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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

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Climate change is the focus of inter-faith eco conference

First published on: 13th November 2023

Children from eight secondary and primary schools in the Slough area joined forces for an inter-faith eco conference last week.

Poppies pour out of St Michael's in poignant tribute

First published on: 10th November 2023

Around 2,000 poppies adorn St Michael’s Church in Tilehurst in a handmade tribute for Remembrance Day.

A pause for peace and remembrance

First published on: 10th November 2023

Remembrance Sunday this year will be all the more poignant as we reflect on the conflicts which are claiming the lives of people around the world, most recently in Gaza, Israel and Ukraine.

Spiritual toolkit supports families suffering because of the war in Ukraine

First published on: 8th November 2023

A contemplative toolkit developed to support families and schools in the Diocese of Oxford will now be used by those affected by the conflict in Ukraine. 

Hundreds gather for candlelit peace vigil in Oxford

First published on: 6th November 2023

Hundreds of people joined faith and civic leaders to call for peace in the Middle East at a candlelit vigil in Oxford city centre on Sunday, 5 November.

Revd Polly Falconer recognised for her support of faith community 

First published on: 3rd November 2023

The Diocese of Oxford’s UKME Development Enabler the Revd Polly Falconer has received a community award.

Oxfordshire community to stand silent in vigil for peace

First published on: 2nd November 2023

The Bishop of Oxford and Imam Monawar Hussain hosted a second meeting for faith and community leaders from across Oxfordshire on Tuesday 31 October.

Contemporary Last Supper sculpture arrives at Dorchester Abbey

First published on: 31st October 2023

A sculpture made up of 50,000 keyboard keys, depicting one of Da Vinci’s most recognisable paintings, has gone on display at Dorchester Abbey. 

Rural church celebrates Silver Eco Church award

First published on: 30th October 2023

St James the Greater, Eastbury, is our latest church to receive their Silver Eco Church award in recognition of their efforts to care for creation.

New stained-glass window installed in Christ Church Cathedral

First published on: 26th October 2023

For the first time in more than a century, a new stained-glass window has been constructed and installed in Christ Church Cathedral. The vibrant statement window was designed by celebrated artist John Reyntiens MBE and produced in London by the world-renowned Reyntiens Glass Studio. 

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