Regular activities and groups
Spiritual and Pastoral Care in the Benefice
Do you feel a spiritual hole which needs filling in your life? Would you appreciate the chance to chat informally over a cup of tea and cake? In addition to services at our village churches on Sunday, our benefice offers:
St Matthew’s Café is an informal gathering with tea and cakes and a story on the first Thursday of the month at St Matthew’s Midgham between 3.00 and 4.30 pm. Next ones: 6th September and 4th October.
Communion Service – a quiet service at Watermill Court at 3.30pm on the third Wednesday of every month followed by tea and cake. Next ones: 15th August and 19th September. Phone Pat Bhutta (see below) for details of venue.
Prayer – A small and completely confidential group meets every month to hold those in need in prayer. If there is someone or something you would like us to support through prayer, do let us know.
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.
Chat, play, singing and a Bible story!
ALDERMASTON PARISH HALL
(EXCLUDING APRIL) 10:00AM – 11:00AM
4th May, 1st June, 6th July
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.
Dear Dementia: “its time I found out more about you”
Would you like to find out more about what it is like to live with dementia and how you can help someone with dementia?
Come to a Dementia Friends Information Session.
Date – Tuesday 20th September 2018
Time – 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm
Place – Aldermaston Parish Hall, RG7 4LW
For more information contact Revd Pat Bhutta.
Benefice Quiet Day
Saturday 20th October
10:00am – 3:00pm
at The Fisher Room,
St Mark’s Church, Cold Ash Hill
Cold Ash, RG18 9PT
PLEASE BRING A PACKED LUNCH. DRINKS WILL BE PROVIDED.
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|
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.