of Mission, said: “David will be known to many already as since 2006 he has been the Director of Pastoral Studies at Ripon College Cuddesdon. He is married to

On the Money: Mission in the World

The needs of a tiny village, or one street of an urban estate, to wider issues controlled by global forces are all part of the work of the Diocese of Oxford’s Mission in the World team.