The Bishop of Oxford is the diocesan or most senior bishop, responsible for oversight of the whole diocese. Because of its large size, the Diocese of Oxford is divided into four smaller ‘episcopal Areas’, each overseen by their own Area Bishop.
In some instances these ‘Areas’ are larger than entire dioceses elsewhere in the Church of England. In addition to his diocese-wide and national responsibilities, the Bishop of Oxford has pastoral care of the two deaneries of Oxford and Cowley, which cover the City of Oxford, right in the heart of the diocese.
Matins on Easter day is a song of joy. Heart deep, world wide, heaven high, life long. For forty days the Church has fasted. We have denied ourselves the Alleluia and the Gloria. We have walked the way of the cross. We have journeyed through Holy Week. We shared the foot washing and the agony […]