Welcome to St Matthew's Church, Midgham
All Sunday services start at 9.15am. On the 1st Sunday the service is Morning Worship, on the 2nd and 3rd it is Holy Communion and on the 4th Family Service. Services on the 5th Sunday rotate around the Benefice.
The pattern may change on special occasions such as Christmas and Easter. For details of services in St Matthew's and throughout the Benefice, click here.
St Matthew's is the friendly Anglican Church for Midgham Parish. St Matthew's stands on the top of a hill overlooking the Kennet valley. Church services in Midgham date from 1622. From then until 1714 they were performed in a chapel in the park near to the former Midgham House. Mr Benjamin Buck Greene, owner of Midgham House, arranged for construction of the present church which dates from 1869. The architect was John Johnson. The Church is open every day from 9:00am – 4:30pm.
St Matthew's is one of six churches in the Benefice of Aldermaston and Woolhampton. For information about the Benefice, including who's who in the ministry team, Benefice news, services in our other churches, and events and activities, please click here.
If you wish to enquire about the history of the church, genealogy or the churchyard please contact one of the churchwardens. For weddings please contact Samantha Cave, . For all other enquiries please contact Revd Becky Bevan or Revd Pat Bhutta. For all other contact details click here.
Donate to the "Restoration of Midgham Church Organ" Fund
Please help us to raise the £40,000 that we need to restore our historic organ.
Every gift matters to us.
You can donate in the conventional way but we can more than double the value of your gift if you are willing to donate via the Greenham Common Trust “The Good Exchange” website.
This is because the Trust will match your donation AND will recover the tax you have paid on it, via Gift Aid, if you are a UK taxpayer. This is how to do it:
- Go to the website https://thegoodexchange.com
- Select “Donate”
- In the “Search for” box type “Midgham”
- When the results come up select “Restoration of Midgham Church Organ”
- Click on “Donate now” and follow the instructions.
Notes for your diary:
ST MATTHEW’S CAFÉ
Do you fancy some company,
a chance to meet old friends and make new ones,
enjoy a slice of homemade cake and tea,
PLUS share stories, and more...?
PLACE: St Matthew’s Church, Midgham
TIME: 3:00 to 4:30 pm – the first Thursday of each month
For more information or if you need transport :
by Gill Blythman
FRIDAY 31st MARCH at 7pm
Drinks and nibbles from 6.15pm
A varied repertoire of classical and light-hearted pieces
(the concert will last about 45 minutes)
Retiring collection for the organ restoration
Monday 24th April
at Midgham Park Farm
2.00pm to 5.00pm
in aid of St Matthew's Church, Midgham
Tickets: £12.50 each
(Please make cheques out to St Matthew's Church PCC)
Tickets include tea and cakes
Please bring your own bridge table and cards
Monthly Benefice Communion
This short, quiet service of Holy Communion (without hymns) takes place on the fourth Thursday of each month at 11.30am at St Matthew’s Church, Midgham and will include prayers for all the Benefice. All welcome.
Weekly Benefice Prayers
This 30-minute service, which includes the readings for the coming Sunday, a Psalm, and intercessions, takes place every Thursday at 11:30 and moves around the Benefice as follows:
|Aldermaston:||September, October, November 2016|
|Woolhampton:||December 2016, January, February 2017|
|Aldermaston:||March, April, May 2017|
|Beenham:||June, July, August 2017|