Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Music, art and film at church

A SERIES of community events will be held at St Thomas’ Church in Goring next month.

A SERIES of community events will be held at St Thomas’ Church in Goring next month.

The programme, called Operation Sat-Nav, or “showing the way”, aims to attract more regular worshippers.

It includes concerts, art exhibitions and film screenings as well as breakfast and supper meetings.

The first event, at 10.30am on September 5, is an organ recital by Richard Parkinson.

Mr Parkinson, who lives in the village, will be performing pieces by Bach, Guilmant, Vierne and Boëllmann.

He has been studying the instrument for seven years and is about to take up an organ scholarship at Pembroke College, Cambridge.

Pianist Janet Pound, also from Goring, will be playing at a buffet supper at 6pm on September 11.

At 10.30am on September 19, there will be a “pick a flick” film morning.

Artist Paul Hobbs is exhibiting at the church from September 20 to 23 and will host a wine supper at 8pm on the final day.

There will be a special service every Sunday with performances from the All Souls Orchestra, the St Andrew’s Singers and Goring Primary School choir.

Guest speakers will include the Rt Rev John Pritchard, Bishop of Oxford, former England cricket team chaplain Canon Andrew Whigfield Digby and Fiona Castle, widow of entertainer Roy Castle.

For more information, visit www.thomandmary.org.uk

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