Your Synod needs you

Do you want to have a say in the future of the Diocese? If so, you should stand for Diocesan Synod for the chance to have your say on decisions that affect the diocese. Hear existing members talk about why it’s so important:

The People’s Passion and Roughshod Deliver come to Maidenhead


COME along to St Luke’s in Maidenhead this Saturday evening for an energetic, entertaining show about faith, hope and everything in between.

Church a-spires to connect to the web

CHURCH spires could play a key role in bringing Wi-Fi, broadband and mobile access to rural areas through a new agreement between the Church of England and the Government.

Young people left “buzzing”

THERE was a huge energy from the moment that the young people and their leaders arrived, writes IAN MACDONALD, describing a recent day of listening and reflection involving Bishop Steven and teenagers from across the Diocese of Oxford as part of our common vision process.

Reading, writing, arithmetic and Religious Education

RELIGIOUS Education is regularly in the news. National reports have highlighted the difficulties with RE and religious literacy in wider society writes ANNE ANDREWS.

“Join the Revolution!” “Yes, but which one?”

THE REVD LEIGHTON THOMAS describes how the Order of St Francis was created in a time of depression and revolution in Europe.

God in the Life Of…


The Revd Dr Guy Harrison tells Jo Duckles about his journey from a job as a maintenance man, through to becoming the Head of Spiritual and Pastoral Care, Consultant in Staff Support and Director of the Oxford Centre for Spirituality & Wellbeing (OCSW) within an NHS trust covering five counties and employing 6,300 staff.

Two donkeys and a bishop prepare for Palm Sunday

BUFFY, Solomon and the Rt Revd Andrew Proud, the Bishop of Reading, are preparing for a special journey on Palm Sunday (March 25) when Christians remember Jesus arriving in Jerusalem before Easter.

Your chance to create an icon

IN January 2017, the Cathedral Education Department held an event, dedicated to icons, for adults.

Happy Mother’s Day from PACT

PARENTS And Children Together (PACT) is wishing a very happy Mother’s Day to all the mums who are celebrating this special day after adopting children through the charity. The adoption charity, which supports families across the South East and beyond through outstanding adoption services, award-winning therapeutic support and community projects, would particularly like to thank

Try a taster day at a convent


THE Community of St Mary the Virgin, Wantage, in Oxfordshire is offering the chance for women to come and spend some time with them, to have a taste of the daily life of a Sister.