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2012

dioceseofoxford

oxforddiocese

t 01865 208 200

www.oxford.anglican.org


Introduction Dear Friends Thank you for sharing with me in the life of the gospel. This is a wonderful diocese to be part of and this calendar is intended to help us all know our way around the central services which support our mission. Let me spell out again how the LIVING FAITH framework is intended to shape and resource our life together.

PRAYER FOR THE YEAR Gracious God, you have given us a world to enjoy and to serve. Thank you for the trust you have placed in us. May we respect your creation, work steadfastily for justice, and make a difference to that bit of the world where you have placed us. We ask this in the name of him who changed the world forever. Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

The VISION of Living Faith is profound. It’s the transformation of all human life under God. No less! The PURPOSE is to join with God in creating a caring, sustainable and growing Christian presence in every part of the diocese, enabling us all to live and share the love of God, seen in the life of Jesus Christ. Every word of that purpose is significant. Our PRIORITIES are those five colours in the palette which I hope we’re using to paint something unique and beautiful for God. All the colours matter but we’re introducing resources for each of them year by year to avoid swamping the diocese with too much ‘stuff’. The pictures grow as the paints are applied and people catch more glimpses of the Kingdom. In 2012 our focus is on making a difference in the world – without which people would be entitled not to take us too seriously. So let’s do it; let’s be a blessing to the communities in which we are set. Yours in Christ, +John

Who's who The Rt Revd John Pritchard

Christine Lodge

Bishop of Oxford

PA to the Bishop

e bishopoxon@oxford.anglican.org

e christine.lodge@oxford.anglican.org

t 01865 208222

t 01865 208222

The Revd Amanda Bloor

Debbie Perry

Chaplain to the Bishop e amanda.bloor@oxford.anglican.org

Administrative Assistant to the Bishop

t 01865 208221

e debbie.perry@oxford.anglican.org t 01865 208223


2012 January Week

52

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Our purpose is to create a caring, sustainable and growing Christian presence in every part of the Diocese of Oxford. Thursday

Friday

2 Diocesan Advisory Committee meeting

2

9

16 23

3 Mission through Ministry Strategy Group meeting

10

Bishop's staff & Senior Management Group meeting

17

Oxford Archdeaconry Mission & Pastoral Cttee meeting

24

4 Plough Wednesday (Tel: 01608 686749)

11

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins. Bucks Archdeaconry Mission & Pastoral Cttee meeting.

18

5

6

Board of Mission meeting

12

13

19

20

Berks Archdeaconry Mission and Pastoral Cttee meeting. Mission in the World Strategy Group meeting.

Conversion of St Paul

25

26

Baptism of Christ

1

30

31

7

Feb

W 5 6 7 8 9

8

Area Deans and Lay Chairs Conference

14

15

21

22

Multi-Parish Benefice Day (Tel: 01865 208246)

27

Glebe Committee meeting 5

and your plans will be established

Epiphany

1

4

Sunday

LENT is approaching - look out for our Pancake Day card. Like previous Easter and Christmas projects, which were widely used in parishes, schools and shopping centres, the card is designed to be given away with pancakes on Shrove Tuesday to help people understand Lent. Hot cross bun and Easter egg cards will also be available subject to demand. Contact the Communications Dept on 01865 208225 for further information.

Bank Holiday

3

Saturday

Proverbs 16:3

Commit your work to the LORD,

Homelessness Sunday

28 Mon 6 13 20 27

Tue 7 14 21 28

Wed Thu 1 2 8 9 15 16 22 23 29

PLOUGH WEDNESDAY IS ON 4 JANUARY. DETAILS FROM GLYN EVANS, DIOCESAN RURAL OFFICER Tel: 01608 686749 Email: glynevans@gmail.com

29 Fri 3 10 17 24

Sat 4 11 18 25

Sun 5 12 19 26

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dioceseofoxford

oxforddiocese

t 01865 208 200

www.oxford.anglican.org


Department of Mission Mission in the World WHY?

HOW?

Christians are called to make the world a better place. It’s our mission. Church has been called ‘an unlikely coalition of justice-seeking friends’ and such coalitions are at work across the Diocese of Oxford, making a fantastic contribution to the transformation of individuals and communities. The Mission in the World Group celebrates these activities, encourages and resources them, and constantly seeks ways to maximise their impact.

• Training events and resource days: open to all, usually for nominal or subsidised fees.

WHAT? The Mission in the World Team (seven officers, all but one of whom are part-time) supports a large network of volunteers, who bring passion and expertise to a vast array of themes, including: rural issues, the environment, mission to work and economic life, disability, mental health and wellbeing, the spiritual care of older people, international development and global issues, pastoral care, and urban life and faith. Our focus for 2012 is the Living Faith year of ‘Making a Difference’. We are providing resources for theological reflection and for celebratory activities. By the end of the year we aim to have a new network of volunteer ‘Making a Difference’ advocates to help ensure that this aspect of holistic mission has the attention it deserves in our mission planning at all levels.

• Multi-media resources, including written factsheets and guides (eg ‘Welcome, Inclusion, Respect’ on disability); an environment blog (see http://earthingfaith.org); a new DVD for 2012, ‘Reaching Out: A Practical Guide to Pastoral Caring’. • Access to experts on many themes, eg health and social care, world politics, domestic situations. • Information and support network (e.g. on fair-trade; urban deprivation; older people’s issues; pastoral care challenges). If you feel we can help you, or if you have something to offer, please contact the Social Responsibility Adviser: Alison Webster: Email: alison.webster@oxford.anglican.org Telephone: 01865 208213

Who's who Susan van Beveren Mission in Work and Economic Life Adviser

Photo by Elizabeth Perry

The Revd Canon Glyn Evans Diocesan Rural Officer

Helen Keely Administrative Assistant

e glynevans@gmail.com t 01608 686749

e helen.keely@oxford.anglican.org t 01865 208214

Wendy Bryant Disability Adviser

Matt Freer Environment Officer

Maranda St John Nicolle Christian Concern for One World

e wendy.bryant@oxford.anglican.org t 01275 848934

e matt.freer@oxford.anglican.org t 01865 208745

e maranda@ccow.org.uk t 01235 850 267

e svan.beveren@well-centre.org t 0118 956 6960


2012 February Week

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

REMEMBER FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT BEGINS ON 27 FEBRUARY

1

5

General Synod begins

6

6

7

Diocesan Advisory Cttee meeting. Diocesan Trustees meeting.

National Marriage Week begins. Oxford Archdeaconry Glebe & Buildings Sub Cttee meeting.

7

13 20

Fairtrade Fortnight begins 9

27

8

Thursday

Friday

Candlemas Earthing Faith Network meeting

2

Berks Archdeaconry Glebe & Buildings Sub Cttee meeting.

9

Bishop's Council/ Standing Cttee

Saturday

14 Shrove Tuesday

21

Micah 6.8

What does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Sunday

Education Sunday

3

4

5

10

11

12

General Synod Ends

St Valentine's Day

Bishop's Staff meeting

8

Heads of Departments meeting

Our purpose is to create a caring, sustainable and growing Christian presence in every part of the Diocese of Oxford.

The Windmill Fairtrade shop in Headington, Oxford. (Photo by KT Bruce)

15

16

17

18

19

22

23

24

25

26

Ash Wednesday (Lent begins). Bucks Archdeaconry Glebe & Buildings Sub Cttee meeting. Leap year

28

29

'CONFIDENCE IN DISCIPLESHIP' - Training days for Clergy, Licensed Lay Ministers and PCCs: 27 February for 'Urban' Buckinghamshire Deaneries; 28 February for 'Rural' Buckinghamshire Deaneries; 29 February for West Berkshire Deaneries. Details and booking form available from Dept of Mission - Tel: 01865 208252.

Mar

W 9 10 11 12 13

Mon 5 12 19 26

Tue 6 13 20 27

Wed 7 14 21 28

Thu 1 8 15 22 29

Fri 2 9 16 23 30

Sat 3 10 17 24 31

Sun 4 11 18 25

Order pancake cards which are designed to give out to people to help them understand the meaning of Lent - Go to our website or phone 01865 208225 for details. Page 5

dioceseofoxford

oxforddiocese

t 01865 208 200

www.oxford.anglican.org


Making Disciples Team What we do At the very end of Matthew’s Gospel, just before he ascends to heaven, Jesus gives to those who follow him his “Great Commission”: ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’

PRIORITIES FOR 2012 To see more parishes use the team of Diocesan Missioners, who help churches reach out to their local communities.

The Making Disciples team exists to support people, parishes and deaneries around the diocese as they seek to undertake this core task left by Jesus to his Church. We:

To develop and implement a diocesan youth strategy that will help all churches engage better with young people.

• Help Christians reach out to others, enabling people to make beginnings in faith and to be encouraged at all stages in their Christian journey

To grow recently established networks of deanery 'Parish Stewardship Promoters' who help churches think how they can live generously.

• Work for a Church where children and young people are valued, nurtured and protected

To strengthen the leadership teams of churches so that they can think more effectively about how to go about the task of 'Making Disciples'.

• Aim to inspire generous living that enables parishes to be well resourced for mission and ministry • Resource strategic thinking and decision-making at parish and deanery level, helping disciples witness to Jesus through their presence, life and work.

Who's who Revd Dr Michael Beasley Director of Mission

e michael.beasley@oxford.anglican.org t 01865 208251

Stephen Barber Safeguarding Children Officer

e stephen.barber@oxford.anglican.org t 01865 208290

Ian Macdonald Diocesan Youth Adviser

e ian.macdonald@oxford.anglican.org t 01865 208253

Yvonne Morris Diocesan Children’s Adviser

Catherine Morris Parish Development Adviser - Berks

Robin Brunner-Ellis Christian Giving and Fundraising Adviser

Melanie Hawgood - Administrator

e yvonne.morris@oxford.anglican.org t 01865 208255

e robin-brunner-ellis@oxford.anglican.org t 01865 208254

Andrew Gear Parish Development Adviser - Bucks e andrew.gear@oxford.anglican.org t 01865 208256

Olivia Graham Parish Development Adviser - Oxford e olivia.graham@oxford.anglican.org t 01865 208246

e catherine.morris@oxford.anglican.org t 01865 208296

e melanie.hawgood@oxford.anglican.org t 01865 208252

Carolyn Main - Administrator

e carolyn.main@oxford.anglican.org t 01865 208288

Jeni Hobbs - Administrator

e jeni.hobbs@oxford.anglican.org t 01865 208288


2012 March Week

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

REMEMBER MOTHERING SUNDAY ON 18 MARCH. Resources and details of

'Make a Mother's Day' campaign from Mother's Union - http://muoxford.org.uk/ Tel: 01865 726308

9

5

10

Diocesan Advisory Committee meeting 11

12

Diocesan Mission and Pastoral cttee meeting 12

19

13

26

6 13 Diocesan Council for the Deaf meeting

20 27

Our purpose is to create a caring, sustainable and growing Christian presence in every part of the Diocese of Oxford. Thursday

St David's Day. PACT Trustees meeting

7

Friday

2

3

4

8

9

10

11

Bishop's staff meeting

Planning & Budget sub cttee meeting

Board of Mission meeting. Making Disciples Strategy Group meeting. Glebe & Buildings Cttee meeting.

21

28

Sunday

1

Diocesan Board of Education meeting

14

Saturday

15

St Patrick's Day

16

17

18

Diocesan Synod

23

24

29

30

31

Apr

W 13 14 15 16 17 18

Mon 2 9 16 23 30

Tue 3 10 17 24

Wed 4 11 18 25

Mothering Sunday

22

'CONFIDENCE IN DISCIPLESHIP' - Training days for Clergy, Licensed Lay Ministers and PCCs: 1 March for East Berkshire Deaneries; 6 March for North Dorchester Deaneries; 7 March for South Dorchester and Oxford Deaneries. Details and booking form available from Dept of Mission - Tel: 01865 208252.

Matthew 28.19

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

British Summer Time begins

St Mary the Virgin, Speen - one of the churches from the Oxford Diocesan Pilgrimage. More information at http://odbf.co.uk/kHbcoF

25

Thu 5 12 19 26

Fri 6 13 20 27

Sat 7 14 21 28

Sun 1 8 15 22 29

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dioceseofoxford

oxforddiocese

t 01865 208 200

www.oxford.anglican.org


2012 Calendar (Jan - Mar)