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St Mary's church, Church Road, Winkfield, Berks, SL4 4SF
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The June 2024 Winkfield Parish Mag is HERE;
The May 2024 Winkfield Parish Mag is HERE.

23 June is the Fourth Sunday after Trinity, and at St Mary's church there will be 8am Said Holy Communion. There will be NO 9.30am or 11am services: please join us at St Peter’s Church for the10.30am Patronal Service.

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Sunday 16 June 2024, the Thurs Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 16 June the Third Sunday after Trinity began with a 9:30am Family Praise service telling of the conversion of Saul (who became St Paul). Once again the children read the prayers and bible passages. The young girl who had missed reading her May Poem at the Family Matins service as she was in hospital, is now fully recovered and read her poem this morning.. She was congratulated by all. Then at 11am there followed a service of Holy Communion led by Patrick Mukholi. Henry Smith ended the service with a performance of 'Grand Choeur' by Louis Raffy.


Sunday 9 June 2024, Second Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 9 June, the Second Sunday after Trinity, began with 8am Holy Communion led by Patrick Mukholi. Then the tower bell ringers arrived to ring and welcome the congregation for Family Matins. The children read the bible passages and prayers and told the story of St Barnabas. Henry Smith was the organist and his voluntary to end the service was Lefebure-Wely - Andantino Pastorale. Another excellent performance.


Sunday 2 June 2024, First Sunday after Trinity

The Tower Bells welcomed all to church on the first Sunday after Trinity – 2 June – to a Family Communion service led by Revd Patrick Mukholi. The choir’s communion piece was 'Spirit of God' to the tune of the 'Skye Boat Song'. Henry’s voluntary at the end of the service was 'Prelude in F major' by Louis Raffy. A wonderful end to the service.


Sunday 19 May 2024, Whit Sunday

Whit Sunday - Pentecost - began with a Family Praise service with the children reading the bible passages and prayers. This was followed by Holy Communion at 11am. The Kyrie, Sanctus, Benedictus and the Agnus Dei from MacMillan’s St Anne’s Mass were sung by the choir; the Gloria remained Merbecke. The choir anthem was 'Day by Day' by Martin How, and Henry ended the service with a wonderful performance of 'Verbum Supernum Prodiens' by George Oldroyd.


Sunday 12 May 2024, First Sunday after Ascension Day

Holy Communion at 8am started the day for the First Sunday after Ascension Day. There followed much activity putting up the tables for the May Fayre in the church grounds and the tables for the Hand Bell Ringers. Then followed a short rehearsal for the hand bell ringers, who then moved to the Tower to begin the 'Welcome to Church'.A short choir rehearsal also took place before the service of Family Matins, whicj was celebrating the history of May Day.

22 children took part in the telling of the story with a power point demonstration showing pictures of what the children where describing. They also read the prayers and readings in the service leaflet.

The service ended with two of the three winners of the 'Write a May poem' competition reading their poems. One child was unable to be there as she was in hospital. Her poem was read at the service and when she is better she will read it at a later service.

Henry Smith’s voluntary at the end of the service was 'Gott des Himmels und Der Erden' by Karg-Elert. After the service everybody moved to the church grounds to enjoy the Fayre and the sunshine.


Sunday 5 May 2024, 5th Sunday after Easter

It was good to hear the Bell Ringers again for the Family Communion service on 5 May, the Fifth Sunday after Easter (it was also Rogation Sunday). Patrick led the service and the choir anthem was Loving Shepherd of thy sheep - tune Northampton. Henry returned after his Easter break and ended the service with an excellent performance of 'Carillon de Westminster' by Louis Vierne. Before the service a local resident arrived at St Mary’s with a wonderful display of flowers. She brought them from her daughter’s wedding which had taken place on Saturday and asked if we would like them. We obviously were delighted and said yes please. The resident stayed for the service and we hope to see her again.


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Berkshire Chamber Music Festival WSTM Summer Fair Thursday table tennis Friday Bible Study Good Neighbours


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