Regular activities and groups
Spiritual and Pastoral Care in the Benefice
Do you feel a spiritual hole which needs filling in your life? Would you appreciate the chance to chat informally over a cup of tea and cake? In addition to services at our village churches on Sunday, our benefice offers:
St Matthew’s Café – an informal gathering with tea and cakes and a story on the first Thursday of the month at St Matthew’s Midgham between 3.00 and 4.30 pm.
Communion Service – a quiet service at Watermill Court at 3.30pm on the third Wednesday of every month followed by tea and cake.
Personal visits to your home to celebrate a home communion or simply chat.
Dwelling in the Word
Deep listening to the scriptures, silence and contemplation...
‘Dwelling in the Word’ is a monthly group for the benefice and open to all.
Based on the ancient practice known as Lectio Divinia this is not a Bible study or discussion group but an opportunity to enjoy an hour’s stillness and silent reflection inspired by listening to the Bible.
At Aldermaston Rectory RG7 4LX
Wednesdays 26th April, 24th May, 21st June at 2pm for less than an hour.
NOTE: on 22nd March there is no meeting at the Rectory as we will be dwelling in Mark's Gospel at Aldermaston Parish Hall as part of the Lent course.
No need to book, just turn up.
14TH APRIL - Good Friday Messy Church in St Mary's, Aldermaston
No need to book—just turn up
Contact Pat Bhutta—0118 971 0124,
Chat, play, singing and a Bible story!
ALDERMASTON PARISH HALL
10:00AM – 11:00AM
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 :
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|
St Mary's Aldermaston: Every Thursday at 8:00 pm (except Holy Week)
We are a friendly band with various numbers of years of ringing behind us – you will be most welcome to come along.
St Mary's Beenham: Every Tuesday at 8:00 pm
Please feel free to join us any Tuesday night to learn more about bell ringing. For further info Tel 0118 971 4446.
UPCOMING BENEFICE EVENTS
FOR PARISH EVENTS SEE CHURCH PAGES
Mental Health Awareness
“Pull your socks up”, “Smile it may never happen”...
I wonder if you have heard these words and an already grey day has got darker. Mental health is so vital to all our well-being but so little understood and talked about. 2017 is the Year of Mental Health and in the Benefice we will be working on raising awareness and reducing the stigma around mental health.
On 15th June, at 7.30 pm, there will be the opportunity to learn more about mental health, dispel our fears and prejudices and think about how we can support each other better, and enjoy a slice of cake and cup of tea/coffee together.
More details to follow.