The Rt. Revd Olivia Graham, Bishop of Reading, speaks at vigil for Reading school boy


The Rt. Revd Olivia Graham spoke at the vigil of murdered Reading school boy, Oliver Stephens, joining the local community to support Olly’s family and calling for kindness and hope in the midst of the darkness.

Rachael and Stephen Johnson host Little Seekers

Little Seekers – Online Preschool for Faith-Building Fun


Sunninghill and South Ascot parish have set up Little Seekers, a wonderful new online preschool group focused on fun and faith.

New resources launched

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God calls us even in the midst of this crisis to find our voice again as disciples and as a Church. This not for our own sake but for the sake of our nation and the world and the communities we serve.

A helpful clarification…

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A number of commentators on social media have said that the core message of a film by the Bishop of Reading is pantheistic or panentheistic.

Environmentally-friendly electric car for Bishop Olivia

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The Bishop of Reading, the Rt Revd Olivia Graham, is the latest bishop in the Diocese of Oxford to move to an environmentally-friendly electric car.

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


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.