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.

Prayer – A small and completely confidential group meets every month to hold those in need in prayer. If there is someone or something you would like us to support through pray do let us know

For more information contact Revd Pat Bhutta: 0118 971 0124, email .

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Dwelling in the Word

A chance to simply listen to a passage from the Bible, in quiet and peaceful contemplation

20th September

at 2:00pm for less than an hour

No need to book, just turn up

at The Vicarage, Birds Lane, Midgham, RG7 5UL

‘Dwelling in the Word’ is a monthly group for the benefice and open to all.

Come and join us for
Messy ChurchMessy Church
A way of being church but not as you know it: Fun, crafts, story, celebration time and refreshments
Time 3.30—5 pm
Place Woolhampton Primary School, RG7 5TB
Suitable for all ages—children to be accompanied
No need to book—just turn up
Contact Cara Smart,
Chat, play, singing and a Bible story!
We warmly invite you to come along to our group for babies, toddlers and their carers.
10:00AM – 11:00AM

tea and cake 

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

Next dates: 7th September and 5th October

For more information or if you need transport :

Tel: Pat Bhutta 0118 971 0124 email:

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:

  Beenham: August 2017
  Brimpton: September, October, November 2017
  Woolhampton: December 2017, January, February 2018
  Aldermaston: March, April, May 2018
  Beenham: June, July, August 2018

All welcome.

Bell ringing

bell ringing activities

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.




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i believe creed

Home Groups this autumn

Have you ever wondered what the creeds are and what their words mean? Where did they come from, how did they end up in our worship and why do we say the words together?

Home groups will be exploring this in six fortnightly sessions using the Pilgrim Course, beginning on 12th September, at a choice of days and places. All welcome:

Beenham at 7.30pm on Tuesdays at the Community Room in Beenham Primary School, RG7 5NN – First meeting 12th September

Aldermaston 7.30pm on Wednesdays at Kiln House, The Street, Aldermaston, RG7 4LN – First meeting 13th September (please note the 11th October will be at Cedars School)

Woolhampton at 2.30pm on Friday at 5 Orchard Close, Woolhampton, RG7 5SD – First meeting 15th September

All are welcome – just turn up.

For further information about the course and/or venues please contact:

Pat Bhutta – 0118 971 0124 or email