WINNERSH now has a new parish – and a new parish priest.
In anticipation of a new housing development, the Church of England has created the parish from the churches of St Catherine’s, Bear Wood Church and St Mary’s Church.
The priest in charge is the Revd Samuel Denyer, who will move to the parish from Cornwall where he was overseeing six rural parishes.
He is married and has four children.
“I’m looking forward to working with the people of
the parish and excited about building up Christian worship and witness in the community of Winnersh,” he told The Wokingham Times.