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New Chaplain at Oxford Brookes University

First published on: 21st June 2022

The Revd Heather Leppard has been appointed as the new Anglican Chaplain at Oxford Brookes University.

Wonderfully Made

First published on: 15th June 2022

The Diocese of Oxford hosts its 2022 Clergy Conference on the theme of lament and hope.

The Bishop of Oxford on science and faith

First published on: 15th June 2022

The Bishop of Oxford speaks on BBC Radio Oxford about the relationship between science and faith in response to a new Theos YouGov survey.

Diocese of Oxford to invest £10m in clergy housing

First published on: 14th June 2022

The Diocese of Oxford has approved £10 million expenditure on environmental works to improve the carbon footprint of vicarages and better care for its clergy. The investment is part of an ambitious plan by the diocese to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2035.

Bishop of Oxford speaks on the Rwanda migrant flight policy

First published on: 14th June 2022

The Bishop of Oxford has joined the Archbishops and Lords Spiritual in a letter speaking out against the Rwanda migrant policy.

Slough's restored churchyard

First published on: 6th June 2022

St Mary's Church, Slough, transformed the outdoor space in time for Platinum Jubilee celebrations with the help of the community following months of issues with antisocial behaviour in the churchyard.

New Deacons 2022

First published on: 6th June 2022

32 new deacons to be ordained at Christ Church Cathedral on Saturday 2 July by the Bishop of Oxford.

MBE honour for former Prayer Book Society Chairman

First published on: 1st June 2022

Prudence Dailey, the former Chairman of the Prayer Book Society, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Cherishing God's Earth

First published on: 31st May 2022

St Mary-Le-More and St Leonard's churches have been working hard to take action on climate change and reduce their impact on the environment.

Growing roots in Chipping Norton and Woodstock

First published on: 25th May 2022

The Bishop of Oxford continues his Deanery visits with a trip to FarmED in Oxfordshire.

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