New congregations events


The Diocese of Oxford Growing New Congregations team offers a tailored approach to growing your church. We believe this is a challenge every church faces, whether a small rural church or one in a large city.

Every church is unique in its culture and community and many across our diocese are praying for growth. What works in one context may not work in your particular church. However, we can provide some useful guidelines that will help you to join in with where God is already blessing mission in your community.

"Come for the morning, leave with a plan!"

In 2024, the 'Growing Your Church' workshops will be held in each Episcopal Area.

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Feedback from previous events

See what others had to say

Community Gardens

There were two things in particular that I found inspiring about the presentation on 23 March about starting a new congregation based on a community garden: how establishing the garden integrated with all the other things the church was doing in the community, and how gardening (like craft activities and music-making) puts people in touch with the joys of being a co-creator.

Dr Shirley M Northover
Licensed Lay Minister, St Peter’s, Wootton

"Growing Your Church"

I saw [the event] advertised just as I was trying to set up what I hope will be a new congregation in Garsington: Tea-Time Church. So I've come along looking for a bit of support and advice and some ideas, and I’ve found it a very helpful morning and I’m looking forward to coming back to our Tea-Time Church inspired and enthused. 

The Revd Karen Charman
Vicar of Garsington, Cuddesdon and Horspath

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