University Church of St Mary the Virgin Bell Tower against blue sky

University Church receives £422,000 boost from the Culture Recovery Fund


The University Church of St Mary the Virgin in Oxford is among 142 historic sites across England receiving grants worth £35 million through the government’s Culture Recovery Fund. 

Church on spring morning with blossom trees in foreground and lawn church yard

Baptism ‘Super Saturdays’ in Bicester


At St Edburg’s Church, Bicester, local families have been joining all age baptism preparation sessions on Saturday mornings led by the newly formed Baptism Preparation Team.

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A place where the lights are always on

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We revisited Emmanuel Church in Woodley, Reading to find out about the completion of the new Neighbourhood Centre which was awarded a Development Fund grant of £25,000 back in December 2019.

Churches commitments on climate change presented to No.10

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Leaders representing the five main faith groups from across the UK, including Bishop Olivia, met at 10 Downing Street to demand bold and ambitious action on the climate crisis.

Mothers’ Union makes chains to mark Anti-Slavery Day 2021


Mothers’ Union in the Diocese of Oxford makes giant handicraft chains to mark Anti-Slavery Day 2021 To mark Anti-Slavery Day

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A message from the former Prime Minister to children and young people

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The former Prime Minister, Theresa May MP, shares a message with children in the diocese about the importance of writing to their MP about climate change.

“Disability is part of God’s divine plan”

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We hosted a Disability Conference with over 60 people attending the online sessions led by representatives from Christian charities and the Church.

Cyclists standing in church yard next to River Thames

Church voted best coffee stop of the cycling season

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All Saints, Bisham welcomed 60 cyclists for coffee and cake in the riverside churchyard.