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Church welcomes its first 'happy champers'

First published on: 11th April 2024

St Leonard’s in Watlington has become the first church in Oxfordshire to welcome ‘champers’ for a night’s stay. Church camping – champing – has become popular for guests looking for an unusual place to stay, in a beautiful setting. 

New choir hopes to hit right note with local community

First published on: 10th April 2024

A new junior choir at a Wheatley church is just one of the 14 church projects funded by the latest round of grants from the diocese Development Fund.

Royal Maundy money presented to community servants

First published on: 28th March 2024

Three people from the diocese will receive Maundy money at a special Royal Maundy service at Worcester Cathedral.

Celebrating 30 years of women as priests

First published on: 12th March 2024

March 2024 marks the 30th anniversary of women ordained as priests in the Church of England. The Ven Christine Allsopp was one of the first women ordained in the diocese at Reading Minster. 

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’.

£1.5m in mutual support for poorer dioceses

First published on: 21st November 2023

The Diocese of Oxford will extend its commitment to mutual support following the success of its 2020 initiative. The diocese will allocate a further £1.5m to support the five Church of England dioceses in most financial need.

Climate change is the focus of inter-faith eco conference

First published on: 13th November 2023

Children from eight secondary and primary schools in the Slough area joined forces for an inter-faith eco conference last week.

Oxfordshire community to stand silent in vigil for peace

First published on: 2nd November 2023

The Bishop of Oxford and Imam Monawar Hussain hosted a second meeting for faith and community leaders from across Oxfordshire on Tuesday 31 October.

Contemporary Last Supper sculpture arrives at Dorchester Abbey

First published on: 31st October 2023

A sculpture made up of 50,000 keyboard keys, depicting one of Da Vinci’s most recognisable paintings, has gone on display at Dorchester Abbey. 

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.

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