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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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[26 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Pentecost – ‘All Together in One Place’

We enjoyed Pentecost as the Churches Together in Thatcham with a service in Kennet School Hall followed by kite flying and a picnic. And the weather couldn’t have been better…

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[11 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]
Living Faith

Living Faith for the Future…
We thought it would be helpful to share with you the vision for the Oxford Diocese which is being implemented over the coming years. We feel that ‘Living Faith’ offers us an excellent framework for thinking about our own parish and how we continue to develop and grow as a ‘vibrant Christian community’.
We hear a lot of doom and gloom about the state of the Church in Britain – the papers will tell you that the church is in free fall …