There are now two services at St. Mary’s on a Sunday. One inside the church building at 9:30 and another at 11:00 in the church grounds, weather permitting. All are welcome. You will need to bring some bread and a glass or cup to receive wine. For the 11:00 service, it is advisable to bring something to sit on and an umbrella or waterproof coat as well.
The church at the heart of the community
St Mary’s – the Church of England parish church of Thatcham – is part of the Thatcham Team Ministry which also includes St Barnabas Church. There has been a church on the site of St Mary’s Thatcham for 1,000 years and for countless generations the church has been at the heart of community life.
Our worship follows the usual Anglican pattern and we have a choir and organ but there is informality about our worship which makes everyone feel welcome. Many parents comment on how good St Mary’s is with young children – noise is not a problem!
So St Mary’s is an open and welcoming worshipping community, a gathering of ordinary people seeking to deepen their relationship with God, with each other, and with the wider world.
Now that lockdown is beginning to ease, we still have to take care. We are still learning how Christ can be present in our homes, our lives and our hearts, and not just when we meet together in a building. We are active on social media including Facebook and are also trying to keep in contact by phone and email.
If you know of people in need, or if you would like a conversation, please do get in touch with our clergy - we will be pleased to hear from you.
We continue to pray for our community. We do not know when we will be able to re-open and have no definite plans or dates in mind - but we will definitely let you know as soon as we do