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Spiritual and Pastoral Care in the Benefice

Pastoral Care in the Benefice
Would you like to meet up with new people in the villages, meet up for a coffee? If so, please can and join us at one of the following:

St Matthew’s Café is an informal gathering with tea and cakes on the first Thursday of the month at St Matthew’s, Midgham between 3.00 – 4.30pm.

Coffee Club at Rosebourne – everyone is welcome and invited to drop by for a chat, a chance to meet old friends and to make new ones.
1st and 3rd Tuesdays anytime between 10-11.30am.
St Peter’s Brimpton Coffee morning - third Wednesday of the month from 9.15am – 10.45am. All ages welcome, from toddlers to grandparents, chatters to knitters.

Midweek Communion Services
There is a quiet service at Watermill Court at 3.30pm on the third Wednesday of each month followed by tea and cake. Please phone Margaret Davison 01189 712 810 for further details.
St Matthew’s Midgham on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 9.30am for a quiet Communion Service.

Prayer and visits
If you, or someone you care for, would like a member of the team to visit, please do get in touch with our Rector, Rev’d Jane Manley on 0118 9712 891.
‘A Time to Pray’ – we hold an informal prayer service on Thursday mornings at 9.30am. The service lasts for no more than 30 minutes. Please look at the website for the venue. All are warmly welcome to join us.

For more information contact Revd Jane Manley; tel: 0118 971 2891; mail:

Benefice Pastoral Team

Winter with its short days and long dark nights can be time we all need more love and support. The Benefice has a pastoral team made up of both lay and clergy members from our villages who have particular gifts and have also received training in pastoral work.

If you, or someone you care for, would like one of the team to visit, either to receive a home communion or simple chat, please do get in touch with our Pastoral Care Co-ordinator, details below, who will find the best person for you.

Benefice Pastoral Care Co-ordinator - Revd Jane Manley; tel: 0118 971 2891; email:

Bell ringing

bell ringing activities

St Mary's Aldermaston: Every Thursday at 8:00pm (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 8:00pm

Please feel free to join us any Tuesday night to learn more about bell ringing. For further info Tel 0118 971 4446.

Events in and around the Benefice

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