Latest news and events

Extinction Rebellion arrests touch CSMV

A Vicar from Oxfordshire, the Revd Tim Hewes, was amongst climate activists arrested as part of the recent mass protests in London. Tim, a friend of CSMV, who regularly participates in our worship at St Mary’s Convent, was amongst five protestors from Extinction... read more

Sister Stella re-elected

Sr Stella has been re-elected as Sister in Charge for a further 4 years. She was blessed with her Sisters by our Warden, the Ven Caroline Baston, during the Eucharist for the Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary on 15 August. There was a most supportive group of friends... read more

Organ Recital

JOHN RIDGEWAY, organist at Wantage Parish Church, will be giving a recital on the Spath Organ in St Mary’s Chapel at 3.30pm on Saturday 3rd August. The programme of English Organ Music includes works by Handel, Wesley, Stanley and Smart. Entrance to the Convent... read more

New Bishop of Reading is CSMV Trustee

The Venerable Olivia Graham, the present Archdeacon of Berkshire and a CSMV Trustee, has been named as the new Bishop of Reading. The Bishop of Oxford announced the news during a visit to Ranelagh School in Bracknell, where students had an opportunity to ask Olivia... read more

Welcome arches in position

Heavy lifting equipment was on site at St Mary’s Convent recently to move pre-formed arches into position. The arches are the striking architectural highlight of the new welcome area for the Convent. It’s the first stage of a major refurbishment and build... read more