The Diocese of Oxford is divided into four smaller ‘episcopal Areas’, each overseen by their own Area Bishop. The Bishop of Dorchester is the Rt Revd Colin Fletcher.

The Dorchester Episcopal Area covers a great deal of Oxfordshire, apart from the City of Oxford. It extends from the Cotswolds in the west all the way down to Henley-on-Thames.

The deaneries in the Dorchester Area are: AbingdonAston & Cuddesdon, Bicester & Islip, Chipping Norton, Deddington, Henley, Vale of White Horse,  WantageWallingfordWitney and Woodstock.

Mission Action Plan for the Dorchester Archdeaconry

The letter from the Chancellor regarding the 2017 Churchyard Regulations can be found  here with the revised Regulations here

Dorchester Area Map

Colin Fletcher

Colin Fletcher

Bishop of Dorchester

The Bishop of Dorchester is the Rt Revd Colin Fletcher OBE. He has been Bishop of Dorchester since 2000.

Judy French

Judy French

Archdeacon of Dorchester

The Bishop of Dorchester is supported by the Archdeacon of Dorchester, the Venerable Judy French. Other colleagues also provide specialist advice and support in the Area of Dorchester.

Useful links