I am sure that like me, you were all devastated to hear of the loss of the three people who tragically died last Saturday evening, and of those who were injured following the knife attack in the Gardens.  Our prayers and thoughts are very much with these three people who died and their families, and with all those directly affected by this tragedy.

Please continue to pray for all who have been affected in this tragic incident. We wish  to express our thanks and gratitude to Thames Valley Police and the emergency services who responded so quickly.  Once the Police cordon is lifted, we will re-open St James Church for a limited period each day, especially for those who wish to visit and make a personal prayer. We have arranged for a place of  prayer in the Church, giving the names of the three individuals who lost their lives. Our thanks to  Bishop Philip for his letter of support to our Parish community at this difficult time.

Fr John