New Archdeacon of Berkshire


A new Archdeacon of Berkshire has been appointed. She is the Revd Canon Olivia Graham who is currently Parish Development

New Director of Ordinands joins team

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The Revd Dr Amanda Bloor is to join the diocesan team of Directors of Ordinands, leading work in Berkshire (0.6

Wokingham Two Choirs Festival: Pentecost 2013


The Pentecost weekend saw successful new event in the life of Wokingham’s Churches. The Two Choir Festivals brought together the two town centre Churches, All Saints on Wiltshire Road and St Paul’s, on Reading Road, in a feast of music and worship. Both of the churches have a strong choral tradition and welcome singers of all ages.

Land grabs: a personal reflection on Gambella, Western Ethiopia


Ethiopia, a country renowned for its famines, is leasing land to foreign investors for food production, writes Dr Janice Proud.

The Forest School


A FOREST environment for learning with a difference has earned Westcott CE Primary School the High Sheriff’s Award Certificate.Once a week pupils from a different year group get to swap the classroom for the forest area. There they get to learn how to identify species of plants, insects and animals and carry out work including coppicing, building dens and clearing away brambles.