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Celebrating a centenary with a new community facility in Wash Common

ON its 100 year anniversary St George’s Church, Newbury announces the completion of a major overhaul that sees it fit for purpose as a warm and welcoming new community facility At the completion of this latest phase of the George Goes Green project, St George’s Church is now completely refurbished. Fully insulated, with under floor More

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  • Clergy Marriage Retreat

    Bishop John warmly commends an upcoming retreat for married Clergy couples.  Nicky and Sila Lee, authors of The Marriage Course, will be hosting a weekend retreat at Wiston House ( from Friday, November 21st, to Sunday, November 23rd, 2014. Wiston House provides a beautiful, tranquil setting where the guests can enjoy its comfortable surroundings, delicious food and space More

  • The Diocese’s response to the National Society’s Review of Religious Education in Church of England Schools

    Jo Fageant, Principal RE Adviser for the Diocese of Oxford on Making a Difference, the National Society’s review of religious education in Church of England schools. The Oxford Diocesan Board of Education is pleased to receive this report and consider its implications for RE in our schools. Chair of ODBE, the Rt Revd Dr Alan More

  • Flog It! expert Thomas Plant values treasures in Caversham

    Antiques expert Thomas Plant will be helping to make a wonderful noise in St Peter’s Church, Caversham on Saturday, 11 October. The BBC Flog It! star will be valuing antiques, collectables, jewellery and other treasures in the final fundraising push for the Church Organ Appeal. Thomas and valuers from Special Auction Services will give consultations More

  • The Archbishop of Canterbury’s speech on Iraq

    Archbishop Justin Welby spoke in the House of Lords on the Iraq crisis on Friday. The transcript of his speech can be read here. 

  • Thames Path Pilgrimage – the journey continues

    By Steve Jenkins Express trains passing through are an unusual response during morning prayer but it worked for Bishop John and two dozen fellow walkers on stage 7 of the Thames pilgrimage; journeying was the obvious subject of prayers. Thursday, September 25, saw the pilgrims start out after worship on the overbridge at Tilehurst station More

  • A grand time at the Grand Day Out

    See also Information about the day Listen to Bishop John’s sermon AROUND 2,500 people flocked to Oxford for Saturday’s Grand Day Out event, complete with the opportunity to say goodbye to the Bishop of Oxford. The Rt Revd John Pritchard, who retires at the end of October, preached at an open air communion service, was presented More

  • Who baked all the pies?

    by Jo Duckles HOW far would you go to rustle up the perfect pork pie for The Great British Bake Off judge Mary Berry? Volunteer caterers from Shippon in South Oxfordshire were faced with that very dilemma when they were tasked with coming up with a posh picnic for the main speakers at the Grand More

  • Heritage Lottery funding for Hillesden Church

    ALL Saints Church Hillesden, near Buckingham has received initial support of a £250,000 award from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the conservation, repair, development and promotion of the historic building, it was announced today. The project will enable extensive and urgent remedial works to the masonry of the church to be carried out. Crucial as More

  • Wantage and Grove see massive expansion

    A YOUTH worker is to be paid for by housing developers thanks to negotiations led by the Wantage Deanery Synod. The synod’s pastoral committee is working to give a ‘voice to the voiceless’ by calling for community facilities to be included in plans for thousands of new homes in the currently small Oxfordshire town. Father More