Louise standing smiling wearing a black jumper and stood outside in front of a green bush

New Head of Safeguarding in the Diocese of Oxford

, , , , ,

We are pleased to announce the appointment of the new Head of Safeguarding taking over from Poli Shajko, Head of HR, who has been covering the safeguarding post during a short interim period.

Church and community projects across the Thames Valley awarded £45,000

, , , , ,

Nine churches and parishes in the Thames Valley region have received a share of £45,550 from the Diocese of Oxford Development Fund to support a range of social action, new congregations, youth, and building projects.

a headshot of the Revd Dr Hannah Lewis smiling and looking away to the left

New Chaplain amongst the Deaf Community

, , , ,

We are pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chaplain amongst Deaf People. The Revd Dr Hannah Lewis will join the diocese and the Oxford Diocesan Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODCD) at the end of January.

Christmas messages from the bishops

, , , ,

Read the 2021 Christmas messages and sermons from bishops in the Diocese of Oxford.

The Christmas Toy Shop

, ,

Churches in Bicester are supporting a special Christmas toy shop at the local Food Bank providing brand new gifts for more than 150 local children living in poverty this Christmas.

You were made for such time as this

, ,

The Revd Erika Biscoe tells us about her pioneering ministry helping young girls to find their voice and restarting the Cherish programme following the pandemic.

Seven night rough sleep-out in aid of homeless young people

, ,

Mike Sheil from Buckland, Oxfordshire, is undertaking seven nights of ‘rough sleeping’ under a canvas in the seven church yards of his local Parish of Gainfield.

Sir Hector Sants appointed new Chair of the Oxford Diocesan Board of Finance

, , , ,

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Sir Hector Sants as the new Chair of the Oxford Diocesan Board of Finance.

Bread and Starlight

, , , , ,

LAMPS Collective tells the story of Elizabeth, mother of the John the Baptist, in a one-woman Advent production.

Janet Binns stood in clerical robes and smiling

New Dean to UK minority ethnic Chapter

, , , ,

The Reverend Canon Janet Binns has been appointed as Dean to the new UK Minority Ethnic (UKME) Chapter in the Diocese of Oxford.

Church on spring morning with blossom trees in foreground and lawn church yard

Baptism ‘Super Saturdays’ in Bicester

, ,

At St Edburg’s Church, Bicester, local families have been joining all age baptism preparation sessions on Saturday mornings led by the newly formed Baptism Preparation Team.