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PACT’s adoption services rated outstanding for third time

First published on: 25th May 2023

Adoption and support services for adoptive families run by Parents And Children Together (PACT) have been rated outstanding by Ofsted for the third successive inspection.

Funding boost for St James Church

First published on: 3rd May 2023

A Berkshire church is to share in a £351,500 heritage funding boost from the National Churches Trust. 

Church and community projects awarded over £198k

First published on: 27th April 2023

13 parishes, across the Thames Valley, have been awarded grants to support a range of local church and community projects.

Al Jazeera English documentary explores faith and climate

First published on: 21st April 2023

The climate action work of the Church of England in the Thames Valley features in an inspiring new documentary from Al Jazeera English.

Holy Week art in Newbury

First published on: 30th March 2023

St John's Church, Newbury, is embarking on an artistic collaboration with local artists to present a new exhibition for Holy week, With Passion - Sixteen Artistic Meditations on Holy Week and Human Experience.

Bras raise funds for local church

First published on: 23rd March 2023

Local churchgoer in Emmer Green, Wendy Howell, has raised over £1,100 for the church by selling new and second-hand bras. 

The Revd Dr Leonard Onugha

First published on: 22nd March 2023

We are deeply saddened to share the news that the Revd Dr Leonard Onugha, Rector of Finchampstead and California, died at his home on 20 March.

Confirmations and intergenerational church

First published on: 15th March 2023

The Bishop of Reading confirmed 18 teens and adults in services at St James Church, Southlake, and St Mary’s Purley in February.

Fully and truly ourselves

First published on: 8th March 2023

The Revd Laura Wheatley Downs, reflects on ministry as a female priest, her calling to ordination, and the role of women in the church for International Women's Day 2023.

Tree planting in Greenham

First published on: 1st March 2023

Over 300 trees have been planted at St Mary’s Church, in Greenham, Newbury, as part of a project to redevelop the churchyard for the community. 

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