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Friends of St Mary's Winkfield

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St Mary's church, Church Road, Winkfield, Berks, SL4 4SF
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The 'Music and Merriment' Concert on 4/12/21 was a great success - many thanks to the many performers and helpers - and also to a supportive audience that filled St Mary's church in a way not seen for some time!

Does anybody know what happened to the box of undistributed concert programme handouts? Please advise if you know.

The December 2021 Parish Mag is now on line.

Future event flyers are HERE.
The Good Neighbours are in real need of new drivers!

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The Parish website carries details of services around the parish.
Please also join us for a live stream Evening Prayer/Compline service, which takes place at 8:15pm every Thursday evening.
There is now a live stream Morning Prayer service at 9.15 on Tuesdays. (Click the link for details).
There will be no Sunday Zoom services until further notice

Read the current Parish Mag HERE .
The Parish Mag is not currently published on the Web with ads.
You can look at the ads on their own by visiting the Advertisers' page.

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Friday Bible Study Group

See BSG flyer below for Cynthia Lane's new Bible Study Group.

Advent, Sunday 28 November

The first service on November 28, The first Sunday in Advent, was Crafty Church. The story told was all about the Advent Candles and what each one represented. The children once again, took the Bible readings and read the prayers. The activity was 'making. Christmas decorations' for our Christmas Tree Festival later this month. A wonderful collection. The musical contributions were from a Guitar player and Bell Plate ringers an excellent start to the day.

Morning Prayer followed at 11am led by John Kimbell. The voluntary played by Jonathon Holl before the service was Flor Peeters Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme. We thank the guest singers who joined St Mary’s choir for the service. John’s sermon described the Advent Candles and he skilfully wove the carefully chosen hymns and music into the significance of each candle. Jonathan ended the service with a wonderful performance of J. S. Bach’s Fugue in D minor.

Stir-Up Sunday at St Mary's on Sunday 21 November

Family Praise on Sunday 21 November at 9.30 am told the story of 'Stir-Up' Sunday. The children led the readings and also played the piano. Holy Communion followed at 11am led by Revd Patrick Mukholi. George Nicholls ended the service with another of his wonderful improvisations.

Remembrance Day service at St Mary's on Sunday 14 November

The Tower Bell Ringers rang before the Remembrance Day Service on Sunday 14 November, which was led by John Kimbell. The Royal British Legion and Guide Troop were in attendance. The congregation moved to the Memorial at 1050 to begin the service, and the Bugler played the'Last Post' and the 'Reveille' folled the two-minutes silence. Wreaths were presented by the Royal British Legion, Bracknell Council, Winkfield Parish Council, the Guides, the Guild and the Children’s services. The Choir led the procession back into church. The Handbell Ringers began the service inside the church. The well chosen readings were delivered by members of the congregation. Tony Bish read the names of local people recorded as having fallen in the two World Wars. The children read the prayers.

John Kimbell gave a well received address about the local history view of Remembrance, particularly relevant to local Lambrook School. His address will be published in the December parish magazine, which will come out on the web in a few day's time.

A very dignified occasion.

Family Praise and BCP Matins on Sunday 31 October

The Family Praise service on Sunday 31 October told the story of the prophet Elijah. The children read the bible readings and a young violinist played during the service. The 11am Morning Prayer service – All Souls – was led by John Kimbell. Tony Bish read the names of those to be remembered and the Hand Bell Ringers rang 'Guide me O thou Great Redeemer' which was dedicated to Daphne Hutson, a Tower Bell Ringer, who Memorial Service had taken place on Saturday 30 October. George Nicholls, our organist, ended the service with an improvisation of his own. A truly memorable service.

Crafty Church and BCP Matins on Sunday 24 October

Crafty Church on 24 October was the story of the Good Shepherd; the children read the prayers, played the recorder and piano, and then produced amazing sheep during the activity session. The children never have difficulty following the instructions and once again thanks must be given to those who prepare the activities.

The Tower Bells rang before Morning Prayer at 11am. Thanks must be given to Anthony who took over as organist at the eleventh hour as George was, unfortunately, unwell. Not only did Anthony play the organ but he also sang the Versicles. We are most grateful.

Regular parish events (after Lockdown is finished) can be found by following this link. More detail about future events can be found in the current Parish Mag (which can be accessed online on this link).


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