All Saints Church – article in December 2018 Village Views
After all of the fine weather, it was extremely wet on the day chosen for our annual churchyard maintenance on 6th October. This may have put off volunteers but nevertheless, we achieved much necessary tidying both outside and inside the church.
Our Harvest Festival on 14th October was attended by over 50 adults and children from the parish. The church was beautifully decorated with the participation of several children the day before.
Over 50 (this seems to be the magic number!!) people from all three parishes of the benefice gathered to celebrate our Patronal Festival on 4th November and to hear the excellent sermon preached by The Revd Cannon Dr Edmund Newey, Sub Dean of Christ Church, Oxford.
Thanks to all those who helped in various ways on each occasion.
Many thanks also to all those who sponsored my walk in September in aid of the Berkshire Churches Trust. The sum donated this year was a record £405 and the trust will be able to reclaim tax of just over £90 under the Gift Aid scheme. All Saints Church has received £202.50 from the trust which is our share of the sponsored amount.
After missing out on a children’s Nativity Service last year, the Mums have selected Saturday 8th December at 3pm for a children’s service this year. This will be followed by a tea party in the Village Hall.
Our candlelit Carol Service will be at 6pm on 16th December and there will be carols again in the Queens Arms on 17th December at 7.30pm.
The Archdeacon of Berkshire, Venerable Olivia Graham will be officiating at our Christmas Communion Service at 9am on Christmas Day.