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Oxford achieves Bronze Eco Diocese award

First published on: 12th July 2022

The Diocese of Oxford has been awarded the A Rocha Bronze Eco Diocese status in recognition of its commitment to environmental stewardship.


Churches awarded over £100,000 for community projects 

First published on: 12th July 2022

‹‹‹‹‹‹‹The Development Fund has awarded grants to eight churches, across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, and Oxfordshire, to support a range of local church and community projects including a healing garden and youth work to help combat knife crime.


New eco-friendly offices for Reading area team

First published on: 29th June 2022

The first new environmentally sustainable and energy-efficient area offices in the diocese have opened in Theale, west Berkshire.


Petertide Ordinations

First published on: 27th June 2022

32 ordinands were ordained priest in five services across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, and Oxfordshire on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June.


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.


Diocese of Oxford to invest £10m in clergy housing

First published on: 14th June 2022

The Diocese of Oxford has approved £10 million expenditure on environmental works to improve the carbon footprint of vicarages and better care for its clergy. The investment is part of an ambitious plan by the diocese to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2035.


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.


Dr Martyn Percy has announced he is to leave the Church of England

First published on: 11th May 2022

Dr Martyn Percy, the former Dean of Christ Church, has announced he is to leave the Church of England. We are deeply saddened by his decision and also by the inaccurate and unevidenced claims he makes in his media interviews.


Unique Cathedral service remembers and repents historic anti-Jewish church laws

First published on: 10th May 2022

Faith leaders gathered for a special service at Christ Church Cathedral on Sunday 8 May marking 800 years since anti-Jewish laws were introduced by the medieval church at the Synod of Oxford in 1222.


Churches awarded over £78,000 for community projects

First published on: 5th April 2022

The Development Fund awards ten churches grants to support a range of projects, including a community choir and day trips for low-income families. 


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