Service of welcome for Bishop-Designate Gavin Collins

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Over 300 people online and a handful of key ‘in person’ staff from the Diocese, marked the arrival of The Venerable Gavin Collins, Bishop Designate of Dorchester, in a special service of welcome live streamed last Sunday.

Friends of Fawley Church

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The villagers of Fawley are marking the first anniversary of their community prayer programme – something they adopted to combat the loneliness and fear caused by Covid. 

Make COP Count at St Edburg’s, Bicester

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Colin Cockshaw tells the environment team about the plans St Edburg’s, Bicester, has for the run up to COP26.

Bishops and church leaders lend support to Give Hope campaign

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The Rt Revds Dr Steven Croft, Alan Wilson and Olivia Graham join other bishops and church leaders to help combat misinformation about the national vaccine programme.

Bells for those lost in the Cataraqui shipwreck of 1845

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St Nicholas church, Tackley, commemorate the 42 souls lost in the Cataraqui shipwreck of 1845 by tolling the funeral bells.

BAME Development Enabler appointed

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The Diocese of Oxford welcomed Revd Polly Falconer this week as their first BAME Development Enabler, strengthening the Diocese’s resolve to support and promote BAME vocations, participation and representation at all levels across the Diocese.

Cutteslowe Community Larder

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The Revd Tom Murray, curate at St Andrew’s Church Oxford and Cutteslowe Connected spoke to BBC Oxford yesterday about The Cutteslowe Community Larder,  a weekly food event for members of the charity SOFEA.

New Digital Congregations

Two parishes in the Diocese have seen a growth in their online church community since the start of the pandemic. Read about the experiences of St Mary’s, Hitcham and Winslow Benefice, and their efforts to connect with new online visitors going forwards.

Prayer for the Nation

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As the UK’s Covid-19 death toll sadly passes 100,000, the bishops from the Diocese of Oxford reflect on how we can pray for our nation.