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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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Remember, remember

First published on: 22nd October 2013

Remember, remember. Thought for the month By David Winter ' Indeed an hour is coming when those who kill you will think that by doing so they are offering worship to God.

Could you help new curates develop in their new role?

First published on: 18th October 2013

Could you help new curates develop in their new role?. A NEW scheme that gives curates the chance to meet up and discuss the joys, trials, frustrations and elations of being a new minister in the Church of England is proving a success in the Oxford Diocese.

Learning to love reading and writing

First published on: 18th October 2013

Computer games that engage imaginations and encourage reading are two ways St Nicholas CE School got classified as 'good' by Ofsted.

New spirituality adviser

First published on: 18th October 2013

New spirituality adviser. THE Revd Sally Welch (pictured) has been appointed as the new Diocesan Spirituality Adviser.

Bishops become ethical investors in International Credit Union Week

First published on: 17th October 2013

Bishops become ethical investors in International Credit Union Week. Richard Josephs, manager of Oxford Credit Union with the Bishop of Dorchester the Rt Revd Colin Fletcher THREE bishops have put their money where their mouths are by investing in the Oxford Credit Union as part of an awareness-raising campaign.

Go ahead for new archdeaconry

First published on: 16th October 2013

Read Bishop John's letter to the diocese about the new Archdeaconry of Dorchester.

Symbolising water

First published on: 15th October 2013

The new font bowl at Yarnton Church celebrates the way water symbolises our spiritual life.

Bishop welcomes new bishop in Nandyal

First published on: 7th October 2013

Bishop welcomes new bishop in Nandyal. The Bishop of Buckingham has sent his congratulations and best wishes to the partner Diocese of Nandyal on the election of the Revd Pushpalalitha Eggoni as the new Bishop of Nandyal.

Interested in credit unions?

First published on: 1st October 2013

Interested in credit unions?. In the light of the Archbishop of Canterbury's recent comments about the important work of credit unions and the role that churches can have in supporting them, find out all you need to know on the C of E website.

Extension of £42m Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme

First published on: 27th September 2013

An extension to a grant scheme that aims to help listed places of worship with funds for repairs and restorations has been welcomed.

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