Regular activities and groups
Benefice Lent Course: Week 2
Dwelling in Mark’s Gospel
For our Lent course this year we will get together to read out loud all of Mark’s gospel over five weeks. We will use a fresh translation which keeps close to the original Greek of the gospel writer and captures its raw power. You can either sit and listen or, if you enjoy reading out loud, be one of the readers.
During Holy Week there will be the opportunity to hear the whole gospel.
The course will run weekly for five weeks, week two being Tuesday 14th March at 7.30pm in Beenham School and Wednesday 15th March in the at 2.00pm in Aldermaston Parish Hall. No need to book – just turn up.
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
Special Church Services in the Benefice for
Sunday 9 April. In addition to the usual Sunday morning worship on Palm Sunday there is an opportunity to hear the whole of Mark’s Gospel read aloud at 3.30pm in Victory Hall, Beenham (for approximately three hours with an interval)
Monday 10 April, 7.30pm at St Peter’s Woolhampton
A guided reflection based on tableaux depicting scenes from the Holy Week story
Tuesday 11 April, 7.30pm at St Peter’s Brimpton
Wednesday 12 April, 7.30pm at St Mary’s Beenham
Maundy Thursday 13 April, 7.30pm at St Peter’s Woolhampton
Holy Communion with optional foot washing
Good Friday 14 April, 2pm at St Mary’s Beenham
The Last Hour
Easter Sunday 16 April
Family Communion in all churches across the benefice (except St Nicholas’ Wasing) at the usual times.