Charlbury wins the first Youth and Child Friendly Church Award

MEMBERS of St Mary’s, Charlbury have been awarded the first Diocesan Youth and Child Friendly Church Award. The two-tier award scheme was launched last year by Yvonne Morris, diocesan children’s adviser and Ian Macdonald, diocesan youth adviser.

‘As much as you need’ at Kirchentag 2013

GOD’S gift of manna provided the backdrop to this international festival. So did continuing conflict in Syria, the Eurozone crisis and the threat from extremist groups. Nine people from this diocese and a similar number from our twin diocese of Växjö were among 120,000 participants in the five day event in Hamburg.