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Christmas Day 2023

First published on: 21st December 2023

You can read the Christmas Day sermons from our bishops below, and catch up on the BBC Radio Carol Services with Bishop Olivia and Bishop Gavin via BBC Sounds for Radio Berkshire and Radio Oxford.

Citizens unite to make Oxford a ‘better place for all’

First published on: 23rd November 2023

An assembly of organisations has been founded in Oxford to champion community issues. The Oxford Citizens assembly comprises churches, charities and action groups who have pledged to ‘make Oxford a better place for everyone’.

Renewable energy success for village church

First published on: 14th November 2023

Several years ago, St Andrew’s in Sandford-on-Thames installed a ground source heat pump to provide renewable heat to the church. The successful project now means that community groups, congregants and visitors enjoy a warm welcome all year round, at a lower cost to the planet.

Hundreds gather for candlelit peace vigil in Oxford

First published on: 6th November 2023

Hundreds of people joined faith and civic leaders to call for peace in the Middle East at a candlelit vigil in Oxford city centre on Sunday, 5 November.

New stained-glass window installed in Christ Church Cathedral

First published on: 26th October 2023

For the first time in more than a century, a new stained-glass window has been constructed and installed in Christ Church Cathedral. The vibrant statement window was designed by celebrated artist John Reyntiens MBE and produced in London by the world-renowned Reyntiens Glass Studio. 

New women's ministry posts will champion female clergy

First published on: 10th October 2023

Three new advocates for women and their ministry within the Diocese of Oxford have been appointed.

Pulpit swap for Summertown and Wolvercote

First published on: 11th September 2023

The Summertown, Wolvercote and Wytham Church Partnership revives a long-standing tradition of preaching in one another's churches. Revds Gavin Knight and Kate Tuckett share their experiences as part of the 'Love your Church' series.

Artist in residence at an Oxford church 

First published on: 31st August 2023

For the last nine years St Luke’s, Canning Crescent in Oxford has been delivering regular arts workshops as part of its ministry in the city.

A church for people who don’t do church

First published on: 28th July 2023

Grace Church, Cowley in Oxford prides itself on being a church for people who don’t do church.

The gift of chaplaincy

First published on: 1st June 2023

Over 50 chaplains from across the dicoese gathered for a Chaplains’ Conference in the research centre at Christ Church.

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