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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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Church school children in sponsored bike ride

First published on: 10th October 2014

34 children and volunteers braved the elements to take part in a sponsored bike ride at Fritwell CE School near Bicester in Oxfordshire.


Celebrating a centenary with a new community facility in Wash Common

First published on: 7th October 2014

Celebrating a centenary with a new community facility in Wash Common. Harvest Sunday celebrations at a newly refurbished and environmentally friendly St George's Wash Common.


Thames Path Pilgrimage - the journey continues

First published on: 7th October 2014

Thames Path Pilgrimage - the journey continues. By Steve Jenkins Express trains passing through are an unusual response during morning prayer but it worked for Bishop John and two dozen fellow walkers on stage 7 of the Thames pilgrimage; journeying was the obvious subject of prayers.


Flog It! expert Thomas Plant values treasures in Caversham

First published on: 30th September 2014

Flog It! expert Thomas Plant values treasures in Caversham. Antiques expert Thomas Plant will be helping to make a wonderful noise in St Peter's Church, Caversham on Saturday, 11 October.


The Archbishop of Canterbury's speech on Iraq

First published on: 29th September 2014

The Archbishop of Canterbury's speech on Iraq. Archbishop Justin Welby spoke in the House of Lords on the Iraq crisis on Friday.


Heritage Lottery funding for Hillesden Church

First published on: 19th September 2014

Heritage Lottery funding for Hillesden Church. ALL Saints Church Hillesden, near Buckingham has received initial support of a £250,000 award from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the conservation, repair, development and promotion of the historic building, it was announced today.


Prime Minister praises "fantastic" school improvements

First published on: 19th September 2014

The Prime Minister David Cameron has praised a Church of England School that has been classified as good by government inspectors.


Still at the Cutting Edge

First published on: 19th September 2014

Still at the Cutting Edge. The Door explores how our original Cutting Edge Ministries have evolved as they celebrate more than a decade since they were launched.


Wantage and Grove see massive expansion

First published on: 19th September 2014

A youth worker is to be paid for by housing developers thanks to negotiations led by the Wantage Deanery Synod.


From frontline to theological college

First published on: 18th September 2014

Jason 'Griff' Griffiths joined the Army at 17. He tells Jo Duckles his journey from the frontline to theological college.

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