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Over half a million pounds of energy hardship grants

First published on: 4th January 2023

Churches in the Thames Valley have been awarded grants from the Diocese of Oxford to help with rising energy costs and opening Warm Hubs.


Christmas Day 2022

First published on: 25th December 2022

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.


Christmas messages from the bishops

First published on: 22nd December 2022

Christmas messages from the bishops in the diocese will be broadcast on Christmas morning on local BBC Radio.


Churches awarded over £143,000 for community projects

First published on: 20th December 2022

The Development Fund has awarded grants to nine churches to support a range of local church and community projects including a live nativity procession, Parish Nurse, and toddler group for adoptive and foster families.


A church community for adults with additional needs

First published on: 14th December 2022

Every Tuesday 20-30 adults of all ages gather with their carers at Greyfriars Church, Reading, for and evening of worship.


Bishops confirm 79 people across the diocese

First published on: 25th November 2022

In a host of special services across the diocese, 79 people of all ages were confirmed on Sunday 20 November on the Feast Day of Christ the King.


70 years of ordained ministry

First published on: 23rd November 2022

The Revd Canon Bob Whiteley has celebrated a landmark 70 years of ordained ministry.  


Beating rising costs in Wendover   

First published on: 10th November 2022

Representatives from rural churches across the diocese gathered at St Mary’s Church, Wendover, as part of a trial and launch of new equipment and the Parish Environment Resource Pack.


Churches awarded over £85,000 for community projects

First published on: 9th November 2022

The Development Fund has awarded grants to eight churches to support a counsellor for a homeless project and new equipment for Minecraft Church services.


A warm welcome in rural parishes

First published on: 21st October 2022

As the autumn programme of rural events continues, thirty people gather to share ideas on how to provide a warm welcome across their rural communities.


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