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An Easter sermon from Bishop Olivia

First published on: 3rd April 2024

The following sermon was preached on Easter Sunday at St Luke's, Reading.


Chrism Mass: Celebrating the ministry of the people of God

First published on: 28th March 2024

The Chrism Mass held on Maundy Thursday celebrates the ministry of the whole people of God, espcially those who worship and minister in this diocese of Oxford and invites congregants to reaffirm their commitment to service.


Church pops up to provide a restful place for families

First published on: 14th March 2024

Rest, rejuvenate and replenish your body and soul – that’s the ethos behind the new pop-up children’s café at St Andrew’s, Clewer. 


Friends stitched together to make light quilt

First published on: 8th February 2024

A group of Ducklington church crafters, including asylum seekers living locally, have come together to produce a quilt for Candlemas.


Bishop Olivia announces her retirement

First published on: 31st January 2024

The Bishop of Reading, the Rt Revd Olivia Graham, has announced she will retire later this year.


New Year honours for clergy

First published on: 4th January 2024

Two vicars from the diocese have been recognised for their service to their communities in the King's New Year honours list.


Christmas Day 2023

First published on: 21st December 2023

You can read the Christmas Day sermons from our bishops below, and catch up on the BBC Radio Carol Services with Bishop Olivia and Bishop Gavin via BBC Sounds for Radio Berkshire and Radio Oxford.


Can you help find beds for asylum seekers?

First published on: 7th December 2023

An annual appeal to give a warm bed to the homeless during winter will be extended this year to support asylum seekers in need. 


Reading community alliance will champion local change 

First published on: 4th December 2023

Over 160 people representing 24 local organisations have celebrated the launch of Reading Citizens, a community alliance coming together to influence change in their local area.  


A pause for peace and remembrance

First published on: 10th November 2023

Remembrance Sunday this year will be all the more poignant as we reflect on the conflicts which are claiming the lives of people around the world, most recently in Gaza, Israel and Ukraine.

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