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THE Bishop of Oxford's bread baking skills won him a victory against the Bishop of Buckingham during an awareness raising Christian Aid bake-off.

The Bishops taste their loaves with judges Matt and Fiona.

The Rt Revd John Pritchard, working with his Chaplain, the Revd Dr Amanda Bloor, made a delicious loaf of bread which was devoured by children during the event ahead of Christian Aid Week (12 - 18 May).

The Rt Revd Alan Wilson also baked a loaf, complete with caraway seeds that was eaten during the event at the Marlborough CE School in Woodstock, Oxfordshire.

Pupils judged Bishop John's the superior loaf. Amanda said: "I was so determined we were going to win this.

It was a brilliant day.

The children were really engaged with the presentation from Christian Aid, with the message that it is a scandal that so many people are having to go hungry.

The bread making was fun and the bishops enjoyed the element of competition as well as the opportunity to connect with the children, who asked a range of questions including how you get to be a bishop. "Christian Aid Week this year will focus on the work done by its partner organisations in Zimbabwe, Bolivia and Kenya to tackle hunger and to ensure that communities are able to produce enough food for themselves and their families. Bishop John said "Bread is such a simple staple food for us, but for many people even the basics are in short supply leaving people hungry day after day.

Through its partners Christian Aid is working hard to change this reality for poor and hungry communities across the world.

I hope that people will give as generously as they can this Christian Aid Week. "Across Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, thousands of Christian Aid supporters take part in house-to-house collections and other fundraising events during Christian Aid Week, raising more than £491000.

In 2012, more than £12. 5 million was raised during the week, supporting some of the poorest people in the world.

Bishop John with his winning loaf, the Revd Dr Amanda Bloor and Bishop Alan with his caraway bread.


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