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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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Women's ministry and worship at the heart of celebration service

First published on: 29th April 2024

Women took centre stage at a special Eucharist service at Christ Church Cathedral to mark 30 years since women were first ordained priests in the diocese.

Bishop Gavin roped into abbey fundraiser

First published on: 25th April 2024

The Bishop of Dorchester will be among a team of brave fundraisers, which also includes the Rector the Revd Jane Willis, abseiling down Dorchester Abbey on 4 May.

Citizens alliance takes aim at housing, inclusion and safety

First published on: 25th April 2024

Continuing with their pledge to ‘make Oxford a better place for everyone’, Thames Valley Citizens have kick-started their campaign by focussing on housing justice, inclusive jobs and the safety of women and girls. 

The Revd Canon Dr Simon Jones will be the next Dean of Lincoln

First published on: 23rd April 2024

The Bishop of Lincoln has confirmed today that His Majesty The King has approved the nomination of the Revd Canon Dr Simon Jones as the next Dean of Lincoln.

More support for children and families in Princes Risborough

First published on: 17th April 2024

Reaching out to support children, young people and families is now a reality for Princes Risborough thanks to a grant from the Diocese of Oxford Development Fund. 

Clergy comings and goings

First published on: 17th April 2024

Clergy comings and goings in the Diocese of Oxford: January to March 2024

The Revd Canon Richard Lamey takes on mission and ministry

First published on: 16th April 2024

The Revd Canon Richard Lamey, Rector of St Paul's in Wokingham and Area Dean for Sonning, has been announced as the Director of Mission and Ministry in the Diocese of Norwich.

'There are not enough people like dad in the world' - we remember Bishop Alan

First published on: 13th April 2024

Family, friends, colleagues and parishioners from across the Diocese of Oxford gathered in High Wycombe to remember the Rt Revd Dr Alan Wilson on Saturday. His memorial service was held at All Saints church in the town where more than 300 people attended in remembrance of the Bishop of Buckingham.

Church welcomes its first 'happy champers'

First published on: 11th April 2024

St Leonard’s in Watlington has become the first church in Oxfordshire to welcome ‘champers’ for a night’s stay. Church camping – champing – has become popular for guests looking for an unusual place to stay, in a beautiful setting. 

New choir hopes to hit right note with local community

First published on: 10th April 2024

A new junior choir at a Wheatley church is just one of the 14 church projects funded by the latest round of grants from the diocese Development Fund.

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