Gavin Collins consecrated as Bishop of Dorchester


The Rt Revd Gavin Collins has been consecrated as the Bishop of Dorchester at a special service at Lambeth Palace Chapel.

Rev Daniel Thompson, Rector of Watlington, Val Kearney, head of Pastoral Care, and members of the pastoral care team

Fourth round of Development Fund awards announced

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The Diocese of Oxford has announced that they will be supporting fifteen churches across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire as part of the fourth round of Development Fund grant awards.

Service of welcome for Bishop-Designate Gavin Collins


Over 300 people online and a handful of key ‘in person’ staff from the Diocese, marked the arrival of The Venerable Gavin Collins, Bishop Designate of Dorchester, in a special service of welcome live streamed last Sunday.

Friends of Fawley Church


The villagers of Fawley are marking the first anniversary of their community prayer programme – something they adopted to combat the loneliness and fear caused by Covid. 

Bells for those lost in the Cataraqui shipwreck of 1845

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St Nicholas church, Tackley, commemorate the 42 souls lost in the Cataraqui shipwreck of 1845 by tolling the funeral bells.