On your marks.. Church school children get a taste of triathlon

IT was an exciting morning for children from Standlake CE Primary School children when they got to take part in a charity triathlon.

Happy Father’s Day from PACT

FOR 54 dads who have adopted children through Parents And Children Together (PACT) over the last year Father’s Day on Sunday (17th June) will be extra special.

Oxford Winter Night Shelter declared a huge success

THE first Oxford Winter Night Shelter has been declared a huge success. The shelter involved seven city churches which each opened their doors to the homeless one night a week for 89 days.

Second school governor conference at the River and Rowing Museum


THE second annual diocesan School Governor’s Conference takes place at the Henley River and Rowing Museum next month. Speakers will include Sarah Hubbard from HMI, Jane Martin, psychologist and Mark A’ Bear from NLG. The evening will also see governors who have completed the two-year Excellence in Governance programme presented with plaques. The conference takes

Make Lunch scheme set to combat holiday hunger in Reading

WHEN one mum told school family worker Carol Atkins that she had just £15 a week to live on during the summer holidays, she knew something had to be done.

Services of Remembrance: commemorating the Armistice in November 1918

TWO services for this commemoration are available and can be used or adapted freely, as long as the copyright details are included. They are prepared by Joan van Emden, whose 2014 services to commemorate the outbreak of war were widely used. The new services again include quotations from veterans of the Great War, using the

Spirituality ‘for the long haul’

“YOU can’t give what you haven’t got.” That was the message from James Catford, former Chief Executive of Bible Society and Chair of Renovarè Britain and Ireland during a day on Spiritual Formation at Ripon College, Cuddesdon, in Oxfordshire.

Amazing opportunity to step back in time to Newton’s Olney


MORE than 1,000 school pupils from Milton Keynes, Olney and Bedford happily abandoned their classrooms for a fun-filled day in Olney.

Drivers urged to join the effort against modern slavery in hand car washes

DRIVERS are urged to join an unprecedented national campaign to help eradicate modern slavery in hand-car washes.

Flanders Field – a festival of remembrance.


FLANDERS field is a festival of remembrance set to take place in Tilehurst in Berkshire, next month.