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Friends of St Mary's Winkfield

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Picture of the day (click on image for full size view): The metro system in Stockholm is hewn from the solid rock. This gives a craggy rough feel that is artistically caught by the painted rock, particularly on the Blue Line. The metro system was started in 1950.

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Children of St Mary's

Do attend the 11am livestream Sunday service that takes place each week. (You can join it any time after 10:45am.) Please also join us for a live stream Evening Prayer/Compline service via Zoom to be held every Thursday evening at 8.15 pm.

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Patrick Mukholi

We welcome you, Revd Patrick Mukholi, with Helen and Jonathan, as our Interim Minister, and some of us were delighted and privileged to be with you by Zoom this afternoon as you were licensed by +Olivia, Bishop of Reading. We hope that you will be very happy to lead us in the ministry of the churches of Winkfield, Cranbourne and Chavey Down, and we look forward to working with you for the benefit of our Parish - now separated as we are by Covid, but, when possible, in person. We send you our love and prayers as you settle in with us.

The Friends of St Mary's Winkfield and the congregations of Winkfield, Cranbourne and Chavey Down
1 July 2020

Bishop Olivia

Announcement from the Bishop of Reading

Bishop Olivia, Bishop of Reading, has sent our Congregations a letter to announce the appointment of Revd Patrick Mukholi as the interim minister for eighteen months at Winkfield, Cranbourne and Chavey Down. The Revd Huw Mordecai was consulted throughout the process and has warmly welcomed Patrick’s appointment. The letter can be seen HERE.

Revd Patrick's CV is HERE

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St Mary's church from tower height

St Mary's church from tower height - Photo by Paul Wickens

St Mary's Church is at the centre of our community. Please help by becoming a Friend of St Mary's Winkfield

Or simply make a donation!!

For a direct donation, Gift Aid brings 25% more - so please consider sending us your Gift Aid application.

Welcome to the Friends of St Mary's Winkfield, a charity set up to raise money for the conservation, embellishment and maintenance of fabric and facilities of the medieval church of St Mary's in Winkfield, East Berkshire, south of Windsor. Its full address is St Mary's church, Church Road, Winkfield, Berks, SL4 4SF.

The Church of St Mary has been a focal point in Winkfield for over 700 years. Our aim is to preserve this magnificent building in the best possible condition for generations to come.

St Mary's is a place of peace and all are welcome. This wonderful building is a piece of English history and our aim is to ensure it remains so.

The cost of maintenance of St Mary's church and of its amenities is wholly carried by voluntary donations. Please help us, either by becoming a Friend (follow the menu item above) or by a donation.

You can CAFDonate to the Friends' general fund by clicking the link at the bottom of the page. This will take you to the CAFDonate website, which will process your kind gift. Thank you!!

You can donate to special projects, which will have a well-identified button.

From time to time, the Friends organise community fund-raising events. Do support these - they will be well-documented on this website. To make this easier we are able to take secure card-payment.


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).


St Mary’s Guild

The Afternoon tea on 4 August at the home of the Treasurer will still take place, providing we are out of lock down. However there will be no additional stalls. Instead it will be an “At Home”. We have organised these before with some success. There will be a wonderful “Afternoon Tea” and the opportunity to win a large hamper of interesting goodies. There will be a charge of £10 which will be passed to the church to help with the Parish Share bill for this year. You can now purchase tickets On-line (follow this link). The address will be advised on purchase of ticket(s).

Founder's Choir

Unfortunately it is with great regret that this has been cancelled. Luke Saint who has been one of the organists at St Mary’s for several years was conductor of the Founders Choir of Royal Holloway College and had agreed to a concert at St Mary’s. I was very fortunate and had attended a performance of the choir at Holloway and thought the sound quite magical and Luke an exceedingly polished performer. We hope there may be an opportunity for the choir to perform at St Mary’s later in the year.

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