These happen once a month in Aldermaston, Beenham, Midgham and Woolhampton, and are especially designed to include children and young people. It contains all the usual features of a church service – songs, a Bible reading, prayers, a talk – but is tailored to the needs of an all-age congregation. 'Anniversary candles' are shared as part of the worship and those who have been baptised in the church are invited to celebrate their baptism anniversary.
Family Communion with children's activities
Aldermaston and Beenham have a slightly shorter, family-friendly communion, where children can go and do fun activities based on the Gospel story. The Aldermaston service is at Cedars School (Church Rd, Aldermaston, RG7 4LR) for this so that we have a separate space for the children. The dates are:
9th September - Beenham, 9:15am
16th September - Aldermaston, 11:00am
14th October - Beenham, 9:15am
21st October - Aldermaston, 11:00am
Messy Church takes place bi-monthly on a Saturday at Woolhampton Primary School for the whole benefice.
Noah’s Ark gathers pre-schoolers together on the first Friday of the month from 10:00 to 11:00am at Aldermaston Parish Hall – and also at Midgham Church from 10:00 to 11:00am on the third Wednesday of the month – for play, a story and singing. See the panels on this page for further information.
We have especially strong links with our three church schools and are actively involved in the governing bodies as well as our clergy taking part in school assemblies, RE and visits to our churches.
For more details about our church schools visit their websites:
Other schools in the benefice with which we have close links are:
Our children’s work across our five parishes is co-ordinated by Cara Smart who can be contacted by email for more information about any services or activities.
Chat, play, singing and a Bible story!
10:00AM – 11:00AM
MIDGHAM CHURCH, SCHOOL HILL, RG7 5UW
Up the hill from the Coach and Horses pub