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St Mary's church, Church Road, Winkfield, Berks, SL4 4SF
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The Jubilee Edition June Parish Mag is now on line. The May Parish Mag is still up. See buttons

Thursday 26 May is Ascension Day, with 11am Holy Communion. 29 May is Whitsunday, with 10am Crafty Choral Matins in Celebration of Pentecost

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

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Thomson Broadbent - scam?

Many people will have recently received a letter seeming to be from a company called Thomson Broadbent, headed: 'Receive a payment for the underground electricity distribution cables within your property boundary'. There appears to exist such a company, legitimate but without flawless credentials. But scammers often pretend to be working for a legitimate listed company. The payments seemingly offered come into the 'too good to be true' category - and usually these schemes are too good to be true. Investigate further if you wish, but be aware of the plausibility and ingenuity of scammers, and never reveal your bank details - or you may find money leaving your account, not arriving in it. Make no payments in any way! Check with your electricity company if in doubt.


Friday Bible Study Group

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


Family Matins at St Mary's on 8 May

The Tower bells once again welcomed the congregation to the Family Matins service and the story of the Good Shepherd on 8 May. The children read all the prayersm and our talented group of actors took part in the play. One member also played the piano. Anthony ended the service with a wonderful performance of Bach's Short Prelude in Bb BWV 560.


Sunday services at St Mary's on 24 April and 1 May

Crafty Church on April 24 was all about the Lord’s Prayer. This was the prayer Jesus taught his disciples and after he had finished the explanation they asked him how to pray. The activity requested that the sentences be cut out and pasted onto the main sheet in the correct order. A fascinating morning.

This was followed by Morning prayer led by John Kimbell, the theme was St George. Jonathan Holl ended the service with an excellent performance of Toccata in F by Buxtehude.

The Tower Bells welcomed all to the service of Family Communion on 1 May. This was led by Rev Patrick Mukholi. The choir once again was able to sing while congregants took communion. Henry Smith ended the service with a splendid performance of Adagio in A minor BWV 564 by J.S. Bach.


Easter Sunday at St Mary's on 17 April

Easter Sunday began with the children leading the prayers and Bible passages. Then followed a special arrangement of the Easter Story for both narrators and hand bell ringers. The children were the narrators and our own Hand Bell Ringers rang. A wonderful start to Easter Sunday.

The Tower Bell Ringers rang before the 1100 Communion service led by Rev. Patrick Mukholi. The choir sang Anthony Hodson’s Easter Anthem, and Jonathan Holl ended the service with 'Carillon de Longpont 'by Louis Vierne.


Palm Sunday at St Mary's on 10 April

Family Matins on Palm Sunday began with a piano solo by one of the children. Others read the Bible passages and prayers beautifully and then many took part in the play describing Jesus’s journey to Jerusalem for the Passover. The service ended with another piano solo.


Family Communion at St Mary's on 3 April

The Tower bells welcomed all to the service of Family Communion on 3 April. The service was led by Rev. Patrick Mukholi and the Crucifer was a member of the 09:30 service. The children also took the elements to the altar. The choir sang 'When I survey the wondrous cross' while the congregants took communion. Jonathan Holl ended with the service with Bach's Prelude in E minor. (the ‘Little’ E minor).


Mothering Sunday at St Mary's on 27 March

The Mothering Sunday service on 27 March was led by John Kimbell. There were bible readings for two children and two grandmothers. All were read beautifully. Nine children moved to the front of the Chancel to read the prayers. John blessed the posies and the children collected them and took them to their Mothers. While they were being distributed, the choir sang “Shall we not love thee, Mother dear” (Beatitudo) John gave a fascinating sermon and Henry ended the service with a performance of 'Grandmother's Minuet' by Edvard Grieg.


Crafty Church and Holy Communion at St Mary's on 20 March

Crafty Church on Sunday 20 March was the story of the Last Supper. The children cut out and coloured the chalice and the bread, with all instructions followed perfectly. The children also read the chosen Bible passages, prayers and our young violinist played. The Tower Bell Ringers welcomed all to the Holy Communion service led by Rev. Patrick Mukholi. Henry Smith was the organist and ended the service with a performance of 'Carillon de Longpont' from 24 piéces en style libre by Louis Vierne.


Family Matins at St Mary's on 13 March

The Tower Bells once again welcomed us to church on 13 March for a service of Family Matins. The children read many of the prayers and the bible readings and told the story of the Transfiguration of Jesus. We also heard our violinist, not forgetting Anthony who played the hymns and finished with a splendid performance of Johann Oley's Chorale Prelude "Der Tag is Hi, Mein Jesu".


Family Communion at St Mary's on 6 March

On Sunday 6 March the Tower Bells once again welcomed us to church a service of Family Communion. For the first time since the beginning of the Covid restrictions one of the children acted as Crucifer and assisted the Server, while the Elements were brought to the altar by two of the children. The choir sang 'I come with joy a child of God' as the congregants took their communion. The Chalice was offered along with the small cups. Henry Smith ended the service with an excellent performance of Bach’s prelude in C Major, BWV 553.


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).

FUTURE EVENTS

Founders Choir Platinum Jubilee Berkshire Chamber Orchestra Friday Bible Study Good Neighbours


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