The Diocese of Oxford will extend its commitment to mutual support following the success of its 2020 initiative. The diocese will allocate a further £1.5m to support the five Church of England dioceses in most financial need.
The June meeting of Oxford Diocesan Synod took time to discuss how we can best support children, families and schools. Members also considered a revised environmental motion for General Synod and the draft 2024 budget.
Dominic Grieve KC has completed his independent review of the governance of Christ Church, Oxford, and a report setting out recommendations to the Governing Body. We look forward to engaging with its conclusions in the coming months.
Though valuable for a season and for those involved, the end of the 2022/23 academic year is the appropriate time for the project to be brought to an end.
Draft prayers of thanksgiving, dedication and for God’s blessing for same-sex couples were published on 20 January along with a book of draft worship resources.
Church of England bishops propose prayers for God's blessing for same-sex unions and are set to issue an apology to the LGBTQIA+ community.
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 in the diocese will be broadcast on Christmas morning on local BBC Radio.
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.
The Bishop of Oxford has published a 52-page essay, Together in Love and Faith, setting out the ways his own views have changed on same-sex relationships over the last decade.