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The late Queen Maria of Yugoslavia

First published on: 22nd May 2013

The late Queen Maria of Yugoslavia. Sara Leader at the Diocesan Registry has recently dealt with a most unusual case involving the exhumation of the remains of the late Queen Maria of Yugoslavia from the royal burial ground at Frogmore, Windsor.

On your bike to tackle poverty

First published on: 20th May 2013

Churchgoers from the diocese are set to complete two epic bike rides to raise money for charities.

God in the life of Steve Johnson

First published on: 18th April 2013

How a heart-breaking experience of poverty in a Kenyan slum set Steve on a journey to regional co-ordinator for Christian Aid.

Bishop John's tribute to Baroness Thatcher

First published on: 10th April 2013

Bishop John's tribute to Baroness Thatcher. The House of Lords was recalled today for Members to offer tributes to the late Baroness Thatcher.

Royal Maundy comes to Oxford

First published on: 9th April 2013

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh present Maundy Money to 87 men and 87 women at Christ Church Cathedral.

The Forest School

First published on: 2nd April 2013

A forest environment for learning with a difference has earned Westcott CE Primary School the High Sheriff's Award Certificate.

Bishop John's Easter sermon

First published on: 31st March 2013

Bishop John's Easter sermon on the resurrection - God's understatement.

Bishop John's Chrism Mass Sermon 2013

First published on: 28th March 2013

Bishop John's sermon from the Eucharist with the Blessing of Oils and renewal of ministerial commitment at Christ Church Cathedral.

Staging a role play wedding

First published on: 26th March 2013

Children aged between three and seven wore their best clothes at St Nicholas CE Infant School in Wallingford for a role-play wedding.

Chiltern Hills Academy celebrates after 'good' Ofsted report

First published on: 20th March 2013

Staff and pupils at the Chiltern Hills Academy are celebrating after the school was judged 'Good' in all categories in its first Ofsted report.

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