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New Head of Safeguarding in the Diocese of Oxford

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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

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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.

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New Chaplain amongst the Deaf Community

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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

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

The coffee morning bringing the generations together

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After watching the Channel 4 documentary, The Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds, Helen Reid was inspired to start an intergenerational group at her church in Oxford.

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

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

Counselling support for the homeless

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St Giles Church in Oxford has been supporting the provision of regular specialist counselling for the homeless in the city of Oxford for the past year through a partnership with The Gatehouse charity.

Bread and Starlight

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

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New Dean to UK minority ethnic Chapter

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

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University Church receives £422,000 boost from the Culture Recovery Fund


The University Church of St Mary the Virgin in Oxford is among 142 historic sites across England receiving grants worth £35 million through the government’s Culture Recovery Fund. 

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A message from the former Prime Minister to children and young people

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The former Prime Minister, Theresa May MP, shares a message with children in the diocese about the importance of writing to their MP about climate change.