Appointing the next Bishop of Dorchester

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Bishop Colin will retire in November having served with great distinction. A process of consultation has begun to appoint the next Bishop of Dorchester.

New Associate Archdeacons ready to help

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As parishes begin to emerge from lockdown and focus once again on our common vision to become a more Christ-like Church, our three Associate Archdeacons are ready to help.

Calmer classrooms with the Contemplative Toolkit

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The noise of the classroom quietens down within minutes as children become still and calm during a series of new contemplative practices being piloted across the Diocese of Oxford.

That was what happened at Goring CE Primary School, one of the Church schools taking part in the Contemplative Toolkit pilot. It is one of a suite of similar resources being trialled among youth groups and families and set to launch in 2020.

Bishop of Dorchester to retire in 2020

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The Bishop of Dorchester, the Rt Revd Colin Fletcher, has announced he will retire next year. The longest-serving Suffragan Bishop

The Revd Canon Anthony Williamson b.1933 – d. 2019

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Tributes have been paid to a respected ‘worker priest’ who went on to become an innovative Director of Education for

More churches urged to convert to renewable energy

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AS temperatures soar around the world raising concerns about climate change, more than 5,500 UK churches have put their faith

New clergy for Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire

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A FORMER professional scuba diver along with teachers, lawyers, and youth workers are among the 22 people ordained deacons in

Children enjoy reading on a new library with a difference

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CHRISTMAS came early for staff and pupils at St Laurence’s CE School in Warborough as their new library with a

Fight poverty with soup this Lent

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PEOPLE across the Diocese are being urged to support Christian Aid by eating soup this Lent. For example, in the

God in the life of cadet chaplain Mark Newman

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THE Revd Mark Newman tells Jo Duckles about his career, from being a car mechanic and a builder to studying