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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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Abbey hosts CELL art installation

First published on: 15th February 2024

A new art installation at Dorchester Abbey invites visitors to step into a prison cell for three minutes.

Friends stitched together to make light quilt

First published on: 8th February 2024

A group of Ducklington church crafters, including asylum seekers living locally, have come together to produce a quilt for Candlemas.

Budding gardeners are growing for God

First published on: 7th February 2024

A green-fingered group of parishioners in Princes Risborough are hoping to grow their own floral displays for church. 

Bells to ring out against human trafficking

First published on: 1st February 2024

An international day of prayer and awareness against human trafficking will be held on St Bakhita’s Day, 8 February. 

Church donation born out of tragedy

First published on: 1st February 2024

A family supported by their local church during a time of tragedy have raised funds to thank them for their help.

Bishop Olivia announces her retirement

First published on: 31st January 2024

The Bishop of Reading, the Rt Revd Olivia Graham, has announced she will retire later this year.

Sharing is caring in Sunningdale

First published on: 25th January 2024

Parishioners in Sunningdale have been showing their love for the local community by delivering sustenance to body and soul. 

Congo Appeal helps community faith and health

First published on: 25th January 2024

“Poverty makes itself known in people’s food and clothing … [with] tattered clothing marginalising them.”  

Parish administrator steps down after 36 years’ service

First published on: 24th January 2024

A parish administrator in Newbury will retire after 36 years’ service to her church, having originally only signed up for two years! Sally Breach agreed to take on the role at St Mary’s Church in Shaw cum Donnington short term but loved it so much she stayed. 

Church launches digital tour guide for visitors

First published on: 23rd January 2024

A church in Oxfordshire has become the first to establish its own localised WI-FI network for visitors. 

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