CSMV News

Latest news and events

The Merry Organ

The Sisters warmly invite you to an organ recital in St Mary’s Convent Chapel at 3 pm on Saturday 14 December  followed by Tea. The recital entitled “The Merry Organ” will be given by John Ridgway, the organist at Wantage Parish Church. If you would like to come,... read more

Bishop Olivia is consecrated

The Rt Revd Olivia Graham has been consecrated as the Bishop of Reading at a special service at St Paul’s Cathedral in London. Olivia was consecrated alongside the Rt Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin, who was made Bishop of Dover. Olivia, a trustee of CSMV, is the first female... read more

Hand stitched with love

The Cope which the Bishop of Reading Designate will wear at her consecration later this month has been hand-made. Craftswomen working from a studio at St Mary’s Convent, Wantage have been stitching against the clock to get Bishop Olivia Graham’s Cope, Stole and Mitre... read more

New CSMV Wing open and blessed

Travel through the new building and listen to the Blessing Service  Fifty guests gathered recently for the opening and blessing of the first phase of the current building work at St Mary’s Convent, Wantage.  This includes a brand-new entrance and reception... read more

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