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

serving the community

the somme flower festival 2016There is so much happening in our church – not just on Sundays, but any and all days – take a look below:

Annual events

Themed Flower Festival (the picture left shows an exhibit from The Somme theme in 2016)

Harvest Festival held in the Autumn

The Winter Fayre, run jointly with the Thames Valley Police Community Support Officers

Christmas Tree Festival with over 25 live Christmas trees decorated by different groups from the church and community

Regular activities

Kids club

Lunchtime Music at St Marys March18

Join St Mary's Church Choir

Do you enjoy singing? Why not come and join us? You do not need to be a regular churchgoer.

We are looking to recruit some new members into our enthusiastic four-part choir. We meet on Fridays at 7.30pm in St Mary's Church, Shinfield, and rehearse for about an hour.

An ability to read music is obviously an advantage but it is not necessary. The most important thing is to enjoy singing – and you must have a sense of humour! We are especially looking for tenors, basses and altos.

Please contact Ann Young at or just turn up. You will be made very welcome.

Bell Ringing at St Mary's

St Mary's Ringers are a small group of dedicated ringers who keep the bells ringing for as many main services and special extras as possible.

Collectively, we have a vast range of experience, but the great thing is that ringing can be inclusive of beginners and the experienced alike.

Ringing is a life-time hobby with some well into their late eighties still ringing peals. It keeps you fit!

Anyone who is interested in this very interesting hobby is welcome to join us; just contact .

toddler club

St Mary's Babies & Toddlers

Fridays in term time

9.15am to 11.30am

St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Lane, Shinfield, RG2 9BY

Lots of toys, with painting, playdough, craft and singing.

A great opportunity to relax and make new friends.

Just turn up at the hall

Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/100011907853674/posts/501059123634345/

song time

Song time for babies and toddlers with their carers

At St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Lane Shinfield

SongtimeEvery Tuesday morning in term time

9.30 to 10.00am

* £1 per child * action songs * nursery rhymes * play music * develop rhythm * make friends

tea service cake

The Tea Service

Once a month we have our tea service. This specially for our younger folk. We start with craft activities, followed by action songs, a story and prayer. The children then share tea - sandwiches and cakes made by our lovely team and tea and cake for adults. It’s all very relaxed and friendly with a small slice of chaos! Everyone is very welcome. children of all ages.

tea service

 At St Mary’s Church hall, Shinfield.




Forthcoming Events

SummerConcert July20 2019 Portrait Photo

Celebrating 1069 - 2019 - 950 years at St Marys

Bunting for use on fetes

Reading Phoenix Choir

Celebrating their Golden Anniversary

Friday 5th July St Mary’s Church, Shinfield

Doors open 7.30pm, concert 8.00pm

Tickets £10 Book at https://rpc-50-stmarys. eventbrite.com/?aff=LRM

Or 0118 988 5923


Saturday 6th July 5.00pm onward

at the Magpie & Parrot

with entertainment and barn dance

Numbers limited so book early

Tickets: £10, 5-16 years £5, under-5s free

Vegetarian option available

Book at https://950-hog-roast.eventbrite.com/?aff=LRM

or 0118 988 5923

Celebrating 1069 - 2019 - 950 Years at St Marys

Your Community Needs YOU!

An opportunity to bring your crazy ideas.

Are you mad enough to come?


Saturday 13th July 2-4pm

St Mary’s Church Hall, Shinfield

Open to all ages

Further information in the July magazine

1069 to 2019 950 years at St Marys


St Mary's Church, Shinfield

shinfield choir

SUNDAY 7th July 2019

at 3.30pm

Sung by Hereford Cathedral Choir

Bishop of Buckingham preaching


Please come and join us

St Mary's Summer Fete

Saturday 29th June 2019

12 Noon to 4.00pm

Shinfield School Green

 Cartoon Dog

Dog Show for Waggiest Tail, Cutest Face and Best Groomed starts at 12.15pm

(Entry form in June 19 Loddon Reach Magazine)

The Tadley Brass Band

The Medieval Conbat Society

St Mary's Famous Cake Stall

Plant Stall, Tombola and Childrens Entertainer

Craft and Handmade Gift Stalls

Book Stall



St Mary's Church, Church Lane, Shinfield, Reading, RG2 9BY