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Thousandth Peal …

Thatcham Bellringers this evening (16 December 2011) recorded their thousandth peal – a remarkable achievement for a dedicated band of ringers. Bill Butler was interviewed on BBC Radio Berkshire and there are reports on the BBC and Newbury Weekly News websites in anticipation … those of us who were privileged to be there had a small celebration afterwards.
Bill Butler, a stalwart of the tower, who has been ringing in Thatcham for over 50 years, told us afterwards that his philosophy had always been that services in the church began in …

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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 …

Community, Events that have Passed, Special Events » 2nd October 2011

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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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 …

Events that have Passed, Family Activities » 12th November


Sunday On Saturday – A great time was had by all at Thatcham Park School last week when we all met for fun, food and fellowship.If you haven’t tried it come and join us in November.
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