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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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Arts ministry in South Oxford 

First published on: 2nd February 2023

​​​​​​​St Matthew’s Church, Oxford, share their experience of producing a community passion play to help and encourage other churches and communities.


David Tyler to be Archdeacon of Dorchester

First published on: 26th January 2023

The Diocese of Oxford is pleased to announce that the Revd Canon David Tyler has been appointed as the new Archdeacon of Dorchester.


Tackling modern slavery

First published on: 25th January 2023

Modern-day trafficking and slavery are prevalent in all communities but easily go unnoticed. Anti Slavery Initiative Oxford, is an organisation working with other local organisations against modern slavery and trafficking.


Interfaith environment conference

First published on: 24th January 2023

​​​​​​​One Earth, Many Faiths was the first Diocesan Interfaith Eco Conference, bringing together over 40 people from different faiths.


Prayers of thanksgiving and for God’s blessing for same-sex couples published

First published on: 20th January 2023

Draft prayers of thanksgiving, dedication and for God’s blessing for same-sex couples were published on 20 January along with a book of draft worship resources.


Bishops propose prayers for God's blessing for same-sex couples

First published on: 18th January 2023

Church of England bishops propose prayers for God's blessing for same-sex unions and are set to issue an apology to the LGBTQIA+ community.


Planting church in an Eco Town

First published on: 17th January 2023

Pioneer Minister, the Revd Chris Hunt, and a small team of volunteers have grown a creative church community in the new Elmsbrook Eco Town.


Five awarded for distinguished service to the Church

First published on: 16th January 2023

Four new Honorary Canons were installed at Christ Church Cathedral and one candidate was admitted to The Order of St Frideswide by the Bishop of Oxford.


Celebrating Plough Sunday in Oving

First published on: 13th January 2023

An outdoor service at All Saints Church, in Oving, celebrated the start of the agricultural year.


New appointments to the Department of Mission and Ministry

First published on: 8th January 2023

The Diocese of Oxford announced today the appointment of the Revd Dr Andy Angel as Director of Formation for Ministry and Dr Andrew Hayes as Lay Ministry Enabler.


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