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.
A most sincere “thank you” to all those who recently supported the foodbank by donating items in the Harvest services held by Brimpton School and the Church and, of course, to those who fill the box in the church on a regular basis through the year.
Although the “harvest time” donations help enormously to keep the foodbank stocked, the following items are still urgently needed:
Washing powder; fruit juice (long life); biscuits; toilet rolls; sponge puddings; tinned fruit; custard; tinned vegetables; rice pudding.
Low on stock are: razors; instant mash.
Any donation of the above would be very much appreciated. N.B. The donations box remains sited on the side pews by the vestry at the front of St Peter’s Church for the time being. Any queries please contact Deborah Fry (971 3603). Many thanks.
Notes for your diary:
including 2 minutes’ silence
BRIMPTON, ST PETER’S
Sunday 11th November
Meet at the WAR MEMORIAL 10.45 a.m.
Refreshments in church after the service
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|