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Pilgrim Paths

First published on: 10th May 2022

A new Pilgrimage Paths walking series in the Bicester and Islip deanery was launched on Sunday 1 May seeking to connect local people with one another and with the history of their 35 parish churches.

Ministering to the older generation

First published on: 4th May 2022

In the Ridgeway Benefice, Gill Thompson, a retired Maths Teacher, spends her time supporting the spiritual needs of the older generation as the first Anna Chaplain in Oxfordshire.

The Bishop of Oxford visits Bicester eco-town

First published on: 11th April 2022

Bishop Steven visited the Bicester & Islip Deanery, meeting clergy and local lay leaders and visiting the Elmsbrook eco-town and Park Farm.

Bishop Steven in the Wallingford Deanery

First published on: 6th April 2022

Bishop Steven joined clergy, young people, and leaders of other church denominations for an afternoon of listening, learning and table football.

Churches awarded over £78,000 for community projects

First published on: 5th April 2022

The Development Fund awards ten churches grants to support a range of projects, including a community choir and day trips for low-income families. 

Arts Festival celebrating 200 years of St Mary's, Banbury

First published on: 28th March 2022

A seven-month arts festival at St Mary's, Banbury, will showcase the best of local art and creativity.

Farming and rural church

First published on: 22nd March 2022

In the Vale of White Horse and Wantage Deaneries, Bishop Steven meets clergy, lay leaders and dairy farmers to hear about their experiences.

Rest and recover with a Greenhouse

First published on: 16th March 2022

Over the last few months, four different Greenhouses have been launched to support the growth of new worshipping communities.

Combating fast fashion and bridging cultures

First published on: 9th March 2022

Maria Skoyles used her experience as a textile designer to develop the Dorcas Dress Project, helping empower the voiceless in the fashion industry.

Chinnor ChooseDay Church

First published on: 28th February 2022

St Andrew's Church, Chinnor, runs an afterschool group for 5-8-year-olds and their parents and carers aiming to bridge the gap between St Andrews CE Primary and the church.

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