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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 2nd May and 6th |June.
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 beginning on the 7th May
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 15th May and 12th June

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 15th May. 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:

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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

 

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Plant Sale 2019

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It is late afternoon on Bank Holiday Monday, two days after the wonderful Plant Sale in the church. I have spent the afternoon in my garden giving new homes to the many plants I purchased at the plant sale on Saturday. My garden now has a dedicated area of plants from the sale which will be a fond reminder to me throughout the year of the kindness and support shown to the church by everyone involved.

£928 was raised on the day and this has since risen to almost £1,000 which is a fantastic amount and will be used for ongoing maintenance to the church.

It never ceases to amaze me how many very kind people willingly give their support to the church in so many ways.
• Sue Rudling and her team of happy workers – you know who you are.
• The 100s of plants that were generously donated that were taken from cuttings of plants from gardens in Brimpton and surrounding areas. This is not something that happens overnight and requires planning, patience and perseverance to keep them alive and thriving until the big day.
• The people who coordinated the wonderful cooks who supplied delicious cakes to have with coffee during the morning and those who helped serve.
• Those who donated the many raffle prizes which helped to boost the takings for the day.
• At of course the public who came and bought plants and raffle tickets and enjoyed friendship over coffee and cake.
A huge thank you from the bottom of my heart, to each and every one of you.

Brenda Scott
Churchwarden

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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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