Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Carol-Vanning all the way…

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This year, St Mary’s Church, Cogges in Witney is taking a novel approach to celebrating Advent and Christmas to ensure that everyone can experience the comfort and joy that Christmas brings. They will be rolling out a veritable festive feast of events from online Christingle making to Advent window trails and perhaps most exciting of all, Carol-Vanning.

Gavin Collins named Bishop of Dorchester

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The Queen has approved the appointment of the Venerable Gavin Collins, Archdeacon of the Meon, as the next Bishop of Dorchester.

Tom Kerridge delivers meals and water to NHS staff

Tom Kerridge charity Meals from Marlow delivers food to NHS staff

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Tom Kerridge’s charity Meals from Marlow has delivered over 75,000 meals to those in need over lockdown, with the help of a local church.

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