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Youth Renew Cafe - It's ok to not be ok

First published on: 1st April 2022

The weekly Renew Wellbeing Cafe at St Andrew's, High Wycombe, offers a safe space for young people from the nearby secondary school to take a break from the pressures of school and society.

The pop-up Post Office

First published on: 29th March 2022

A Berkshire church identifies the gap they could fill in their village by providing a space in the church for a regular Post Office shop.

Talks and trains in the Newbury Deanery

First published on: 28th March 2022

Bishop Steven visits the Newbury Deanery, meeting with clergy and laity and taking a ride on a mini electric train.

Arts Festival celebrating 200 years of St Mary's, Banbury

First published on: 28th March 2022

A seven-month arts festival at St Mary's, Banbury, will showcase the best of local art and creativity.

Mothering Sunday with PACT

First published on: 24th March 2022

41 new adoptive mums celebrate their first Mothering Sunday since adopting through Parents and Children Together.

Faith in action at the Monday Club Cafe

First published on: 24th March 2022

Volunteers from Wendover run a hugely successful cafe supporting people with dementia and their carers.

Oxford Community Passion Play

First published on: 23rd March 2022

With the help of a Development Fund grant, St Matthews Church in Oxford and the local community have brought a play to life. 

Farming and rural church

First published on: 22nd March 2022

In the Vale of White Horse and Wantage Deaneries, Bishop Steven meets clergy, lay leaders and dairy farmers to hear about their experiences.

Bracknell Deanery

First published on: 22nd March 2022

Bishop Steven joined clergy and lay leaders in the Bracknell Deanery on 10 March for a day of listening, learning and community visits.

Hundreds offer support and homes to Ukrainian refugees

First published on: 22nd March 2022

The Diocese of Oxford is partnering with Citizens UK to resettle 50 Ukrainian refugees across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.

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