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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

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Support for asylum seekers in West Oxfordshire

First published on: 9th December 2022

Churches in Witney have joined together to support newly arrived asylum seekers, Bishop Gavin shares his reflections from a visit to meet and hear from the asylum seekers.

World mission with the Diocese of Växjö

First published on: 7th December 2022

The Ven Christine Allsopp shares her reflections on a recent visit to the Diocese of Växjö, Sweden.

School Chaplaincy in Woodstock

First published on: 5th December 2022

The Chaplaincy programme at the Marlborough Church of England School serves young people in Woodstock and the surrounding villages.

Communities for Ukraine with Citizens UK

First published on: 2nd December 2022

Hannah Ling, Social Justice Adviser, shares reflections on the work with Citizens UK supporting Ukrainian refugees through the Homes for Ukraine scheme.

An eco-friendly Christmas

First published on: 29th November 2022

Tips on reducing plastic waste with your Christmas wreath this year.

Burnham’s Silver Eco Church

First published on: 29th November 2022

St Peter’s Church, Burnham, is one of 14 churches in the diocese with the Silver Eco Church award from A Rocha.

Bishops confirm 79 people across the diocese

First published on: 25th November 2022

In a host of special services across the diocese, 79 people of all ages were confirmed on Sunday 20 November on the Feast Day of Christ the King.

New Team Rector at Dorchester Abbey

First published on: 24th November 2022

The Revd Jane Willis has been appointed as the new Team Rector of Dorchester and Vicar of Warborough in the Dorchester Team.

70 years of ordained ministry

First published on: 23rd November 2022

The Revd Canon Bob Whiteley has celebrated a landmark 70 years of ordained ministry.  

Advocacy for God's creation

First published on: 21st November 2022

Advocacy is vital for a healthy and balanced democracy and important in helping tackle climate and ecological emergencies facing the planet.

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