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Fire juggler launches 150th anniversary celebrations

First published on: 13th June 2024

A fire juggler helped to launch the 150th anniversary celebrations at St Laurence’s church in Caversfield, Bicester. The performer was part of the Pentecost all-age service which is part of the programme of outdoor services during the summer months.

Church delivers its 200,000th meal for those in need

First published on: 13th June 2024

Set up in the pandemic to ensure exhausted medical staff had a decent meal at the end of a long day, Meals from Marlow has served its 200,000th meal.

First-ever Wycombe Youth weekender sees more than 100 youngsters camp out

First published on: 29th May 2024

More than 100 young people from five churches in High Wycombe gathered at Latimer Hope in Chesham for a weekend of fun, faith and food.

High Wycombe children’s worker reaching more families than ever before

First published on: 29th May 2024

Anxiety workshops for primary school children are just one way St Peter’s Church in Loudwater is reaching into the local community. Children’s worker Charlotte King, partly funded by the Diocese of Oxford Development Fund, has been able to develop several church-based ministries as well as increasing the church’s schools’ ministry.

Heartwarming generosity for Ukrainian refugees

First published on: 23rd May 2024

Two years on, a community effort to support Ukrainian refugees continues to have an impact on those who have fled the devastation.

Community rallies to restore church building

First published on: 8th May 2024

Some congregations faced with the challenge of raising £120,000 to save their church might have given up before they even started. Not St Helen’s in Dry Sandford!

Church designs labyrinth space for people to find God

First published on: 2nd May 2024

In the churchyard at Holy Trinity, Prestwood there was a small, secluded area that was in need of something – something to make the area intentionally prayerful. 

'God kept tugging at my sleeve' - Joan's story

First published on: 2nd May 2024

Joan Hicks had been a Christian since childhood, but it was whilst living and working at the Taizé Community in France in her mid-20s that she first felt a calling to ordained ministry. This began a journey which ended with Joan being part of the first cohort of women to be ordained priest in 1994. 

Church welcomes its first 'happy champers'

First published on: 11th April 2024

St Leonard’s in Watlington has become the first church in Oxfordshire to welcome ‘champers’ for a night’s stay. Church camping – champing – has become popular for guests looking for an unusual place to stay, in a beautiful setting. 

Royal Maundy money presented to community servants

First published on: 28th March 2024

Three people from the diocese will receive Maundy money at a special Royal Maundy service at Worcester Cathedral.

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