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PCR2 summary report published

First published on: 5th October 2022

An independent review of over 3,000 parish and diocesan files has been concluded with each of the 609 parishes in the Diocese of Oxford completing a return. This comprehensive review of clergy and church officer files, both living and deceased, has been described by the Bishop of Oxford as a very significant, and most necessary, task.

Repurpose your old laptop and tackle digital poverty

First published on: 4th October 2022

Donate your dust-gathering digital devices: Recycle and reuse old laptops and tablets to tackle digital exclusion.

UKME clergy tell inspiring stories of faith and resilience

First published on: 2nd October 2022

A new portrait and video exhibition, Resolved to Serve, commissioned by the Diocese of Oxford, aims to celebrate black culture and its influence in the Church today.

Diocese of Oxford accredited as a Living Wage Employer

First published on: 29th September 2022

We are delighted to announce that both Oxford Diocesan Board of Finance (ODBF) and Oxford Diocesan Board of Education (ODBE) have been accredited as a Living Wage Employer. The move formalises our 2017 commitment to pay staff the real Living Wage and signals the importance the diocesan family places on social justice and addressing inequality.

Charlbury Cornerstone project

First published on: 28th September 2022

The Charlbury Cornerstone project provides a place to talk, food produce sharing, food parcels, uniform boxes, and additional learning support for local people in need.

Rural church programme kicks off

First published on: 28th September 2022

A busy programme of autumn events aimed at small and rural church leaders kicks off with a CMD day and inaugural rural lecture.

Energy-saving tips from Low Carbon Oxford

First published on: 27th September 2022

Experts from Low Carbon West and North Oxford share some top tips for saving energy, in a Great Big Green Week event in Church House.

Farewell to Archdeacon Judy

First published on: 27th September 2022

The Venerable Judy French is retiring after eight years as the Archdeacon of Dorchester.

New early years building for St Nicholas CE Primary School

First published on: 22nd September 2022

The Bishop of Dorchester visits St Nicholas Church of England Primary School, Challow, to bless a new school building.

Energy bill relief scheme announced

First published on: 21st September 2022

Churches to be included in the government package of support to help with rising energy bills this winter.

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