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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.

Nature at the heart of making and praising church group

First published on: 20th March 2024

A lesson on the birds and the bees helped support environmental charity A Rocha UK, at a children’s church group in Great Missenden.

Warm meals on two wheels

First published on: 20th March 2024

From the Hairy Bikers to the curry bikers! Two volunteers from a church in Botley have got on their bicycles to deliver hot food to those in need in Oxford. 

‘We’re here to look after boaters on the canal’

First published on: 28th February 2024

Waterways Chaplain Helen Walker is one of 120 volunteer lay ministers who care for the ‘boaters’ who use the UK’s network of canals.

History repeats itself as church reaches those in need

First published on: 22nd February 2024

The re-opening of a church hall to support those in need in Windsor has seen the Holy Trinity church’s mission come full circle.

Friends stitched together to make light quilt

First published on: 8th February 2024

A group of Ducklington church crafters, including asylum seekers living locally, have come together to produce a quilt for Candlemas.

Sharing is caring in Sunningdale

First published on: 25th January 2024

Parishioners in Sunningdale have been showing their love for the local community by delivering sustenance to body and soul. 

New Year honours for clergy

First published on: 4th January 2024

Two vicars from the diocese have been recognised for their service to their communities in the King's New Year honours list.

Lego replica of Banbury church built to inspire and engage

First published on: 20th November 2023

St Mary’s Church in Banbury has been replicated in Lego as part of efforts to raise funds to repair their leaking roof. 

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