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Minster man named as new Archdeacon of Berkshire

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The Diocese of Oxford is delighted to announce that the Revd Canon Stephen Pullin from Reading Minster is to become the new Archdeacon of Berkshire.

Young people left “buzzing”

THERE was a huge energy from the moment that the young people and their leaders arrived, writes IAN MACDONALD, describing a recent day of listening and reflection involving Bishop Steven and teenagers from across the Diocese of Oxford as part of our common vision process.

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Focus area 4 – serving every school in our community

As part of the Common Vision process we are also exploring six areas of focus for the whole diocese. This interview with the Director of the Oxford Diocesan Board of Education (ODBE) looks at progress so far. The interview was recorded at the area deans meeting in January 2018.

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This group has done a lot of listening to the need to support engagement with every school in the diocese and is beginning now to develop good ways of doing this for the future.

Focus Area 1 – making a bigger difference in the world and serving the poor

As part of the Common Vision process, we are also exploring six areas of focus for the whole diocese. The interview with the diocesan social responsibility advisor was recorded at the area deans meeting in January 2018.

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This group is looking carefully at three common areas of concern: at access to housing across the diocese; at tackling climate change and at putting fresh energy into community engagement.

Bishop Steven introduces the six focus areas

Over a hundred people from across the diocese came together on Saturday 20th January to reflect on progress so far in our common vision process. We gathered as lay chairs, area deans, members of Bishop’s Council and others who had shared in our Common Vision conference in May.

Courageous (Audio Version)

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Compassionate (Audio Version)

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Contemplative (Audio Version)

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Courageous (Reflection)

Compassionate (Reflection)

Contemplative (Reflection)

A Courageous Church

Bishop Steven discusses a courageous church at the Dorchester Deanery Day 30 September 2017

A Compassionate Church

Bishop Steven discusses a compassionate church at the Dorchester Deanery Day 30 September 2017

A Contemplative Church

Bishop Steven discusses a contemplative church at the Dorchester Deanery Day 30 September 2017