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The churches of Beech Hill, Shinfield, Spencers Wood & Swallowfield serving the community
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The churches of  Beech Hill,  Shinfield,  Spencers Wood  &  Swallowfield serving the community
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The churches of
Beech Hill,
Shinfield,
Spencers Wood
& Swallowfield

serving the community

The four churches that make up the Loddon Reach Benefice team are St Mary the Virgin in Beech Hill, St Mary in Shinfield, St Michael & All Angels in Spencers Wood and All Saints in Swallowfield.

All four church buildings have their own unique history and character, Shinfield church originating in 1069, Swallowfield going back some 700 years, with Beech Hill and Spencers Wood being more contemporary by comparison, built in the 19th and 20th centuries respectively.

Regardless of history and architecture, each congregation offers a warmth of welcome that reflects their own distinctive personality, as they share the love of God in their parish communities. In our common humanity, and our understanding of how to approach God through worship, we’re all delightfully different. Indeed, it would be rather odd and not a little boring, if we were all the same. Therefore, one of the beauties and benefits of the benefice is that we offer a variety of services for new-comers to choose from. Recent new arrivals have done the circuit of our churches before settling down in the church that most closely corresponds to their spirituality. If you’re new to the area why not employ the same strategy?

Just as you will have explored different possibilities before deciding on your new home, it makes some sense to have a look around the local churches before deciding on your new spiritual home. And if you’ve lived here for some time, and are having thoughts about connecting or re-connecting with church, the same approach might be helpful to you, too.

St Mary

Church Lane, Shinfield
RG2 9BY

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Church Opening Times

St Mary's is open every day for visiting and private prayer:

10.00am to 4.00pm

St Mary the Virgin

Beech Hill Road, Beech Hill
RG7 2BB

st mary the virgin beech hill

Church Opening Times

Monday to Friday
8.30am to 6.00pm
Saturday
9.00am to 1.00pm
and for Sunday services

St Michael & All Angels

Basingstoke Road, Spencers Wood,
RG7 1AP

st michael and all angels spencers wood

Church Opening Times

Monday to Saturday
9.30am to 2.00pm
Sunday 10.00am to 12noon

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