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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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Livestreaming in West Downland

First published on: 2nd March 2022

As lockdown restrictions eased, those who were still housebound or apprehensive missed out on joining in worship when services weren't available online.

Chinnor ChooseDay Church

First published on: 28th February 2022

St Andrew's Church, Chinnor, runs an afterschool group for 5-8-year-olds and their parents and carers aiming to bridge the gap between St Andrews CE Primary and the church.

Prayers for Ukraine and for peace

First published on: 24th February 2022

The Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft, shares a message with the Diocese of Oxford calling for parishes and churches to pray for peace in Ukraine.

Oxford Local Ministry Pathway

First published on: 24th February 2022

Bishop's Council has endorsed a proposal for the Diocese of Oxford to withdraw from providing its own ordination training pathway from Autumn 2022, while continuing to fully support its current students.

The LGBTI+ community - a blessing to the church

First published on: 23rd February 2022

The Revd Rob Glenny, Rector of Radley, Sunningwell and Kennington, discusses being part of the free chaplaincy service offered in the diocese. 

Learning and listening in the Deddington Deanery

First published on: 21st February 2022

Bishop Steven continues his year of ˜listening and learning' with a visit to the rural parishes of the Deddington Deanery.

Statement: conversion therapy

First published on: 16th February 2022

Statement from the Bishop of Dorchester after media coverage of the 'Ministers' Consultation Response'; a letter signed by a small number of lay leaders and clergy in the diocese.

Madley Park Community Cafe

First published on: 16th February 2022

With no space for the community in Madley Park, a small group from St Mary's Cogges and the estate start a cafe to bring people together.

Bishop Steven in Aston & Cuddesdon

First published on: 14th February 2022

Continuing his visits around the diocese, Bishop Steven joins clergy, lay leaders and PCCs in Aston and Cuddesdon Deanery for a day of listening and learning.

Linking people together through language learning

First published on: 10th February 2022

Responding to the growing number of people coming to Berkshire from Hong Kong, volunteers are needed to help provide support.

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