Entries by AdmiNS

Bishop of Växjö visits Oxford 2017

Oxford diocese was delighted to welcome Bishop Fredrik Modéus on his first visit to Oxford Diocese in the summer of 2017. Here is a selection of pictures taken during a trip to the Reading Deanery.   The Oxford diocesan web site includes a video of a discussion between Bishops Steven and Fredrik which can be […]

Växjö Priest at Ironstone and St Paul’s Wokingham

Four months in England in 2016 From September to December 2016 I had the opportunity to pay a visit to England.  This is a short summary of my impressions and experiences. During my visit I stayed and participated in the life of the church in two parts of the Church of England Diocese of Oxford.  […]

Växjö’s International Committee Visit

Following hard on the heels of the visit from Oxford to Växjö in early November, on Thursday, 17th November 2016, Åsa Hedman, who chairs Växjö’s International Committee, arrived in Oxford accompanied by five other members of the Committee. They were a mixture of lay-people and clergy, united in their commitment to building bridges across national […]

A Shared Pilgrimage, Voxtorp and Witney

In September 2015 a group from Voxtorp with their Komminister Ulrika Zwaard visited the parish of Witney for a long weekend covering the busy time of the annual Witney Feast.   We shared some walks in the Oxfordshire countryside, and our visitors played a lively part in the Feast programme.  Ulrika preached at the traditional fairground […]

Choir from Jönköping visits Oxford Diocese – again!

Sofia Youth Choir spreads the Lucia atmosphere in England – for the third year! In December 2015 the Sofia Youth Choir travelled to Deddington and Oxford in England.  Deddington, which is part of Oxford Diocese, is Sofia’s twin parish and is the basis of the joint activities  that take place.  During four hectic days the […]

New Cathedral Centre in Växjö

The History of the Cathedral Centre From Guardhouse to Cathedral Centre In the Cathedral Centre we find ourselves in one of the oldest places in the history of Växjö, the Cathedral.  The Sigfrid legend, the diocese and its bishops have contributed to the transformation of medieval ‘Wexio’ into the modern city of Växjö that we […]

Bishop Fredrik Modéus is welcomed to his diocese

Welcome, Bishop Fredrik! Växjö Diocese welcomed its new bishop Fredrik Modéus in a moving and joyful service in Växjö cathedral on 19 April 2015. After a long process with voting, appointment and consecration to the office of bishop, Fredrik Modéus was able for the first time as bishop to meet fellow workers and parishioners in […]

Bishop Fredrik Modéus – Consecration at Uppsala

On 12 April 2015, Fredrik Modéus was consecrated as the 59th bishop of the Diocese of Växjö.  As bishop, his main task is to lead and inspire the church in the diocese. Fredrik Modéus was born in 1964 and has his roots in Jönköping.  He was ordained as a priest for Växjö diocese in 1991. […]

Bishop Jan-Olof Johansson lays down his staff

Consecrated as Bishop of Växjô Diocese in November 2010, only five years from reitrement, Bishop Jan-Olof Johansson was very much aware that his time in office would be short.  Time flies all too quickly and the bishop marked his relinquishment of office at a ‘Staff Laying Down’ (Stavnedläggning) service in Växjô Cathedral on 6 April. When […]