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[25 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
Thatcham Flower Festival 2017

Open daily June 16 to June 19 from  9 am to 5 pm.
A festival of flowers displaying history from roman times through to modern day.

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[10 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
CAMEO – come and meet each other

C A M E O (Come and meet each other)

Do you live alone, bereaved or lonely? Then this is for you.
CAMEO’s aim is to bring together people to chat to each other over a cuppa and cake and have fun.

We will meet in the Meeting Room, St Mary’s Church every Monday 2.00pm – 4.00pm.
If you need any more information, please contact the office, or just come along – you’d be most welcome!

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[20 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]
Humour in the Bible

Revd David Winter will be our speaker at the Men’s Fellowship Breakfast on Saturday 1st February 2014 at the Regency Park Hotel.
Subject – Humour in the Bible
Tickets £6 (or £8 with a bacon butty) from Colin Stone or Kevin Dunwell.

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[1 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
ABC –  the Start of a New Year!

ABC is now back in action! For even more Play, Chat, Crafts, Singing, Refreshments, Stories, Friends and FUN!
If you’ve not come before, please do consider joining us, this is a lively and welcoming Toddler Group, and is a great way to meet other local parents & carers too…
We meet every Wednesday 10.30-12.00 am, including holidays! The cost is FREE!
If you are a regular attender, and would like to help raise our profile a new poster is available here >

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[4 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]
A Christmas Message

God works more slowly than we sometimes imagine. This Christmas time in Church we will remember the creation of the world from its very beginning – with the garden, needing so much work to keep it beautiful. And people, who gave every living thing its name – and naming things well carries the power of love. It has taken us a long time to get to grips with loving this beautiful world, and we’ve made some huge mistakes along the way.
And God does not leap in superhero fashion to put …

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[22 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Do you Believe in Life Before Death?

‘We believe in Life before Death’ was a much loved Christian Aid strapline. Do you believe it?
‘We believe in Life before Death’ was a much loved Christian Aid strapline. Do you believe it?
Why ask the question?
Because many Christians will answer ‘No’. Many understand Christianity in terms of getting to heaven when we die and life being mostly about getting saved, and getting others saved, to populate heaven after death. That why it’s life after and not before death that is often the focus.
Christian Aid took …

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[19 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
Harvest Festival

Please join us in our Annual Celebration in St Mary’s church. This is a joint service with St Barnabas.
Once again we will be supporting ‘Feed the Children‘
Donations of Pasta and Rice, Pulses welcome, (in packets not tins please, with date order and at least 6 months).
Plus knitted blankets etc.
If you prefer to make a financial contribution, envelops will be available; please Gift Aid wherever possible.
All queries, please contact Diana Evans 860749

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[19 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
Being new …

It can be a daunting experience to enter an unfamiliar church for the first time. Being new as Team Rector is rather different from that normal experience of not quite knowing which books to use or where to sit. But being new I can say that the welcome offered at St Mary’s is a warm invitation to join in – of course there will be nerves on the first occasion or two – I am still familiar with the feeling that I might drop something or lose my place in …

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[18 May 2011 | No Comment | ]
Marion Introduces the Flower Festival

Many of you will recall the Making Connections event of a couple of years ago when we connected with areas in the community where we had special interests.
This year the theme is Thatcham Through The Ages.
We have invited various groups in the community to come and undertake creating a display, there are 17 displays in all and we hope that those invited will be able to join us and help create The Big Picture of our community.
Among others, we have invited the others churches, two of the schools, Scouts and …

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[8 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Remembrance Sunday

8.00 am Holy Communion
9.30 am Parish Communion
11.00 am Remembrance Service at the War Memorial
11.20 am Remembrance Service continues at St Mary’s