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The latest news and features from the Diocese of Oxford. To contact the press office, please call 01865 208 277 (out of hours 07824 906 839) or email

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Christmas Day 2023

First published on: 21st December 2023

You can read the Christmas Day sermons from our bishops below, and catch up on the BBC Radio Carol Services with Bishop Olivia and Bishop Gavin via BBC Sounds for Radio Berkshire and Radio Oxford.

Let community ideas inspire your church growth

First published on: 14th December 2023

An exciting future lays ahead for a church near Henley on Thames after the completion of an eight-year refurbishment project. 

Pupils branch out for new roles

First published on: 13th December 2023

Tree wardens from St Leonards CE school will take care of six fruit frees planted close to the school grounds in Banbury. 

Angels who support vulnerable at night given funding boost

First published on: 8th December 2023

Thirteen street pastor groups across Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire have been granted a share of a £46,000 donation.

Can you help find beds for asylum seekers?

First published on: 7th December 2023

An annual appeal to give a warm bed to the homeless during winter will be extended this year to support asylum seekers in need. 

Dorchester singer wins national chorister title

First published on: 6th December 2023

A chorister whose singing talent was discovered at Dorchester Abbey has won the BBC Young Chorister of the Year competition for 2023.

Reading community alliance will champion local change 

First published on: 4th December 2023

Over 160 people representing 24 local organisations have celebrated the launch of Reading Citizens, a community alliance coming together to influence change in their local area.  

Reduction in carbon emissions for churches 

First published on: 29th November 2023

Our first diocesan carbon emissions report reveals that churches have managed to reduce their net carbon emissions by 11% since 2019.

Children call for climate action with global song

First published on: 29th November 2023

A choir from Gerrards Cross CofE School has lent their voice to a campaign to raise awareness of climate change.

Taking worship outside to reconnect with God

First published on: 27th November 2023

Wild Worship at St Andrew's, Clewer, emerged out of the pandemic, and is connecting with families, children and the local school

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