WELCOME TO LODDON REACH BENEFICE
The churches of Beech Hill, Shinfield, Spencers Wood & Swallowfield serving the community
About Loddon Reach Benefice
A warm welcome to the worshipping community of the Loddon Reach Benefice. We are people across four churches who want to know Jesus Christ’s love and joy and share this in the communities of Shinfield, Spencers Wood, Swallowfield and Beech Hill.
Each of our congregations has a differing style of worship, and much is going on. There is something for everyone in our parishes. We welcome everyone at all stages of life and faith, including those who just want to know more about God. We warmly invite you to join us!
Churches in the Benefice
A Prayer for Ukraine
God of peace and justice,
we pray for the people of Ukraine today.
We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons.
We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow,
that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.
We pray for those with power over war or peace,
for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions.
Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear,
that you would hold and protect them.
We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.
Archbishop Justin Welby
Archbishop Stephen Cottrell
Loddon Reach Benefice Safeguarding Policy
Please click here to see the Safeguarding Policy for each of our churches.
The Church of England is called to share the good news of God’s salvation through Jesus Christ. The life of our communities and institutions is integral to how we address this task. The good news speaks of welcome for all, with a particular regard for those who are most vulnerable, into a community where the value and dignity of every human being is affirmed and those in positions of responsibility and authority are truly trustworthy. Being faithful to our call to share the gospel therefore compels us to take with the utmost seriousness the challenge of preventing abuse from happening and responding well where it has.’
From ‘Promoting a Safer Church’, The Church of England’s Safeguarding Policy Statement