Latest news and events

Sculpture of Mary and the Christ Child installed

The sculpture of Mary and the Christ Child  by Nicholas Mynheer has arrived, ready to welcome visitors to the Convent. The installation was a skilful operation involving both heavy lifting and absolute precision.   The video telling the story of the installation can... read more

Vespers Recording

Here is a recording of a shortened Eastertide Vespers that we were invited to contribute for the Anglican Religious Communities Zoom conference on Saturday 24th April 2021. It was shared as the evening Office to conclude the conference. Click here for the... read more

Retreats and Quiet Days for visitors to CSMV

The Associates of CSMV welcome those who are interested to join their Retreats and Quiet Days.   The participants will be able to enjoy the newly refurbished facilities at the Convent, which are opening in July. There are many ensuite bedrooms and a new Retreat... 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