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Community pull together to create green space

First published on: 17th July 2024

A project to revitalise the gardens at St Paul’s Church in Slough became a whole community effort. The initiative was part of The Wildlife Trust’s Nextdoor Nature programme, which drew in people from all walks of life, to recreate the garden as a more wildlife-friendly space. 


Newbury church to become Net Zero Carbon Champion

First published on: 17th July 2024

St John the Evangelist Church is one of more than 100 churches across England to take part in multi-million pound project. The Net Zero Carbon Demonstrator church project, with £5.2million funding, is part of The Church of England’s Net Zero Programme.


Green space becomes colourful retreat

First published on: 3rd July 2024

A healing garden created at the side of a church has attracted pollinators and increased biodiversity in St Luke with St Bartholomew, Reading.


New deacons ordained at Christ Church Cathedral

First published on: 3rd July 2024

Celebrations took place this weekend as 15 deacons were ordained at Christ Church Cathedral.


Nineteen deacons ordained priest

First published on: 25th June 2024

Nineteen deacons were ordained priests at four services across the diocese this weekend. Services were held at Dorchester Abbey, St Mary’s Amersham, St Giles Church Oxford and Reading Minster.


50th Gold Eco Church awarded in Reading

First published on: 20th June 2024

St John and St Stephen's church has been named as the 50th Gold Eco Church by A Rocha.


Encouraging and inspiring youth faith

First published on: 8th May 2024

A youth worker in a Reading parish is having a significant impact in the lives of young people attending church and is reaching into the wider community, supporting knife crime prevention projects.


'God kept tugging at my sleeve' - Joan's story

First published on: 2nd May 2024

Working at the Taizé Community in France in her mid-20s started Joan's journey to being part of the first cohort of women to be ordained priest in 1994. 


Citizens alliance takes aim at housing, inclusion and safety

First published on: 25th April 2024

Continuing with their pledge to ‘make Oxford a better place for everyone’, Thames Valley Citizens have kick-started their campaign by focussing on housing justice, inclusive jobs and the safety of women and girls. 


The Revd Canon Richard Lamey takes on mission and ministry

First published on: 16th April 2024

The Revd Canon Richard Lamey, Rector of St Paul's in Wokingham and Area Dean for Sonning, has been announced as the Director of Mission and Ministry in the Diocese of Norwich.

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