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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, met 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. Next ones 4th Juy and 1st August..
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. Next dates 2nd & 16th July.
St Peter’s Brimpton Coffee morning once a month from 9.15am – 10.45am. All ages welcome, from toddlers to grandparents, chatters to knitters. Next date 10th July (no meeting August)

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. Next service is the 17th July. 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:

Time to Pray

This 30-minute service, which includes prayers for the day and intercessions, takes place on every Thursday – except second Thursdays – at 9.30 at Aldermaston, followed by coffee.

Monthly Benefice Communion

This short, quiet service of Holy Communion (without hymns) takes place on the second Thursday of each month at 9.30 am at St Matthew’s Church, Midgham and will include prayers for all the Benefice. All welcome. 

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

 

Teddy Bear Sleep-In

6th JULY 2019

 

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Enharmonic Concert at St Peter's Woolhampton

 

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On a beautiful, warm evening guests from across the Benefice enjoyed delicious drinks and canapés, provided by Richie Sanderson of The Bladebone, Chapel Row and The Boot, Stanford Dingley in the churchyard of St. Peter’s Woolhampton before the concert. Daniel and Sandra Nicholls and The Enharmonic Choir entertained a church full of people to raise funds for the ‘Inspired’ appeal to repair the spire and restore the bells of the church.

SUMMER FLOWER ARRANGING WORKSHOP

3RD JULY 2019

 

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As part of the ‘InSpired’ fundraising appeal to repair the spire and restore the bells of St. Peter’s Woolhampton, there was a Summer Flower Arranging Workshop held in Douai Pavilion. Lindsey Kitchin of The White Horse Flower Company gave the workshop and Little Park Flowers supplied the flowers. Lindsey made a beautiful hand-tied bouquet and a stunning arrangement. The ladies who attended the workshop then spent a happy time making their own creations.

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HARVEST FESTIVAL
LUNCH and RAFFLE
To celebrate 150th anniversaries of
St Peter’s Church, Brimpton and St Matthew’s Church, Midgham

12:30 Saturday, 5 October 2019
MIDGHAM PARK FARM, MIDGHAM
Tickets adults £8.50 to include drinks
Children £4.00
(children under 12 free)

Tickets available from:

Francine Gibbs: 0118 971 2944,

Brenda Scott: 0118 971 3113
Book early to avoid disappointment

 

HARVEST FESTIVAL
LUNCH and RAFFLE
To celebrate 150th anniversaries of
St Peter’s Church, Brimpton and St Matthew’s Church, Midgham

12:30 Saturday, 5 October 2019
MIDGHAM PARK FARM, MIDGHAM
Tickets adults £8.50 to include drinks
Children £4.00
(children under 12 free)

Tickets available from:

Francine Gibbs: 0118 971 2944,

Brenda Scott: 0118 971 3113
Book early to avoid disappointment

 

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