Latest news and events

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

Choral Evensong: 5th May

Our Paschal Candle was painted by our Japanese Alongsider – Manna – who has now returned home. You are most welcome to be with us for Choral Evensong sung by Wantage Parish Church Choir on Sunday 5th May at 4.00pm in St Mary’s Chapel. Do stay for tea & cake... read more


The Sisters thank all who sent us cards and greetings for the celebration of Easter, and who continue to pray for us. read more

Sister Catherine Naomi – RIP

We give great thanks for Sr Catherine Naomi’s strong spirit of courtesy, humour, gentleness and direct interest in others that has been an inspiration. There is a clear recent memory amongst us of the last time that Sister was wheeled into Chapel for the Eucharist.... read more

Supporters get first look at building work

Canon Rita Ball (Oblates) and Sue Sowden (Associates) joined the Trustees of CSMV on a site visit to the building works at St Mary’s Convent recently. Accompanied by Sister Stella, Estates Manager Simon Bunyard, Chair of Trustees Alastair Hunter and Trustee... read more