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During our new lockdown we are offering weekly prayers and reflections. Our online worship resources continue to be built up – we hope that these materials will be of help to you. 

Oxford Diocesan Board of Education (ODBE) provides high quality bespoke support to Church Schools and Academies in the diocese of Oxford.

ODBE works with local authorities, government and external partners on behalf of the academies and schools within its care.  Through its advisory services ODBE promotes:

  • Religious Education;
  • Collective Worship;
  • Spiritual development;
  • SIAMS and Ofsted inspections;
  • Leadership development.

The team provides specialist support for building development and legal matters. Among the churches of the diocese, the Board promotes church-related education and provides advice for clergy, governors and parishes in support of their schools.

The Diocese of Oxford covers the nine local authorities: Bracknell, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire, Reading, Slough, West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead, and Wokingham. Some 60,000 pupils attend Church Schools in the diocese. There are 272 primary phase church schools, 8 schools in the secondary phase, 2 all through and 2 middle schools.

Look below for our resources for worship and spirituality during the pandemic.