The Church of England is divided into 44 dioceses. The Diocese of Oxford covers Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire and is one of the largest in the country. The Diocese of Oxford has more churches than any other Diocese in the C of E, and two-thirds of them are Grade I or Grade II* listed buildings.
The Benefice and Deanery lies at the north east corner of the Diocese of Oxford, sharing its border with the Diocese of St Albans to the south and east.
The Bishop of Oxford is the most senior appointment of the Church of England in the Diocese. He has a wide-ranging role across the Thames Valley area as well as national responsibilities. As Diocesan Bishop, he is responsible for the entire Diocese, and has particular responsibility for Oxford and Cowley deaneries.
Within the Diocese there are three Area Bishops and four Archdeacons:-
The Bishop of Oxford:
Acting Bishop of Oxford:- The Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft
The Area Bishops:
Bishop of Buckingham: Rt Revd Alan Wilson
Bishop of Reading: The Bishop of Reading takes up her post in November
Bishop of Dorchester: Rt Revd Colin Fletcher
Archdeacon of Buckingham: The Venerable Guy Elsmore
Archdeacon of Berkshire: The Venerable Olivia Graham
Archdeacon of Dorcester: The Venerable Judy French
Archdeacon of Oxford: The Venerable Martin Gorick
Diocesan Secretary: Mark Humphriss
Area Dean for Rural Mission and Development: The Revd Val Plumb
Safeguarding Adviser: Stuart Nimmo
N.B. The Benefice of the Brickhills and Stoke Hammond lies within the Buckingham area.
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