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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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Farewell to Archdeacon Judy

First published on: 27th September 2022

The Venerable Judy French is retiring after eight years as the Archdeacon of Dorchester.

New early years building for St Nicholas CE Primary School

First published on: 22nd September 2022

The Bishop of Dorchester visits St Nicholas Church of England Primary School, Challow, to bless a new school building.

Energy bill relief scheme announced

First published on: 21st September 2022

Churches to be included in the government package of support to help with rising energy bills this winter.

Fr Richard Peers to become Dean of Llandaff

First published on: 20th September 2022

The Bishop of Llandaff announces that the Revd Richard Peers, Sub-Dean of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford, is to become Dean of Llandaff Cathedral in Wales.

Bishops reflect on the life of Her Majesty

First published on: 14th September 2022

Bishops from across the diocese reflect on the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

A prayer for the King

First published on: 10th September 2022

The Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft, issues a message to the diocese with a prayer for the King.

Statement from the Bishop of Oxford: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

First published on: 8th September 2022

The Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft makes a statement regarding Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Let it Grow

First published on: 7th September 2022

St Mary's Wargrave is one of many c​​​hurches across the diocese rewilding its churchyard to encourage biodiversity and provide a rich habitat for flora and fauna to flourish.

Almost 300 sign up for English lessons

First published on: 6th September 2022

Almost 300 people from Ukraine, Hong Kong and elsewhere have registered for online language learning starting in September.

Holiday clubs

First published on: 6th September 2022

After two years of absence due to the pandemic, this summer, churches across the diocese were able to reopen their offering of holiday clubs and a range of activities, groups, and meet-ups for children, young people, and families.

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