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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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Summer fun transcends time

First published on: 20th August 2013

Summer fun transcends time. MORE than 100 children were dropped off by parents who left them safely registered in their 'time pods' ready for a holiday club with a time travelling theme, at St George's Church, Wash Common, Newbury.


A view from a barn

First published on: 20th August 2013

A view from a barn. AN ecumenical service in a barn has become a major event in the life of the Newbury Deanery.


Families in Thatcham

First published on: 20th August 2013

Families in Thatcham. THE Revd Pat Jones works with the ministry team from St Mary and St Barnabas Church, to serve families in Thatcham, a town with more than 25,000 people.


Innovative new ways of working in Newbury

First published on: 20th August 2013

Innovative new ways of working in Newbury. WITH 36 parishes (41 church buildings) and just 15 stipendiary priests, the Newbury Deanery has put innovative new ways of working together at the heart of its new Mission Action Plan.


God in the Life of the Revd Dr Amanda Bloor

First published on: 15th August 2013

From Methodist roots to becoming the 'real vicar of Dibley'.


To be a pilgrim

First published on: 15th August 2013

To be a pilgrim. Thought for September 2013, by David Winter.


Conservation of parochial libraries

First published on: 12th August 2013

Conservation of parochial libraries. The Church Buildings Council has a new funding programme to assist with the conservation of parochial libraries in parish churches.


Canon Sue Booys to chair General Synod Committee

First published on: 6th August 2013

Canon Sue Booys to chair General Synod Committee. The Revd Canon Sue Booys, Team Rector of Dorchester, has been elected as chair of the Business Committee of the General Synod, the governing body of the Church of England.


Bishop welcomes new Prince

First published on: 23rd July 2013

Bishop welcomes new Prince. The Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Revd John Pritchard, said:"I was delighted to hear of the safe arrival of the new prince and extend my congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.


New Director of Ordinands joins team

First published on: 23rd July 2013

New Director of Ordinands joins team. The Revd Dr Amanda Bloor is to join the diocesan team of Directors of Ordinands, leading work in Berkshire (0.


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