The Diocese of Oxford is divided into four smaller ‘episcopal Areas’, each overseen by their own Area Bishop.

The Reading Episcopal Area extends from west Berkshire along the M4 corridor to Windsor.

It includes very rural areas and large centres of population such as Reading and Bracknell and with a population of 800,000 is larger than many dioceses in the Church of England.

The deaneries of the Reading Episcopal Area are: Bracknell, Bradfield, Maidenhead & Windsor, Newbury, Reading and Sonning.

Olivia Graham

Olivia Graham

Bishop of Reading
Stephen Pullin

Stephen Pullin

Archdeacon of Berkshire (designate)

Stephen Pullin will continue as assistant Archdeacon of Berkshire until 29 February 2020

Richard Lamey

Richard Lamey

Assistant Archdeacon (designate)

Reading Area

(Click map for deanery staff and churches)


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