Reading

Forbury Gardens, Reading, BerkshireThe 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 BracknellBradfield, Maidenhead & Windsor, Newbury, Reading and Sonning.

The Rt Revd Olivia Graham oversees the area as the Bishop of Reading.

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Olivia Graham

Bishop of Reading

The Rt Revd Olivia Graham became the diocese’s first female bishop when she was consecrated in 2019. Priorities for Bishop Olivia include the climate crisis and the challenges facing young people. 

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Stephen Pullin

Archdeacon of Berkshire

The Ven Stephen Pullin joined the diocese in 2014, serving as Archdeacon from 2020. One of Stephen's priorities is the wellbeing of those who serve in Berkshire.

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Liz Jackson

Associate Archdeacon - Berkshire

The Revd Liz Jackson joined the Berkshire team in 2020. With a passion for social justice, Liz previously worked with homeless people, refugees and asylum seekers.

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Contact the Area Office

Berkshire Area Office
Foxglove House
Love Lane, Donnington
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 2JG

01865 200 741

0118 984 12 16


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