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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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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. 

St Mary’s offers a warm welcome in the winter months

First published on: 24th October 2023

As autumn draws in, and with it cooler temperatures, many churches across the diocese are creating a warm welcome for people in their communities.

Clergy comings and goings

First published on: 20th October 2023

Clergy comings and goings in the Diocese of Oxford: ~ July to September 2023

Violence and hatred can never be the solution

First published on: 17th October 2023

We are horrified by the violence that we are seeing in lsrael and Palestine, and the suffering of ordinary people who have lost loved ones and who fear for their own lives and for friends and family members.

Diocese of Oxford makes 200th award in latest round of grants

First published on: 11th October 2023

More than £3.6 million has now been handed out to local churches by the Diocese of Oxford including £216,155 of awards made in October.

New women's ministry posts will champion female clergy

First published on: 10th October 2023

Three new advocates for women and their ministry within the Diocese of Oxford have been appointed.

Bishops join call to cancel Rosebank

First published on: 9th October 2023

The Bishops of Oxford, Reading, Buckingham and Dorchester are among more than 400 Christian leaders from around the UK, which have called on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to cancel the Rosebank oil field.

Offering warmth and welcome this winter

First published on: 8th October 2023

Launched last week, the Warm Welcome Campaign aims to grow their network of over 7,000 Warm Welcome Spaces so that when the clocks go back, everyone can access warm and welcoming space.

Going for green in Amersham-on-the-Hill

First published on: 6th October 2023

Over the last three years, St Michael’s and All Angels have implemented ideas and projects that will support their church and community to care for creation.

Reflections for Black History Month

First published on: 29th September 2023

To mark this year's Black History Month, a Diocesan-commissioned exhibition shares reflections by Black African and Caribbean clergy from across the diocese, about their lives and faith.

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