Modern-day trafficking and slavery are prevalent in all communities but easily go unnoticed. Anti Slavery Initiative Oxford, is an organisation working with other local organisations against modern slavery and trafficking.
Churches in the Thames Valley have been awarded grants from the Diocese of Oxford to help with rising energy costs and opening Warm Hubs.
Churches in Witney have joined together to support newly arrived asylum seekers, Bishop Gavin shares his reflections from a visit to meet and hear from the asylum seekers.
Hannah Ling, Social Justice Adviser, shares reflections on the work with Citizens UK supporting Ukrainian refugees through the Homes for Ukraine scheme.
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.
The Development Fund has awarded grants to eight churches to support a counsellor for a homeless project and new equipment for Minecraft Church services.
In Aylesbury, local families in need and struggling with the cost of living can join free narrowboat day trips run by Broughton Church along the Aylesbury arm of the Grand Union Canal.
A new portrait and video exhibition, Resolved to Serve, commissioned by the Diocese of Oxford, aims to celebrate black culture and its influence in the Church today.
The Oxford Diocesan Board of Finance (ODBF) and Oxford Diocesan Board of Education (ODBE) have been accredited as a Living Wage Employer.
The Charlbury Cornerstone project provides a place to talk, food produce sharing, food parcels, uniform boxes, and additional learning support for local people in need.