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OXFORD: Lots of splendid lots

by Margaret Duggan

HOW much for tea at the vicarage with Ann Widdecombe? Or lunch in the Commons with the Home Secretary, Theresa May? These were among the tempting goodies on offer at a fund-raising auction held at Reading Blue Coat School in aid of the tower of St Andrew’s, Sonning, in Oxford diocese.

The new roof and repair work had cost £54,000, and the total raised by the auction was a magnificent £24,000. The Vicar, the Revd Jamie Taylor (second from right in photo), was ...

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