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Causing a buzz at St Thomas’s

by Jo Duckles First appeared in the Diocesan newspaper, The Door THOUSANDS of honey bees have been given a home in a church yard in central Oxford. Since last spring the sound of buzzing could be heard in the grounds of St Thomas’s Church. Priest-in-Charge, the Revd Jonathan Beswick, has wanted to keep bees since […]

Swifts and churches

Swift numbers in Britain have decreased by up to 40% in the last 20 years. There are several likely reasons for this, but one is the loss of nest sites. Swifts return to the same nest hole every year, and so when buildings need repair or are demolished, nest sites can be lost. Also, almost […]

Divestment Discussion – 22 Jan 2014

How Should the Church respond to the threat of Climate Change?  A Discussion concerning the call to disinvest from Fossil Fuel Companies The campaign to disinvest from fossil fuel companies is gathering strength with universities, businesses, banks and religious groups choosing to respond to Climate Change by redirecting their investments away from fossil fuels. Bracknell […]