Community Gardening in East Reading

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The community garden on Erleigh Road, in Reading, saw many visitors during the summer and locals have been able to make good use of the garden that is providing a much needed relaxing green space away from the busyness and urbanity of the built up area of East Reading.

Annual Service for Headteachers and Governors


A service of celebration and thanks was held at Dorchester Abbey on Thursday 18 November for headteachers and governors of Church of England schools in the Diocese of Oxford.

Feeding Milton Keynes


The Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft, went to see St Mark’s Meals, a food box service, in action and help pack food parcels for families in need during a visit to the Milton Keynes Deanery.

Salt of the earth in Milton Keynes

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Bishop Steven visits the Milton Keynes Deanery, meeting with lay and ordained church leaders and helping pack boxes at St Mark’s Meals.

Planting new congregations in High Wycombe

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We spoke to the Revd Jonny Dade, Pioneer Minister at St Mary and St George Church, High Wycombe, about the progress of the new congregations church plant project.

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Hope Bereavement Cafe

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The Revd Suzanne Johnson, Curate in the Parish of Taplow, has rallied around her local community to start a new bereavement cafe for families and individuals who have lost loved ones in recent years.

Seven night rough sleep-out in aid of homeless young people

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Mike Sheil from Buckland, Oxfordshire, is undertaking seven nights of ‘rough sleeping’ under a canvas in the seven church yards of his local Parish of Gainfield.

Poverty and inequality report

A new report, Addressing Poverty and Inequality: Supporting churches to love and serve their communities during COVID-19 and beyond, published by the Diocese of Oxford, tells the story of poverty and inequality in a wide range of community and church contexts across the Thames Valley region.