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Diocese of Oxford Weekly Newsletter 18 December 2012
Diocese of Oxford

 WISHING YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND A PEACEFUL NEW YEAR.  PLEASE NOTE THE NEXT NEWSLETTER WILL BE ON 9 JANUARY 2013.

 Message from Bishop John:
'Nearly there!  Thank you for putting on this extra spurt to get to the end of Advent and into Christmas.  The One who awaits us there is life and peace.  May his influence pervade your coming year.' - + John

TRAINING/COURSES

Finding God in all things: The Way of Love with St Ignatius
Lunchtime talks at St Giles' Church, Oxford begin on 17 January. Details here.

The Centre for Continuing Development in Ministry course has now re-located to Central Hall, Westminster and begins on 18 January 2013. Details here.

Growing Leaders in the Local Churches: 'Discover God's Ancient Story' - A study of the book of Genesis at Christ the Cornerstone, Milton Keynes. Begins on 17 January 2013. Details here.

Reflective Practice - Monday 21 to Thursday 24 January 2013
A methodological and hermeneutical study of how reflective practice can underpin and challenge an understanding of leadership. Details here.

Communications training courses available at Church House, Westminster in 2013 - Details here.
 

EVENTS/CAMPAIGNS

You are invited to a SPECIAL EPIPHANY SERVICE on 6 January at Dorchester Abbey at 3pm. Details here.

Launch of Food Matters - 24 January 2013. Details here.

RESOURCES

#christmasstartswithchrist
Join the national twitter campaign and livetweet your Christmas services. Details here.

The Church Mission Society newsletter here.

Look out for the new January Door 'Stable Door'. Ideal for people attending your Christmas services. More details here and PDF version here.

STATEMENT FROM BISHOP JOHN ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE LEGISLATION here.

Diocesan clergy handbook here. 

Vacancies within the Diocese here. 

The monthly prayer diary for the Diocese of Oxford here. 

The Anglican Cycle of Prayer can be found here.

The Marriott Trust is a small charity which offer grants towards the educational costs of clergy children between ages of 11 and 18 (for clergy who have served a minimum of 3 years in the diocese). Deadline for applications is
15 JANUARY 2013. Details
here.

Religious Programmes 
22 December to 4 January
here



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