The Christmas Toy Shop

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Churches in Bicester are supporting a special Christmas toy shop at the local Food Bank providing brand new gifts for more than 150 local children living in poverty this Christmas.

Bishop Steven in Bradfield


Bishop Steven travelled to the south of the diocese to Bradfield Deanery in Berkshire on Thursday 9 December for his last Deanery visitation of the year.

Toddlers in the Woods

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Every Friday, Ali Corke, welcomes a group of energetic toddlers to the local Crutches Woods in Jordans village, for a morning of outdoor play in the mud kitchen, craft making, and singing.

The Church Arms

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After the village pub in Mursley was boarded up in October this year, St Mary the Virgin Church, in Buckinghamshire, had the idea to set up a pop-up bar in the church building.

Planting Trees in Hungerford

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St Lawrence’s Church, Hungerford, has planted 3,200 trees in 2021 as part of efforts to offset the carbon emissions of the local area.

Bishop Steven visits Maidenhead and Windsor


In the first week of Advent, Bishop Steven joined clergy and lay leaders for a day of visits in the Maidenhead and Windsor Deanery in Berkshire.

You were made for such time as this

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The Revd Erika Biscoe tells us about her pioneering ministry helping young girls to find their voice and restarting the Cherish programme following the pandemic.

Bishop Steven in Wendover


In the second of his deanery visitations, Bishop Steven travelled to Wendover in Buckinghamshire for a full day of community visits and clergy and lay gatherings.