Welcome to St Peter's Church, Brimpton
St Peter's Brimpton sits at the top of the hill in the centre of the village. The village war memorial marks the start of the gravel track that leads to the church and the footpath that starts in the church’s car park is popular with walkers. There are extensive views from the churchyard across to Kingsclere and a ‘Nectar Garden’ is currently being created in the grounds to attract wildlife. It is believed that there has been a church on the site since Norman times. The current building dates from 1868, click here for more information on the church's history.
We are a friendly church and you will receive a warm welcome. We have a carpeted area with child sized furniture and books, drawing equipment and babies' toys, which parents and children can make use of during any service.
Our services generally follow a regular pattern with two services a month: the first Sunday of the month is 9.15am Holy Communion, the third Sunday of the month is 10:45am Morning Worship – a service of about 45 minutes. Both services are followed by refreshments. You can find more information about the form of these services here. Where there is a fifth Sunday in a month services rotate around the benefice.
The pattern may change on special occasions such as Christmas and Easter. For details of services in St Peter's and throughout the Benefice, click here.
We endeavour to open the church daily from 10am to 4pm. The church offers a place for private prayer or reflection. There is a prayer request book at the back of the church and all requests are offered to God during the Sunday service.
St Peter'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 contact details while we have no Rector, please click here.
Supporting West Berks foodbank
The foodbank is a project founded by local churches and community groups, with substantial support from Greenham Common Trust, working together towards relieving hunger in our local area.
foodbank 2017-18 Annual Report
The foodbank has now completed its financial year running from 31st March 2017 to the 1st April 2018 and in that time period we have fed 2,768 people (1,759 adults, 1,009 children); this is a significant increase from the previous year. These numbers do not include the families we supported through Family Support Workers at local schools; the Hungry Holiday pilot project ran during parts of the school holidays.
St Peter's Church has helped to feed some of these people by providing 409.9kg of food and toiletries during this time period and we are enormously grateful for your sustained support. We truly could not offer the level of support that we do without generous people like you.
The foodbank thinks that no one in the community should have to face going hungry. That’s why three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred in crisis. They are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
The latest update from the foodbank lists the following items that are urgently needed:
Tinned fruit; rice pudding (tins); custard (tins/cartons); coffee; fruit juice (long life).
Low on stock are: sponge puddings.
Any donation of the above would be very much appreciated. The collections box is sited at the back of St Peter’s church, Brimpton. Any queries please contact Deborah Fry (971 3603). Many thanks.
Notes for your diary:
8th September 2018
Brimpton Village Hall
Tickets £10.00 per head to include
fish and chip supper
Teams maximum of six people
Bar and Raffle
‘We plough the fields and scatter...’
‘Songs of Praise to Celebrate Harvest Festival’
St Peter’s Church Brimpton
Sunday 7 October, 11:00
Followed by ladle and loaf lunch
All ages welcome
Harvest offerings for Trussell Trust
whose vision is ‘To end hunger and poverty in the UK’
|Tinned/carton custard||Tinned meat|
|Pasta sauces||Tinned fruit|
|Rice pudding (tinned)||Tea/instant coffee|
|Tinned vegetables||Washing up liquid|
Monthly Benefice Communion
This short, quiet service of Holy Communion (without hymns) takes place on the second Thursday of each month at 11.30am at St Matthew’s Church, Midgham and will include prayers for all the Benefice. All welcome. Please note the change to the second Thursday from 2018.
Weekly Benefice Prayers
This 30-minute service, which includes the readings for the coming Sunday, a Psalm and intercessions, takes place on every Thursday – except second Thursdays – at 11:30am and moves around the Benefice as follows:
|Aldermaston:||March, April, May|
|Beenham:||June, July, August|
|Brimpton:||September, October, November|