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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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From tree to altar at St Mary's, Witney

First published on: 25th September 2023

An ancient felled tree has provided the inspiration and material for a new altar in the heart of St Mary's church, as it celebrated its 780th anniversary

Pulpit swap for Summertown and Wolvercote

First published on: 11th September 2023

The Summertown, Wolvercote and Wytham Church Partnership revives a long-standing tradition of preaching in one another's churches. Revds Gavin Knight and Kate Tuckett share their experiences as part of the 'Love your Church' series.

Community car-share at Headington Quarry

First published on: 5th September 2023

Eco Church members from Holy Trinity, Headington Quarry, Oxford have set up a community car-share scheme to enable church members, local residents and others to access transport more sustainably.

New Director of People

First published on: 31st August 2023

Mrs Charnelle Stylianides starts as the Oxford Diocese Director of People on 4 September.

Artist in residence at an Oxford church 

First published on: 31st August 2023

For the last nine years St Luke’s, Canning Crescent in Oxford has been delivering regular arts workshops as part of its ministry in the city.

Appointment of new Sub Dean of Christ Church

First published on: 4th August 2023

The King has approved the appointment of the Revd Canon Peter Moger as Sub Dean of Christ, Church, Oxford.

New Head of Discipleship and Social Justice

First published on: 1st August 2023

The Revd Joanna Gallant has been appointed as the new Head of Discipleship and Social Justice for the Diocese of Oxford.

Big Butterfly Count

First published on: 31st July 2023

Could you meet a Lady, glimpse an Admiral or even spot a Peacock? Wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation invites us all to take part in this year's Big Butterfly Count

A church for people who don’t do church

First published on: 28th July 2023

Grace Church, Cowley in Oxford prides itself on being a church for people who don’t do church.

Healing garden help St Luke’s celebrate 140 years

First published on: 28th July 2023

A rewilding garden at St Lukes church in Reading is a tangible sign of the parish’s commitment to healing and wholeness.

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