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New report reveals rise in church attendance

First published on: 22nd June 2022

A new report shows that Easter Day churchgoing in the Diocese of Oxford has recovered to 73% of pre-pandemic levels.

Slough's restored churchyard

First published on: 6th June 2022

St Mary's Church, Slough, transformed the outdoor space in time for Platinum Jubilee celebrations with the help of the community following months of issues with antisocial behaviour in the churchyard.

Families on Fridays

First published on: 18th May 2022

An after-school club for local families in Henley-on-Thames was funded by a grant from the Development Fund.

Awards for distinguished service to the church

First published on: 16th May 2022

Four Honorary Canons installed at Christ Church Cathedral and two people admitted to The Order of St Frideswide by the Bishop of Oxford, on 14 May.

A baptism in the Thames

First published on: 20th April 2022

Two brave young people from the Minecraft group are baptised in the River Thames, the first full immersion baptism at St Michael's for at least 50 years.

A family of families

First published on: 13th April 2022

During the pandemic, the Toddler Drop-In ministry team at St John the Baptist kept in touch with local families via weekly doorstep conversations.

The pop-up Post Office

First published on: 29th March 2022

A Berkshire church identifies the gap they could fill in their village by providing a space in the church for a regular Post Office shop.

Talks and trains in the Newbury Deanery

First published on: 28th March 2022

Bishop Steven visits the Newbury Deanery, meeting with clergy and laity and taking a ride on a mini electric train.

Bracknell Deanery

First published on: 22nd March 2022

Bishop Steven joined clergy and lay leaders in the Bracknell Deanery on 10 March for a day of listening, learning and community visits.

Portraits of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge displayed publicly for the first time

First published on: 16th March 2022

Photos by Paolo Roversi to mark the Duchess' 40th birthday to be displayed at St James the Less Pangbourne, Reading Museum, Wardlaw Museum and Oriel Môn.

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