Can healing happen today?

The bible is packed with stories of Jesus and His disciples healing people. But that was 2,000 years ago. What about today? Can it happen here in the 21st century? Some Christians believe that it can – and they’re inviting you to join them at the School of Supernatural Evangelism (SSE) to find out more.…

Two careful owners

Kim Barkins was fortunate enough to find the car of his dreams 17 years ago when he saw the Armstrong Siddeley Whitley 18 hp in a garage in Brightwell cum Sotwell. The car at that time had had one careful owner, Stanley Maciak. For most of its life the Whiley has been kept under lock…

Roof destroyed by fire at All Saints Church in the parish of Fleet

Five fire crews from Hampshire Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service  were called at a blaze at All Saints Church in the heart of Fleet today (Monday June 22).  A spokesperson for All Saints said: “The fire started late in the afternoon and a ballet class in the Fleet Parish Community Centre was evacuated at 5;40pm. “Hampshire Fire…

Rural charity make friends in the local community

Living in beautiful countryside and villages are some peoples idea of dream come true, but the reality can be hard. In 2010 the charity Together in Mission (TiM) conducted a social audit in West Berkshire/North Hampshire which highlighted a number of problems. One of the bigger issues was the concern that a growing number of…

Darren’s marathon run to help children in Nicaragua

Darren Allwright has a huge heart and he is trying to fit 400 million children who are living in poverty into it. He knows that he can’t help them all but he is helping children in Nicaragua, Central America. Darren and his wife Rachel sponsor two children there through the charity Compassion UK. “Rachel and…

Fire fighter charity car wash

Wokingham Fire Station hosted a charity car wash on Saturday April 25. The annual event was to raise monies for the Fire Fighter’s Charity which looks after the welfare of serving and ex-fire fighters across the UK. Fire fighter Ross Burton said: “We raised just under £1,000 on the day which is a fantastic effort…

‘Walking in her shoes’ – Bishop of Reading shares burden of Ethiopian women

The Bishop of Reading Andrew Proud will be donned his sandals and hoisted a bundle of firewood as he walked through the shopping centre of Reading in the shoes of Ethiopian women living in poverty ahead of this year’s Christian Aid Week (May 10-16, 2015). Bishop Andrew is joining Christian Aid in asking the British…

John Connolly author of A Song of Shadows visits Reading

John Connolly, author of the Charlie Parker series of thriller novels was in Reading on April 14 to meet his fans and sign books at Waterstones. A Song of Shadows is the 14th book in the series. “Actually the 13th story was a little novella kind of thing, just to avoid superstition.” he laughed. “I’m…

American fantasy author Peter V Brett was in Reading on Friday April 10 signing his latest book ‘The Skull

Throne’, fourth book in the ‘Demon Cycle’ series. The Demon Cycle books take the reading into an alternative universe filled with darkness, demons and of course, heroes. “The first book that I read that didn’t have any pictures in it was the Hobbit.” Peter said. “Sometimes I wonder if I had picked up Sherlock Holmes or…