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Food Matters is a new project from the Diocese of Oxford to help churches connect with the seasons and traditional farming festivals, and explore key food related themes. Find out more.

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Help Write Oxford’s Good Food Charter

Help Write Oxford’s Good Food Charter

From the Good Food Oxford (Sustainable Food Network): “Are you interested in the future of food in Oxford? Good Food Oxford, the city’s new sustainable food network, is putting together a vision for a food system that is fair, healthy, sustainable… and tasty! The Oxford Good Food Charter will be launched during Low Carbon Oxford’s week […]

Good Food South Oxfordshire Workshop

Good Food South Oxfordshire Workshop

A workshop for producers, suppliers, food buyers, consumers and organisational representatives keen to grow an exciting new food project for South Oxfordshire. Date: Thursday 6th March 2014 Time: either 2.00 – 4.30pm or 5.30 – 8.00 pm Venue: Fison Barn, Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham, Oxfordshire, OX14 4QZ We will explore participants’ vision for a practical project in […]

Plough Wednesday 2014

Plough Wednesday 2014

PLOUGH WEDNESDAY 2014 January 15th 2014 10am – 4pm at SADDLEBACK FARM SHOP – BERKSHIRE An opportunity to join with others in the Diocese of Oxford to learn about rural and agricultural issues. Organized by the Diocesan Rural Team. Details below: Poster: Plough Wednesday 2014.pdf

Reflection on the Theology of Food

Reflection on the Theology of Food

At a recent Earthing Faith gathering Liz Baker, Director & Community Leader at The Well at Willen, shared a reflection on the Theology of Food: Sleeping with bread’ here is a story from this rather lovely book by Denis, Shelia and Matthew Linn: “During the bombing raids of World War II, thousands of children were […]

Autumn Guide – Harvest

Autumn Guide – Harvest

The last of our Food Matters seasonal guides includes ways in which you and your church can make the celebrate a Harvest thanksgiving with your community, a reflection on Harvest from a farmer’s perspective, a look at the question of food banks and how we address food poverty in the UK, and prayers for a […]

Beyond Foodbanks – Wed 25th Sept

Beyond Foodbanks – Wed 25th Sept

‘Beyond Foodbanks’ is part of a series of Justice Forums in the Diocese of Oxford. Working in partnership with Church Action on Poverty we are hosting one of their national round table events entitled ‘Beyond Foodbanks’. There has been an explosion of food poverty in the UK in recent rimes, caused by changes to the […]