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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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Slow cooker project supports struggling households

First published on: 11th November 2022

A new project at Christ Church in Flackwell Heath is providing free slow cookers and recipe books to support local households who are struggling with the cost-of-living crisis.

Beating rising costs in Wendover   

First published on: 10th November 2022

Representatives from rural churches across the diocese gathered at St Mary’s Church, Wendover, as part of a trial and launch of new equipment and the Parish Environment Resource Pack.

Churches awarded over £85,000 for community projects

First published on: 9th November 2022

The Development Fund has awarded grants to eight churches to support a counsellor for a homeless project and new equipment for Minecraft Church services.

COP27 in Egypt

First published on: 7th November 2022

From 6 to 18 November, world leaders along with climate activists, civil society representatives, and CEOs will meet in Egypt for the 27th annual gathering on climate action.

Clergy should have the freedom to bless and marry same-sex couples, says +Oxford

First published on: 3rd November 2022

The Bishop of Oxford has published a 52-page essay, Together in Love and Faith, setting out the ways his own views have changed on same-sex relationships over the last decade.

Great Missenden science and engineering festival

First published on: 1st November 2022

The fourth year of the Science and Engineering Festival in Great Missenden took place in October at St Peter and St Paul Church.

A very different Commentary on the Psalms

First published on: 31st October 2022

The Revd Canon Professor Sue Gillingham published the final volume of her reception history commentary on the Psalms, a 25-year project exploring their range of uses as written text, for art, and in film and literature.

International award for service to the Anglican Communion

First published on: 27th October 2022

The Revd Canon Professor Jenn Strawbridge was awarded the Cross of St Augustine by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Festival 200 at St Mary’s Banbury

First published on: 25th October 2022

The Revd Sarah Bourne, Chaplain for the Arts, reflects on the six months of the St Mary's Banbury Festival 200.

A warm welcome in rural parishes

First published on: 21st October 2022

As the autumn programme of rural events continues, thirty people gather to share ideas on how to provide a warm welcome across their rural communities.

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