The Church of England primary school for the parish of Thatcham enjoys strong links with the church through its connections with St Barnabas church which meets in the school building on Sundays and enjoys close contact during the week.
St Mary’s Church is part of the Church of England Diocese of Oxford within the Reading Episcopal Area under the care of Area Bishop Rt Revd Andrew Proud.
St Mary’s is actively involved in Churches Together in Thatcham and is committed to continued mutual support and joint ventures. Some of the ways in which the churches work together in Thatcham include –
· Shared worship and lunches during The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, and a ‘Pulpit Exchange’ on the first Sunday of the week.
· The Women’s World Day of Prayer
· A joint act of worship for Pentecost in a local school.
· Lent lunches and act of witness on Good Friday
Through these and many other ways we seek to show our unity as Christians in Thatcham.