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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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New centre for training clergy and lay ministers in Portsmouth

First published on: 15th July 2015

Ripon College Cuddesdon and the Diocese of Portsmouth offer training for clergy and lay ministers based locally within the Portsmouth Diocese.


Retreat day for school children in Sulhmapstead

First published on: 15th July 2015

Retreat day for school children in Sulhmapstead. by Diana Bagshaw ON the hottest day of the year 13 children from the Sulhamstead and Upton Nervet CE Primary School were treated to the first peace and quiet themed retreat day organised by St Mary's Church.


Love Is service at Greyfriars, Reading

First published on: 8th July 2015

Love Is service at Greyfriars, Reading. CHILDREN from Church schools across Reading took part in craft activities, singing and drama, at the annual Love Is service for Year Six pupils at Greyfriars Church, Reading.


Response to Sunday trading announcement

First published on: 7th July 2015

Response to Sunday trading announcement. THE Church has responded to George Osborne's proposals that could see shops able to open for longer hours on Sundays.


Ordination sermon by Archdeacon of Buckingham

First published on: 6th July 2015

Sermon from the ordination service at Christ Church Cathedral on July 4 2015 by the Venerable Karen Gorham.


Headteachers challenged to feed the 55,000

First published on: 1st July 2015

Headteachers challenged to feed the 55,000. Year Five Pupils from Woodstock CE Primary School The Rt Revd Stephen Conway Headteachers were given a welcome day away from their busy school schedules at their annual diocesan conference in June.


Oxford University General Synod Constituency

First published on: 1st July 2015

Oxford University General Synod Constituency. For many years, Oxford University has had a dedicated General Synod Constituency, and has been able to elect its own member of the General Synod.


Church hall refurbishment

First published on: 26th June 2015

Church hall refurbishment. AFTER eight years of being locked up and not used, the church hall of St Mary and St John's Church in Oxford is now a hive of activity as restoration work has begun.


One in three older teenagers have been too stressed to sleep, says The Children's Society

First published on: 26th June 2015

One in three older teenagers have been too stressed to sleep, says The Children's Society. More than a third (34 per cent) of 16 and 17-year-olds are so anxious that they have suffered sleepless nights in the last year, according to new research from The Children's Society.


Tackling the Earthquake's aftermath

First published on: 26th June 2015

Tackling the Earthquake's aftermath. Christian Aid's local partners are distributing vital emergency supplies in the worst affected areas of Gorkha and Kathmandu Valley.

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