About our services...
Special Church Services in the Benefice for
Holy Week starts on Sunday 25th March with:
Palm Sunday. Special services in four of our churches. Please see Weekly Notes from Sunday 18th March for details.
Monday 26th, 7.30pm at St Peter’s Woolhampton
Tuesday 27th, 7.30pm at St Peter’s Brimpton
Wednesday 28th, 7.30pm at St Mary’s Beenham
Maundy Thursday 29th, 7.30pm at St Matthew's Midgham
Holy Communion with Taizé music
Good Friday 30th, 2pm at St Nicholas' Wasing
A Devotional service with Bishop Andrew
This is a once a month service especially designed to include children and young people. It contains all the usual features of a church service – songs, a Bible reading, prayers, a talk – but each element is tailored to the needs of an all-age congregation. 'Anniversary candles' are shared as part of the worship and those who have been baptised in the church are invited to celebrate the anniversary of their baptism. The whole service lasts around 40 minutes.
There are family services at Aldermaston, Beenham, Midgham and Woolhampton. Please see service listings for further details.
This service is also designed to be especially 'family friendly' and is shorter than our other services of Holy Communion, lasting less than an hour.
This service is slightly more traditional in feel, with hymns and two Bible readings and a sermon. It lasts about an hour.
Holy Communion BCP
This is the Prayer Book communion in the language of the 17th Century. At Aldermaston this is an 8am service without hymns, and at Beenham it is the main service once every other month.
This is a service of hymns, bible readings, prayer and a sermon, usually led by one of our lay-ministers. It does not include communion.
When there is a fifth Sunday in the month all six churches join together for a service of Family Communion. The venue rotates – see monthly listings.
A traditional evening service from the Book of Common Prayer is held three times a year at Wasing.