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Prayers of thanksgiving and for God’s blessing for same-sex couples published

First published on: 20th January 2023

Draft prayers of thanksgiving, dedication and for God’s blessing for same-sex couples were published on 20 January along with a book of draft worship resources.


Bishops propose prayers for God's blessing for same-sex couples

First published on: 18th January 2023

Church of England bishops propose prayers for God's blessing for same-sex unions and are set to issue an apology to the LGBTQIA+ community.


Christmas Day 2022

First published on: 25th December 2022

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.


Christmas messages from the bishops

First published on: 22nd December 2022

Christmas messages from the bishops in the diocese will be broadcast on Christmas morning on local BBC Radio.


Bishops confirm 79 people across the diocese

First published on: 25th November 2022

In a host of special services across the diocese, 79 people of all ages were confirmed on Sunday 20 November on the Feast Day of Christ the King.


Clergy should have the freedom to bless and marry same-sex couples, says +Oxford

First published on: 3rd November 2022

The Bishop of Oxford has published a 52-page essay, Together in Love and Faith, setting out the ways his own views have changed on same-sex relationships over the last decade.


A very different Commentary on the Psalms

First published on: 31st October 2022

The Revd Canon Professor Sue Gillingham published the final volume of her reception history commentary on the Psalms, a 25-year project exploring their range of uses as written text, for art, and in film and literature.


Bishops reflect on the life of Her Majesty

First published on: 14th September 2022

Bishops from across the diocese reflect on the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.


A prayer for the King

First published on: 10th September 2022

The Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft, issues a message to the diocese with a prayer for the King.


Statement from the Bishop of Oxford: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

First published on: 8th September 2022

The Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft makes a statement regarding Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.


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