Lee Abbey

Lee Abbey

At the beginning of July, Sr Stella and Sr Elizabeth Jane went down to Lee Abbey in North Devon for a Conference of Anglican Religious Communities.  The location was stunning as you can see from the photo, and the weather was beautiful sunshine and blue skies. The...
Embroidery Workshop

Embroidery Workshop

Fabrics, threads, various oddments of cords, buttons, frames and weaving equipment. All suitable for enthusiastic crafts people. All at clearence prices. 10.00 – 12.30pm 15 June 2018 At All Saints workshop, St Mary’s Convent, Wantage For further...
Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong

On Sunday 4 June, on the Feast of Pentecost, the Church Choir of the Parish Church of St Peter & Paul, Wantage will be singing Choral Evensong at 4.0pm in St Mary’s Chapel here at the Convent, followed by a simple tea. Please let Reception know if you are...
Educational partnership blessed by the Bishop of Oxford

Educational partnership blessed by the Bishop of Oxford

The Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Revd Steven Croft has today (Thursday 25 May) blessed a new partnership between the Community of St Mary the Virgin (CSMV) at Wantage and the Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust (ODST). At a ceremony in CSMV’s St Mary Magdalene Chapel,...
Prayer through Clay

Prayer through Clay

  We were delighted recently to welcome Mary Penley to lead a “Prayer through Clay” Quiet Day here at the Convent.  The Quiet Room on the Guest Wing provided a very prayerful space where participants could  explore how the expressive medium of clay could...
Convent Offers School Trust a New Base

Convent Offers School Trust a New Base

The Community of St Mary the Virgin (CSMV), Wantage are looking forward to welcoming the staff of the Vale Academy Trust (VAT) to a new office base on their Convent site on Denchworth Road later this summer. The VAT’s growing central team currently supports and works...