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Deanery Planning Day

A Brief Report on the Deanery Planning Day: 1.12.18
by Revd Richard Lamey, Area Dean of Sonning

The Deanery Plan has been in construction over the past 18 months or so. After two major conversations at Synod the overall plan was discussed by every PCC and received very positive comments: and then on Saturday the 1st of December 2018 50 people from Deanery Synod and from the PCCs of the Deanery came together in Finchampstead Parish Rooms to turn a plan into a plan of action.
The day was led by John Smith (Deanery Lay Chair), Richard Lamey (Area Dean) and Rhodri Bowen (Parish Development Advisor for the Archdeaconry). Continue reading Deanery Planning Day


Message from BishopAndrew


Leave Brexit aside for a while (oh, how we wish we could) and lean into Advent, with its hope and light, even in the gloom. And as we do – hair brushed, best togs on, ready to receive Him, don’t forget the Prince of Peace is just as likely to come knocking on the kitchen door, where last night’s dirty dishes are still out, and be thankful – he’d rather see us as we really are, anyway.   + Andrew, Bishop of Reading

Living well

Christian Resources for Living Well in the Light of Mortality 
New! Inspirational resources to help ministers and pastoral leaders support conversations on death and dying. Visit this brand new website for a course, workshop, prayer walk, sermon starters, reflection cards, Bible studies and meditations. 

Faculty Rules

Faculty Rules Consultation
If you’re responsible for your church building then there’s an exceptionally important and unique opportunity to share your views on Faculty Jurisdiction Rules. We are preparing a diocesan response but it’s important for parishes to comment individually too. Find out more in the recent DAC newsletter sent to all incumbents and church wardens across the diocese.

Equipping for Life

Equipping for life

Learning for Discipleship and Ministry

For Further information:
Equipping for Life: Learning for Discipleship and Ministry
 provided by the Diocese of Oxford as part of our Local Ministry Programme. For information about the courses for Spring 2019 please see the link below:

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