Diocese of Oxford

Diocese Of Oxford

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Description:
The Diocese of Oxford forms part of the Province of Canterbury in England.

History

The Diocese of Oxford was created in 1541 out of part of the Diocese of Lincoln.

In 1836 the Archdeaconry of Berkshire was transferred from the Diocese of Salisbury to Oxford. This comprises the county of Berkshire and parts of Wiltshire.

In 1837 the County of Buckingham was similarly transferred from the then Diocese of Lincoln, to become the Archdeaconry of Buckingham, although this annexation did not take effect until 1845.

Current extent

Counties

The Diocese now covers the counties of and has

Episcopal Areas

The diocese is divided into three Episcopal Areas corresponding to its Archdeaconries. The Bishop of Oxford has authority throughout the diocese, but also has primary responsibility for the city and suburbs of Oxford, which are part of the Archdeaconry of Oxford.

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