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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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Building community

First published on: 10th June 2013

IN his new book, Living Faithfully, Bishop John goes back to basics to consider what it means to follow Jesus in the 21st Century.


Building dams in the hot sun

First published on: 10th June 2013

As the UK attempts to recover from the devastating effects of flooding and freezing temperatures, Thelma Ntini is working hard to bring vital water supplies to rural areas of Zimbabwe where there has not been heavy rainfall in a decade.


Charlbury wins the first Youth and Child Friendly Church Award

First published on: 10th June 2013

MEMBERS of St Mary's, Charlbury have been awarded the first Diocesan Youth and Child Friendly Church Award. The two-tier award scheme was launched last year by Yvonne Morris, diocesan children's adviser and Ian Macdonald, diocesan youth adviser.


Diocesan Registrar named Times Lawyer of the Week

First published on: 10th June 2013

CONGRATULATIONS to our Diocesan Registrar the Revd Canon John Rees who was named Times Lawyer of the Week shortly before playing a major role in the enthronement of Justin Welby as Archbishop of Canterbury.


Diocese calls for justice for the disabled

First published on: 10th June 2013

Diocese calls for justice for the disabled. FIND out how you can stand up for disabled people affected by welfare reforms at a Diocesan Justice Forum later this month.


Fairly sculpted

First published on: 10th June 2013

Fairly sculpted. Pupils and teachers from St Nicholas CE Primary School, Oxford, show off their creations after they celebrated Fairtrade Fortnight by using Fairtrade wrappers to make a range of sculptures.


God in the Life Of Nicola Blackwood

First published on: 10th June 2013

Nicola Blackwood MP talks about her Christian faith and how it influenced her journey as she unexpectedly swapped a world of music for the House of Commons.


Increase in weekly church attendance

First published on: 10th June 2013

THE number of churchgoers in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire has increased, statistics have revealed.


Join 'The Big IF' for an end to world hunger

First published on: 10th June 2013

A QUARTER of a million flowers will be planted to create a giant image as a reminder to G8 leaders that 2013 could be the beginning of the end of hunger.


Low Sunday with a difference

First published on: 10th June 2013

A reflection on Gethsemane Garments Exhibitions at St Helen's, Benson.


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