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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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Clergy comings and goings

First published on: 5th January 2023

Clergy comings and goings in the Diocese of Oxford: November to December 2022


Over half a million pounds of energy hardship grants

First published on: 4th January 2023

Churches in the Thames Valley have been awarded grants from the Diocese of Oxford to help with rising energy costs and opening Warm Hubs.


Christmas Day 2022

First published on: 25th December 2022

You can read the Christmas Day sermons from our bishops below, and catch up on the BBC Radio Carol Services with Bishop Olivia and Bishop Gavin via BBC Sounds for Radio Berkshire and Radio Oxford.


Christmas messages from the bishops

First published on: 22nd December 2022

Christmas messages from the bishops in the diocese will be broadcast on Christmas morning on local BBC Radio.


Churches awarded over £143,000 for community projects

First published on: 20th December 2022

The Development Fund has awarded grants to nine churches to support a range of local church and community projects including a live nativity procession, Parish Nurse, and toddler group for adoptive and foster families.


A church community for adults with additional needs

First published on: 14th December 2022

Every Tuesday 20-30 adults of all ages gather with their carers at Greyfriars Church, Reading, for and evening of worship.


New Chair of Diocesan Advisory Committee

First published on: 12th December 2022

Abigail Lloyd joins the diocese as Chair of the Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches.


Support for asylum seekers in West Oxfordshire

First published on: 9th December 2022

Churches in Witney have joined together to support newly arrived asylum seekers, Bishop Gavin shares his reflections from a visit to meet and hear from the asylum seekers.


World mission with the Diocese of Växjö

First published on: 7th December 2022

The Ven Christine Allsopp shares her reflections on a recent visit to the Diocese of Växjö, Sweden.


School Chaplaincy in Woodstock

First published on: 5th December 2022

The Chaplaincy programme at the Marlborough Church of England School serves young people in Woodstock and the surrounding villages.


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