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Encouraging and inspiring youth faith

First published on: 8th May 2024

A youth worker in a Reading parish is having a significant impact in the lives of young people attending church and is reaching into the wider community, supporting knife crime prevention projects.

'God kept tugging at my sleeve' - Joan's story

First published on: 2nd May 2024

Joan Hicks had been a Christian since childhood, but it was whilst living and working at the Taizé Community in France in her mid-20s that she first felt a calling to ordained ministry. This began a journey which ended with Joan being part of the first cohort of women to be ordained priest in 1994. 

Citizens alliance takes aim at housing, inclusion and safety

First published on: 25th April 2024

Continuing with their pledge to ‘make Oxford a better place for everyone’, Thames Valley Citizens have kick-started their campaign by focussing on housing justice, inclusive jobs and the safety of women and girls. 

The Revd Canon Richard Lamey takes on mission and ministry

First published on: 16th April 2024

The Revd Canon Richard Lamey, Rector of St Paul's in Wokingham and Area Dean for Sonning, has been announced as the Director of Mission and Ministry in the Diocese of Norwich.

An Easter sermon from Bishop Olivia

First published on: 3rd April 2024

The following sermon was preached on Easter Sunday at St Luke's, Reading.

Chrism Mass: Celebrating the ministry of the people of God

First published on: 28th March 2024

The Chrism Mass held on Maundy Thursday celebrates the ministry of the whole people of God, espcially those who worship and minister in this diocese of Oxford and invites congregants to reaffirm their commitment to service.

Church pops up to provide a restful place for families

First published on: 14th March 2024

Rest, rejuvenate and replenish your body and soul – that’s the ethos behind the new pop-up children’s café at St Andrew’s, Clewer. 

Friends stitched together to make light quilt

First published on: 8th February 2024

A group of Ducklington church crafters, including asylum seekers living locally, have come together to produce a quilt for Candlemas.

Bishop Olivia announces her retirement

First published on: 31st January 2024

The Bishop of Reading, the Rt Revd Olivia Graham, has announced she will retire later this year.

New Year honours for clergy

First published on: 4th January 2024

Two vicars from the diocese have been recognised for their service to their communities in the King's New Year honours list.

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