Thornton Coat of Arms / Thornton Family Crest The surname of THORNTON was a locational name 'of Thornton' near Bradford, County York. Also parishes in the diocese of Lincoln, Oxford, Chester and Canterbury. Local names usually denoted where a man held his land, and indicated where he actually lived. Early records of the name mention Beatrice de Thornton, 1202 Yorkshire. Hugh de Thornton, was documented in 1202 in the County of Yorkshire.
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The christ Church is a constituent college of the University of Oxford in England. As well as being a college, Christ Church is also the cathedral church of the diocese of Oxford, namely Christ Church Cathedral. It was traditionally considered the most aristocratic college of its university. Christ Church has produced thirteen British prime ministers, which is equal to the number produced by all 45 other Oxford colleges put together and more than any Cambridge college.
The Church of England's Lichfield Diocese has broken new ground by advertising for a lay or ordained diocesan pastor to connect and support young people online. In addition the Diocese of Oxford has an i-Church initiative.
This short video, made by Paul Matwiy for the Oxford Experience, shows details of Cardinal Wolsey's Great Hall at Chrrst Church. Wolsey built the Hall and Kitchen as part of Cardinal's College. When he fell from grace in 1529 the college became the property of King Henry VIII. Henry re-founded the College in 1546 and appointed the old monastery church as cathedral of the new diocese of Oxford. The Hall is the largest in Oxford and gained fame as the model for Hogwart's Hall in the…
St. Mary the Virgin (Built 1894-1895) was founded as a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of New York in 1868 by the Reverend Thomas McKee Brown. The church’s name and its liturgy followed that of the Oxford Movement, or Anglo-Catholicism, which had devoted followers like John Jacob Astor III. Astor gave three contiguous plots of land for the building of the first church of that name In New York City. The first building was nearby, on West 45th Street, now the site of the Booth Theatre
Jeffrey John is a Church of England priest and the current Dean of St Albans. On 20 May 2003 John's appointment as Bishop of Reading, a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Oxford, was announced. The nomination led to controversy both in the Church of England and the wider Anglican Communion owing to John's long-term relationship (beginning in 1976) with the Revd Grant Holmes (born 1952), also a Church of England priest. In August 2006, John and Holmes entered into a civil partnership.
‘Under performing’ academy schools receive warnings
Academy schools sponsored by respected organisations and prestigious individuals have been ordered to improve urgently or face sanctions. Seven schools were sent “pre-warning” letters about their disappointing performance, and could be removed as sponsors if they do not transform results. They include Oxford Academy, sponsored by the Diocese of Oxford, a school supported by Sir Harry Djanogly, the millionaire textile tycoon, and two schools run by United Learning, a leading academy sponsor.
CHRIST CHURCH@OXFORD UNIVERSITY Christ Church is a unique institution, one of the largest colleges in the University of Oxford and the Cathedral Church for the Diocese of Oxford. It has a world famous Cathedral Choir; scholarly collections of books and art; and is enjoyed by many people as visitors or guests at conferences and Summer schools.