Author Archives: Jean Rae

AN EVENING WITH JIM ALCORN

An open meeting is being arranged in the Parish Centre on February 23rd at 8.00.p.m. The speaker will be Jim Alcorn who is the Co-ordinator of the Bible Study Group on Wednesday evenings. Please come and support Jim if possible. … Continue reading

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“Sing to the Lord a new song”

  The welcome Eucharist for the Rt Revd Steven Croft the Bishop of Oxford on the 5th October in St. Mary’s Church Reading was an extremely special service. The Bishop preached a most challenging sermon with excerpts from Psalm 96. It … Continue reading

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AN EVENING WITH THE REV DAVID JENKINS

Members of the Study and Discussion Group are organising an open meeting in the meeting room in the Parish Centre on 3rd December at 8.00.p.m.We are pleased that the Rev David Jenkins will be coming to give the Christmas message. … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM THE DIOCESE OF OXFORD.

This year is a special year within the Diocese It is the final year of the first five-year phase of the “Living Faith” vision. It is also the year when we are focusing on the future strand “Shaping Confident Collaborative … Continue reading

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We will remember them

This year marks the centenary of the 1914 – 18 war which has been described as the Great War. Parish Churches in the Oxford Diocese are asked to consider opening their doors on the 4th August for quiet reflection and … Continue reading

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AN EVENING WITH MARION MORGAN

An open meeting is being arranged in the Parish Centre at 8.00.p.m. on the 17th July. Marion Morgan will be speaking about her work with the Masiphumulele Project in the Western Cape of South Africa. Marion spends several of our … Continue reading

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TENEBRAE

Following last year’s successful service during Holy Week it has been decided to hold another Tenebrae Service. This will take place on April 17th at 8.00.p.m. in the church. Tenebrae – Latin for shadows or darkness is a Christian service … Continue reading

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MOTHERING SUNDAY

Mothering Sunday is the fourth Sunday of Lent, though sadly the original meaning has been lost. Although nowadays it is often called “Mothers Day” it has no connection with the American festival of that name. Traditionally it was a time … Continue reading

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“WHERE FROM AND WHICH WAY NOW”?

This was the title, which Mark Burton gave to his talk to members of the Study and Discussion Group and friends at a meeting on the 6th March. Mark set the scene by sharing something of his background. He came … Continue reading

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PLEASED TO MEET YOU

It is sometimes difficult to navigate the rather complicated and correct response to a greeting according to books on English etiquette. However, within church circles there are currently a variety of ways, which express a genuine pleasure of encountering another … Continue reading

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