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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 communications@oxford.anglican.org.

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Next Dean of Wells to be the Revd Canon Toby Wright

First published on: 15th January 2024

The King has approved the appointment of the Reverend Canon Toby Wright, Team Rector of Witney and Honorary Canon of Christ Church, Oxford, to be appointed as Dean of Wells, in succession to the Very Reverend Dr John Davies.


Awards celebrate distinguished service to the church

First published on: 10th January 2024

Ten awards for distinguished service to the church will be presented during a service at Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford on 27 January.


Church volunteer Ian recognised for community work

First published on: 9th January 2024

A church volunteer described as a lifeline for the people he helps, Ian Clark has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the New Year honours list.


New Year honours for clergy

First published on: 4th January 2024

Two vicars from the diocese have been recognised for their service to their communities in the King's New Year honours list.


Faith communities join national friendship initiative

First published on: 3rd January 2024

All are invited to attend a special event held to draw people from all backgrounds together in peace.


New Year's Day 2024

First published on: 31st December 2023

Read New Year messages from our bishops.


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.

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