New deacons preparing to be ordained


A nurse, a former toy tester, police officer and solicitor are among the 22 new deacons to be ordained to serve in churches across Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.

Summer funding boost for St Peter’s church, Woolhampton


A much-loved Berkshire church is to get a £15,000 grant from the National Churches Trust.

Bishop Colin with the new priests from the 10.30am service at Dorchester Abbey. Photo: Jane Hemmings.

Ordinations go ahead despite COVID-19 pandemic

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This weekend 32 people will be ordained as priests in eight services across six venues in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.

Quarrendon’s community garden is blooming marvellous

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A church community garden is providing a multitude of benefits on one of the Diocese’s most deprived estates.

The Revd Dr Grant Bayliss. Photo: Steven Buckley

Grant appointed as the new Head of our curates’ training programme

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The Revd Dr Grant Bayliss is the Diocese of Oxford’s new Head of IME 2, our curates’ training programme.

Martyn Percy

The Very Revd. Professor Martyn Percy

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September 2020: the safeguarding investigation by the National Safeguarding Team (NST) has exonerated Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church Oxford. Bishop of Oxford responds.

Get out and help out with the Ride and Stride

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Congregations across Oxfordshire are being urged to “get out to help out” the county’s churches by taking part in an

Joanna Hollins on the day she was 'clothed' as a novice.

Meet the UK’s youngest novice nun

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At 26 Joanna Hollins is the youngest novice nun in an Anglican community in the UK. Joanna, who grew up in the Diocese of Oxford, now lives in the idyllic Tymawr Convent in Wales.