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Bishop Steven meets Ukrainians in Newport Deanery

First published on: 1st July 2022

Bishop Steven leads collective worship at Sherington School and meets a Ukrainian family who've resettled in Emberton.

New eco-friendly offices for Reading area team

First published on: 29th June 2022

The first new environmentally sustainable and energy-efficient area offices in the diocese have opened in Theale, west Berkshire.

Bishop Steven blesses Mursley bells

First published on: 29th June 2022

In the Mursley Deanery, Bishop Steven visits a secondary school ethics class and blesses the bells of Little Horwood.

A journey to Anna Chaplaincy

First published on: 28th June 2022

Based in the Lenborough Benefice in the Buckingham Deanery, Kay Bradley is the first Anna Chaplain in Buckinghamshire.

Petertide Ordinations

First published on: 27th June 2022

32 ordinands were ordained priest in five services across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, and Oxfordshire on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June.

Meals from Marlow

First published on: 24th June 2022

Three years ago, local business owners, Andy Agar, Tom Kerridge and Chris Hughes started up a free fresh meal delivery service in Marlow to feed NHS staff and those unable to leave their homes at the height of the pandemic.

Welcoming refugees across the diocese

First published on: 22nd June 2022

How people from Didcot, Milton Keynes and Reading have been supporting refugees in Refugee Week and beyond.

New report reveals rise in church attendance

First published on: 22nd June 2022

A new report shows that Easter Day churchgoing in the Diocese of Oxford has recovered to 73% of pre-pandemic levels.

Reflections for Refugee Week

First published on: 21st June 2022

Associate Archdeacon Liz Jackson shares some reflections for Refugee Week 2022.

Bishop Steven in Aylesbury Deanery

First published on: 21st June 2022

Bishop Steven visits Brill School on Wednesday 15 June as part of his tour around the Diocese of Oxford.

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