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The latest news and features from the Diocese of Oxford. To contact the press office, please call 01865 208 277 (out of hours 07824 906 839) or email communications@oxford.anglican.org.

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Christ and community at Yellow Braces

First published on: 19th July 2024

Young people from across the diocese met at Adventure Plus in Clanfield for the annual diocesan youth weekend.


Diocese grants support nine more church projects

First published on: 18th July 2024

Reaching children, young people and families were two of the largest grants made in the latest round of Development Fund awards. 


Community pull together to create green space

First published on: 17th July 2024

A project to revitalise the gardens at St Paul’s Church in Slough became a whole community effort. The initiative was part of The Wildlife Trust’s Nextdoor Nature programme, which drew in people from all walks of life, to recreate the garden as a more wildlife-friendly space. 


Newbury church to become Net Zero Carbon Champion

First published on: 17th July 2024

St John the Evangelist Church is one of more than 100 churches across England to take part in multi-million pound project. The Net Zero Carbon Demonstrator church project, with £5.2million funding, is part of The Church of England’s Net Zero Programme.


If you go down to church today, you’re in for a big surprise...

First published on: 17th July 2024

If you go down to church today, you’re in for a big surprise….. zip wiring teddies!


A unique opportunity for cultural exchange and mutual learning

First published on: 11th July 2024

In collaboration with our link Diocese of Kimberly and Kuruman in South Africa, we were thrilled to welcome four young adults to our Diocese. This visit offered a unique opportunity for cultural exchange and mutual learning and included meeting young adults from our church communities sharing in faith, aspiration and celebrating together the glorious diversity of humanity.


Inspiring community rally for church repairs

First published on: 10th July 2024

Villagers in Church Hanborough were so determined not to see their beloved church closed on safety grounds, that they raised the funds needed for repairs before the appeal had been officially launched!


Clergy comings and goings

First published on: 10th July 2024

Clergy comings and goings in the Diocese of Oxford: April to June 2024


Green space becomes colourful retreat

First published on: 3rd July 2024

A healing garden created at the side of a church has attracted pollinators and increased biodiversity in St Luke with St Bartholomew, Reading.


Community hub is banking on church support

First published on: 3rd July 2024

A ground-breaking community hub – The Branch – has opened in Chipping Norton, thanks to years of support from St Mary’s Church in the town.

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