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Friends of St Mary's Winkfield

Registered Charity 1162342

St Mary's church, Church Road, Winkfield, Berks, SL4 4SF
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The November 2021 Parish Mag is now on line.

31 October is ALL SAINTS day – the 22nd Sunday after Trinity. 9:30am Family Praise will be followed at 11am by BCP Morning Prayer.

Future event flyers are HERE.
We are still recruiting for the 'Music and Merriment' Junior Choir - thanks to those who have signed up: use this link to join!See orange buttons below to buy 'Music and Merriment' and 'Art of Flower Arranging' tickets online.
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

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History of St Mary's church

St Mary's Church

St Mary's church is situated in Winkfield on the edge of Forest. It dates back to 1298, when the first vicar, Galpidus de Pickeforde is recorded in the register. A Saxon building is believed to have previously occupied the site. The church itself has been much altered over time and is a Grade II* listed building.

The central section of the church dates from the late 13th century, and the red brick bell tower replaced the original wooden structure in the early 17th century (a brick carries initials and the date 1629). A spiral staircase leads to the clock and the bell chamber, containing six bells dated between 1597 and 1874.

The interior of the church is plain, a likely consequence of Parliamentarian sympathies of local residents during the Civil War. The main aisle is divided by a series of octagonal oak columns running down its centre and supporting the roof. One column is carved with a crown and Tudor rose, the date 1592 and the royal initials ER indicating that this was given to the Church by Elizabeth I.



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