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Bishop Steven in Henley Deanery

First published on: 25th May 2022

Bishop Steven travelled to the Henley Deanery to spend the day with clergy and lay leaders and visit a local elderly care home.


New Discipleship Enabler

First published on: 25th May 2022

We are pleased to announce the appointment of a new Discipleship Enabler supporting ministry with children, young people and families in Buckinghamshire.


Let there be light

First published on: 24th May 2022

St Lawrence's Bradwell uses lead theft as an opportunity to fundraise to improve the lighting inside the building at the same time as replacing the roof.


Ukraine: 80 days of conflict

First published on: 23rd May 2022

As the situation in Ukraine reaches a new milestone, the Citizens UK resettlement scheme brings over its first refugee families.


Prospering communities in Abingdon

First published on: 19th May 2022

Bishop Steven spends an afternoon with clergy in the Abingdon Deanery, visiting two youth work charities and joining lay leaders for an evening of conversation.


Growing with the Banbury community

First published on: 19th May 2022

St Francis Church, Banbury, a Local Ecumenical Partnership, creates a community garden in the outdoor space at the church serving three local housing estates.


Families on Fridays

First published on: 18th May 2022

An after-school club for local families in Henley-on-Thames was funded by a grant from the Development Fund.


Tackling digital poverty

First published on: 18th May 2022

At Trinity Community Centre and church in Fishermead, Milton Keynes, an internet cafe funded by a grant from the Development Fund helps tackle digital poverty.


Awards for distinguished service to the church

First published on: 16th May 2022

Four Honorary Canons installed at Christ Church Cathedral and two people admitted to The Order of St Frideswide by the Bishop of Oxford, on 14 May.


Dr Martyn Percy has announced he is to leave the Church of England

First published on: 11th May 2022

Dr Martyn Percy, the former Dean of Christ Church, has announced he is to leave the Church of England. We are deeply saddened by his decision and also by the inaccurate and unevidenced claims he makes in his media interviews.


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