Baby and Toddler Groups: A place for faith in action

Baby and toddler groups can play a central role in enabling churches to connect with and serve their local communities. They often attract people from a range of ages and backgrounds through offering an easy point of connection (the care of small children) and a warm welcome. These may be people who would not normally

Remembering Dementia

In Holy Week 2017 Joanna Collicutt, Diocesan Advisor for the Spiritual Care of Older People, gave a series of sermons focused on the practice of remembering. Now available online these sermons offer some helpful theological reflections for those living with and supporting those with dementia. On Good Friday we see that it is Jesus who

Rural Life: A place of escape or a struggle with isolation?

Many people think of the countryside as a place of escape, a quieter life, a haven from the rushing nature of daily life.  For other people living and working in a countryside to which they are attached by birth and cultural upbringing, can bring strains and stresses.  The countryside can sometimes be a place of

Sermon for the Service of Ordination of Priests, Reading Minster

Sermon for the Service of Ordination of Priests, Reading Minster, June 24th 2017 Alison Webster, Social Responsibility Advisor, Diocese of Oxford   Readings John 8: 1 – 11 & 2 Corinthians 4: 7 – 12   Creative God, All that we have comes from you And of your own do we give  you. May my

The Big (election) Issue

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The challenge of finding affordable housing is a crucial election issue…