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St Mary's church, Church Road, Winkfield, Berks, SL4 4SF
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The December Winkfield Parish News is HERE

On 3 December, the 'Music and Merriment' concert took at St Mary's church. You wrote: 'The warmth and engagedness of the concert ' 'The whole concert was beautifully done, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves' 'Very much enjoyed 5Ts performance' 'An achievement to produce an evening of live entertainment all from the local community.' 'A fantastic evening' 'Very enjoyable as usual' 'A wonderful experience for a Junior Choir member - one that she will reflect on very fondly.'
We had a full evening of entertainment, including 'Christmas at Mole-End', two virtuoso young musicians, Junior Choir and much much more. See the concert handout to see what we offered.

11 December is the 3rd Sunday of Advent, with 8am Said Holy Communion and 10am Family Matins, Nativity & Crib.

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Sunday 4 November, Second Sunday in Advent

The Tower Bell Ringers began ringing early on Sunday 4 December, Second Sunday in Advent, with a Quarter Peal rehearsal. At 10am, Revd Patrick Mukholi led the Family Communion service. We again welcomed several of our extra singers to the choir. Henry Smith ended the service with a performance of 'Noël' by Mulet.

Sunday 27 November, First Sunday in Advent

Advent Sunday began with the 8am Holy Communion service, attended by 8 stalwart adults and one child. A wonderful start to the day.

Crafty Church followed at 9:30am, with the children reading the Bible passages and prayers. The activity was making decorations for their Christmas Tree at the Christmas Tree Festival. 11am Morning Prayer followed, with Advent hymns led by John Kimbell. The choir began with the Matin Reponsory as the Introit and performed Gabriel’s Message later in the service. Several of our extra singers joined us for this service. Henry Smith, our organist, ended the service with 'Noël' by Dubois.

Sunday 20 November

20 November was the Sunday next before Advent; it is also called Stir Up Sunday and members of Family heard the story of making the pudding with 13 ingredients, to indicate Jesus and his disciples and always stirred the pudding East to West in honour of the Three Wise Men who visited Baby Jesus. The children read the Bible passages and prayers and one young member ended the service with an excellent performance on the piano. The 11am Holy Communion service followed, led by Rev Patrick Mukholi. Henry Smith was, again, the organist and ended the service with an stirring performance of J.S. Bach's Fugue in C minor BWV 549.

Sunday 13 November – Remembrance Day

The Remembrance Service on Sunday 13 November was taken by John Kimbell. The choir led the Royal British Legion, Girl Guides and congregation to the War Memorial. The Last Post and Reveille were played before the laying of the wreaths and return to the church. There were 5 readings read by members of the congregation and the names of the fallen were read by Tony Bish. 5 children recited the prayers and children also took hearts they made at Crafty Church to the altar. The choir sang the motet “For the Fallen” and the hand bell ringers rang two pieces the first on some older bells from Lambrook and the second performance was the Ukrainian National Anthem on the hand bell ringers own more modern bells. Henry Smith, our organist, ended the service with an excellent performance of Nimrod. A very memorable service.


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