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Jane Marett retires after 11 years

In December Jane Marett retired from the Bursary after 11 years of service and Naomi Miles joined as the new Bursary Clerk. Jane had been a thread of continuity through much change in the Bursary and the administration of the Convent generally, and her farewell... read more

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