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Church and community in Amersham

First published on: 11th May 2022

Bishop Steven visits the Amersham Deanery, meeting with those involved in the local response to the Ukraine crisis.

Unique Cathedral service remembers and repents historic anti-Jewish church laws

First published on: 10th May 2022

Faith leaders gathered for a special service at Christ Church Cathedral on Sunday 8 May marking 800 years since anti-Jewish laws were introduced by the medieval church at the Synod of Oxford in 1222.

Pilgrim Paths

First published on: 10th May 2022

A new Pilgrimage Paths walking series in the Bicester and Islip deanery was launched on Sunday 1 May seeking to connect local people with one another and with the history of their 35 parish churches.

Fanning the Flames in Wycombe

First published on: 9th May 2022

Bishop Steven travelled to the Wycombe Deanery on Thursday 28 April, a family of 35 churches spread across 28 rural and urban parishes in High Wycombe.

Small gestures empower change

First published on: 5th May 2022

When deciding what to cover in his final ministry project at the end of his curacy, the Revd Mark Nelson used inspiration from a nearby repair cafe in Aston Clinton to start up a similar project for the whole community in Winslow, Buckinghamshire.

A still small voice

First published on: 4th May 2022

At over halfway through his deanery visits around the diocese, Bishop Steven joined clergy and lay people in the Cowley Deanery on Wednesday 27 April.

Ministering to the older generation

First published on: 4th May 2022

In the Ridgeway Benefice, Gill Thompson, a retired Maths Teacher, spends her time supporting the spiritual needs of the older generation as the first Anna Chaplain in Oxfordshire.

The Revd Dr Sally Welch appointed Diocesan Canon

First published on: 29th April 2022

The Bishop of Oxford and the Chapter of Christ Church Cathedral are delighted to announce the appointment of the Revd Dr Sally Welch as Diocesan Canon.

Growing a community garden

First published on: 27th April 2022

The Revd Pete Wheeler, vicar at St Peter's Aylesbury, shares his experience of developing a community garden and how you can too.

Growing Hope for families in High Wycombe

First published on: 27th April 2022

New local charity Growing Hope is providing a vital service offering free therapy for children, young people and their families to enable them to flourish.

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