Bishop John welcomes ‘meaningful milestone’ for Real Easter Egg

THE Bishop of Oxford has welcomed a move by the UK’s biggest supermarkets to stock a Fairtrade chocolate egg containing the Easter message.

Church pledges to help farmers hit by livestock virus and heavy rains

The Diocese of Oxford has pledged its support afresh to the farmers who have been hit by heavy rainfall and a virus that causes deformities in livestock. The Bishop of Dorchester, the Rt Revd Colin Fletcher, has reaffirmed this after 2012 became the second wettest year on record and heavy rain and flooding continued throughout early 2013. In a double whammy for farmers the Schmallenberg virus, which causes deformities in unborn lambs and calves, made a return in January.

Watch Les Miserables to learn of God’s grace and redemption, says priest

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WATCHING three times Academy Award-winner Les Miserables is an ideal way to learn of God’s grace, redemption and mercy, says the priest-in-charge of St Mary the Virgin, Ewelme, in Oxfordshire, where one of the film’s most important scenes was filmed.

£900,000 needed to restore Bucks church

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MUSKET holes believed to be from a siege by Cromwell’s Army are peppered a cross the door of All Saint’s, Hillesden.

Join the mass visual trespass

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THE Bishops in the Oxford Diocese have added their images to Christian Aid’s Mass Visual Trespass Campaign ahead of the