New Associate Archdeacons ready to help

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As parishes begin to emerge from lockdown and focus once again on our common vision to become a more Christ-like Church, our three Associate Archdeacons are ready to help.

Canon Julie Ramsbottom

Award-winning Berkshire churchyard team joins a national drive for more community gardens

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A national scheme to create community gardens using the world’s most famous Bible verses has enlisted the help of an award-winning Berkshire church that prides itself on its idyllic outside space.

St James, Leckhampstead.

Christmas funding boost for Berkshire church

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A rural Berkshire church will be celebrating this Christmas as the National Churches Trust has confirmed a grant of £15,000.

Calmer classrooms with the Contemplative Toolkit

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The noise of the classroom quietens down within minutes as children become still and calm during a series of new contemplative practices being piloted across the Diocese of Oxford.

That was what happened at Goring CE Primary School, one of the Church schools taking part in the Contemplative Toolkit pilot. It is one of a suite of similar resources being trialled among youth groups and families and set to launch in 2020.

Olivia Graham consecrated as Bishop of Reading

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The Rt Revd Olivia Graham has been consecrated as the Bishop of Reading at a special service at St Paul’s Cathedral in London.

Minster man named as new Archdeacon of Berkshire

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The Diocese of Oxford is delighted to announce that the Revd Canon Stephen Pullin from Reading Minster is to become the new Archdeacon of Berkshire.

Olivia Graham named Bishop of Reading

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The Queen has approved the appointment of the Venerable Olivia Graham, the Archdeacon of Berkshire, as the next Bishop of Reading.