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Advent Course

Advent Course

With a focus on being contemplative, compassionate and courageous
As part of the Bishop of Oxford’s invitation for everyone to explore the Beatitudes, the diocese is producing a three-session course in time for Advent.

It is suitable for small groups and will consist of a 32 page booklet written by Bishop Steven alongside audio and video resources. To register an interest in the materials (for further information/ordering), please email

NB. If you place an order by 9 October you will get an early bird discount on the cost of the course.




Each year our treasurers, administrators, wardens, and PCCs make buying decisions for their churches which add up to over £147 million across the Church.  To help with all these procurement decisions, the Parish Buying team have put together some buying tips from the experts to help you make the most of your budgets.

Procurement Top Ten Tips The aim of these top tips, and of Parish Buying as a whole, is to save the Church £10,000,000 a year through better procurement decisions; avoiding high costs, misleading contracts, and unnecessary spending

And it doesn’t stop with advice. All Parish Buying contracts are carefully vetted by their Procurement team, with over 55 years combined experience, to ensure your church gets the best deal. You can access all of these contracts by registering for free on the Parish Buying website, or contacting the team on 0800 368 0887 or

Faculty Application System

Faculty application system now available online

Posted on 4th January, 2016

We are now able to offer the option of applying online for faculties or List B (archdeacon’s) permissions. A guidance note on the online system and how to register is available here:

We are still able to accept applications via email and post, however, we hope that you find the online system a useful way to track your application and submit documents.