26 new Deacons in the Oxford Diocese

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TWENTY six new members of the clergy have started serving churches in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. The Bishop of Oxford

Reading’s Chris Russell is the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Advisor for Evangelism and Witness


Archbishop Justin is delighted to announce the appointment of the Revd Canon Chris Russell as his new Advisor for Evangelism

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.