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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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Clergy comings and goings

First published on: 20th April 2023

Clergy comings and goings in the Diocese of Oxford: January to March 2023

Journey to ministry through embroidery

First published on: 18th April 2023

The Revd Stella Fairbairn was one of the first women to be ordained in the Church of England, she was deaconed in 1987 and priested in 1994.

How Village Churches Thrive

First published on: 11th April 2023

The Revd Charles Chadwick reflects on a rural series studying the practical guide How Village Churches Thrive, ahead of this year's rural lecture.

Royal Maundy money honours for service to community and the Church 

First published on: 6th April 2023

On Thursday 6 April 2023, four people from the Diocese of Oxford will be honoured with Royal Maundy gifts of specially minted coins by The King, in the Royal Maundy Service at York Minster.  

Chinnor Churches Go Wild

First published on: 4th April 2023

Churches in the village of Chinnor, in Oxfordshire, are joined in a commitment to caring for God’s creation and the natural world.

Diocesan Synod: working together for the renewal of the Earth

First published on: 30th March 2023

The March meeting of Oxford Diocesan Synod took time to consider care for creation and the many different strands of work now underway, and our New Congregations programme.

Holy Week art in Newbury

First published on: 30th March 2023

St John's Church, Newbury, is embarking on an artistic collaboration with local artists to present a new exhibition for Holy week, With Passion - Sixteen Artistic Meditations on Holy Week and Human Experience.

Celebrating and equipping church ministry with pre-schoolers

First published on: 28th March 2023

Over 30 people gathered on Saturday 25 March for a day of shared learning about foundations for life and faith in early years.

Free hot meals in Wantage

First published on: 27th March 2023

A food and warm space project at Holy Trinity Church, Charlton, provides free three-course hot meals for locals.

Bras raise funds for local church

First published on: 23rd March 2023

Local churchgoer in Emmer Green, Wendy Howell, has raised over £1,100 for the church by selling new and second-hand bras. 

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