Latest news and events

Associates’ Quiet Day For Lent

Three Spiritual Essentials for Real Life A Quiet Day is to be held for Associates and others on Saturday 20th March , 2021, from 11 am to 3.30pm by Zoom .  The Quiet Day Leader is Revd Mary Harwood,  who is a retired priest working in the Ridgeway benefice just... read more

Invitation into a Rhythm of Grace

This Lent,  Discovering Prayer – founded by CSMV oblate Michelle Eyre – is offering a new, free series of audio prayers called Rhythm of Grace.  An invitation to adopt a gentle rhythm of morning and evening prayer, the series includes Ignatian-inspired... read more

Convent in the snow

  Follow this link to see  some recent photographs of our Convent and grounds in the snow set to music by St Hildegard of Bingen: Convent in the snow (“Caritas abundat in omnia” sung by the Lucy Cavendish Singers)  read more

Blessing of the new Warden

On Friday morning,  Rev’d Canon Toby Wright was  Blessed by the Rt Rev’d Olivia Graham, Bishop of Reading, to mark his election as the new Warden of the Community.  Over 80 people from all over the world were able to witness the event live via videolink. ... read more

Restored Virgin & Child returns

We are fortunate to have a wonderful 14th century painting of the Virgin and Child. This year, art conservator Ruth Bubb has, over several months, worked on restoring it, and it now hangs in our new entrance building. Ruth writes here about the painstaking work, which... read more