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

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

Toddler Club

Fridays in term time

9.15am to 11.30am

St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Lane, Shinfield

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

A great opportunity to relax and make new friends.

Call Jean Leslie for details (0118 988 8642)

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 and 10.15 to 10.45am

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

tea service cake

Come and join the gang

at our
Benefice Tea Service for children of all ages.

tea service

Next one: 28th January 2018 at 4.30pm in St Mary’s Church, Shinfield.

Forthcoming Events

Shinfield Winter Fayre

12.00pm - 3.30pm

Saturday 24th November

St Mary's Church Hall, Church Lane, Shinfield

christmas tree

  • Farm Animals
  • Cake Stall
  • Craft Stalls
  • Gift Stalls
  • Father Christmas
  • .....and more....

Raising funds for St Mary's Church

Anyone whi is interested in having a stall or making a contribution, please contact Ann Young on

0118 988 2120 or

Music at St Mary's

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Saturday 3rd November 2018

Tania Pratt (Soprano)

" musical theatre/film songs from the early 1900s to the present"

Saturday 1st December 2018

Andrew Gray

with students from the Holt School

At Midday, St Mary's Church, Shinfield

Followed by a light lunch

Retiring collection

Free Entry

Dads & Kids

Give Mum the morning off and spend some quality time with your children. There will be toys, games, paper dart flying and other activities. Plus a bacon sarnie to keep the energy up.

Only £1.50 per family. Children from 0 to 11.

Where: St Mary’s Church Hall

When: Saturday 17th November

Saturday 16th February

Time: 10.00am
to 12 noon

Games Galore!

dads and kids


CelebrateBunting for use on fetesFriday November 16th at 7.30pm

St Mary's Church Shinfield

Come and join us for an evening of

entertainment, laughter and food to

commemorate the centenary of the end

of WW1


Tickets £5 from A Young on 0118 988 2120 or from the Benefice Office


Commemorative mugs and Our Boys books will be on sale


Come and join the gang

at our

Benefice Tea Service

for children of all ages

tea service cake

Next one:

25th November 2018

at 4.30pm

in St Mary's Church. Shinfield

St Mary's Church, Shinfield

kid's club

for 7 to 11 year olds

6pm to 7.30pm every Friday

in the Church Hall on Church Lane


For more information contact

Rev Paul

0118 988 3799


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