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Oxford joins together in friendship

First published on: 22nd January 2024

Hundreds of people gathered in Oxford last night to join together in humanity and friendship. 

Next Dean of Wells to be the Revd Canon Toby Wright

First published on: 15th January 2024

The King has approved the appointment of the Reverend Canon Toby Wright, Team Rector of Witney and Honorary Canon of Christ Church, Oxford, to be appointed as Dean of Wells, in succession to the Very Reverend Dr John Davies.

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.

Faith communities join national friendship initiative

First published on: 3rd January 2024

All are invited to attend a special event held to draw people from all backgrounds together in peace.

Christmas Day 2023

First published on: 21st December 2023

You can read the Christmas Day sermons from our bishops below, and catch up on the BBC Radio Carol Services with Bishop Olivia and Bishop Gavin via BBC Sounds for Radio Berkshire and Radio Oxford.

Citizens unite to make Oxford a ‘better place for all’

First published on: 23rd November 2023

An assembly of organisations has been founded in Oxford to champion community issues. The Oxford Citizens assembly comprises churches, charities and action groups who have pledged to ‘make Oxford a better place for everyone’.

Renewable energy success for village church

First published on: 14th November 2023

Several years ago, St Andrew’s in Sandford-on-Thames installed a ground source heat pump to provide renewable heat to the church. The successful project now means that community groups, congregants and visitors enjoy a warm welcome all year round, at a lower cost to the planet.

Hundreds gather for candlelit peace vigil in Oxford

First published on: 6th November 2023

Hundreds of people joined faith and civic leaders to call for peace in the Middle East at a candlelit vigil in Oxford city centre on Sunday, 5 November.

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. 

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.

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