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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 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

Music at St Mary's

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Saturday 6th April 2019

Liquorice Allsorts

 

At Midday, St Mary's Church, Shinfield

Followed by a light lunch

Retiring collection

Free Entry

Dads & Kids Play Group

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

dads and kids

Only £2 per family. Children from 0 to 11.

Where: St Mary’s Church Hall

When: Saturday 23rd March 2019

Saturday  May 11th

Saturday July 13th

Saturday September 14th

Saturday November 16th

Time: 10.00am to 12 noon

Games Galore!

 

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