The Forest School

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A FOREST environment for learning with a difference has earned Westcott CE Primary School the High Sheriff’s Award Certificate.Once a week pupils from a different year group get to swap the classroom for the forest area. There they get to learn how to identify species of plants, insects and animals and carry out work including coppicing, building dens and clearing away brambles.

New chapel for students at Altwood School

STUDENTS, staff, parents, governors and supporters of Altwood CE School joined in a service of blessing and dedication for a new chapel. The service was led by the Revd Jeremy Harris, priest at All Saints, Maidenhead.

‘Hey good looking – welcome to St Mark’s Dot Com’

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THE headline above is the greeting that meets you on the home page of the website of one of Milton

Sounds of Salvation

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A mass setting with a difference should get the congregation’s legs kicking when a Ska band provides the worship at

Bishop John welcomes ‘meaningful milestone’ for Real Easter Egg

THE Bishop of Oxford has welcomed a move by the UK’s biggest supermarkets to stock a Fairtrade chocolate egg containing the Easter message.

Church pledges to help farmers hit by livestock virus and heavy rains

The Diocese of Oxford has pledged its support afresh to the farmers who have been hit by heavy rainfall and a virus that causes deformities in livestock. The Bishop of Dorchester, the Rt Revd Colin Fletcher, has reaffirmed this after 2012 became the second wettest year on record and heavy rain and flooding continued throughout early 2013. In a double whammy for farmers the Schmallenberg virus, which causes deformities in unborn lambs and calves, made a return in January.

Watch Les Miserables to learn of God’s grace and redemption, says priest

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WATCHING three times Academy Award-winner Les Miserables is an ideal way to learn of God’s grace, redemption and mercy, says the priest-in-charge of St Mary the Virgin, Ewelme, in Oxfordshire, where one of the film’s most important scenes was filmed.