Monday, 18 January 2021

Church closures

THE churches of St Peter and St Paul’s in Shiplake, St Margaret’s in Harpsden and All Saints’ in Dunsden are closed for communal ...

 

Churches carry on

CHRISTMAS services held at the churches in Sonning Common and Kidmore End went well, says Rev Sheila Walker.  Christ the King ...

 

Church stages interactive walk-through nativity event

Church stages interactive walk-through nativity event

AN interactive walk-through nativity was held at Holy Trinity Church in Henley last week. The event was called Follow the Star and ...

 

Drive-in carols

A DRIVE-IN Christingle service will be held at All Saints’ Church in Dunsden on Sunday from 2pm. The United Benefice of Shiplake with ...

 

£10,000 repair of church roof before winter begins

£10,000 repair of church roof before winter begins

THE roof of the church in Kidmore End has been repaired before the onset of winter. St John the Baptist Church in Tokers Green Lane ...

 

Safe masses

THE Christmas masses at St Michael’s Church in Sonning Common will be limited to 40 people. The Christmas Eve service will be at 8pm ...

 

Woolly Christmas... seven wise sheep and baby lamb

Woolly Christmas... seven wise sheep and baby lamb

A NATIVITY scene featuring metal ornamental sheep is on display outside the Stoke Row Independent Chapel. It was created by Rev Mark ...

 

Outside carols

A CAROL service will be held outside the Church of St Nicholas, Remenham, on Sunday, December 20 at 3pm. It will be shorter than the ...

 

Carol services

THREE carol services will be held at St Mary’s Church in Wargrave on Christmas Eve, starting at 2pm, 4pm and 6pm. The capacity will be ...

 

DIY Christingle

A CHRISTINGLE event will take place at Christ the King Church in Sonning Common on Christmas Eve. The church in Sedgewell Road will be ...

 

Vicar celebrates 30 years of ‘best job in the world’

Vicar celebrates 30 years of ‘best job in the world’

THE vicar of Holy Trinity Church in Henley has completed 30 years’ service. Rev Duncan Carter, 62, was inducted as the eighth vicar of ...

 

Churches getting ready for covid-safe Christmas

Churches getting ready for covid-safe Christmas

CHURCHES in the Henley area are making plans for festive services while coping with the second national lockdown. Places of worship ...

 

Bank appeal

THE food bank at Springwater Church in Blounts Court Road, Sonning Common,  is now accepting money donations. Donations of food and ...

 

New Bishop approved

New Bishop approved

THE appointment of the next Bishop of Dorchester has been approved by the Queen. The Ven Gavin Collins, currently Archdeacon of the ...

 

Carol card

CHURCHES Together in Caversham has produced a Christmas card that will be sent to 16,000 homes in the area. The group, which comprises ...

 

Churchyard clearance

VOLUNTEERS are invited to help clear and burn old branches and stumps in the grounds of St John’s Church in Whitchurch Hill. A working ...

 

Lightning rod with highest view of town replaced after nearly 90 years

Lightning rod with highest view of town replaced after nearly 90 years

THE lightning rod at Christ Church in Henley has been replaced after nearly 90 years. It sits on very top of the church in Reading ...

 

Church in plan to enlarge buildings

SONNING Common Free Church wants to extend the chapel and build a service block to accommodate more people and provide additional ...

 

Pudding tips

ST Michael’s Church in Sonning Common is to host two Zoom lessons on how to make a Christmas pudding.  The church will be selling ...

 

Flower ladies use old well to create special displays

Flower ladies use old well to create special displays

THE “flower ladies” of Kidmore End have not let the coronavirus pandemic stop them from brightening up the village. They usually ...