Picture from St Mary the Virgin (Beech Hill)

Contact: Mrs Karen Eaves, Benefice Administrator
Benefice Office, St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Lane, Shinfield, RG2 9BY

Tel: 0118 988 5923


Our Sunday Services

1st Sunday of the month

  • 10.30am Common Worship Holy Communion

2nd Sunday of the month

  • 10.30am Songs of Praise

3rd Sunday of the month

  • 10.30am Family Communion

4th Sunday of the month

  • 10.30am Parish Praise

5th Sunday of the month

  • 10.30am Benefice service – When there is a fifth Sunday in the month, or for some other occasions, e.g. during Lent, the churches in the Loddon Reach benefice come together for a united benefice service, often with a guest speaker. The venue for this service varies.

Website: www.loddonreach.org.uk


A country area undergoing rapid suburbanization in the northern part.
Part of the Benefice of Loddon Reach.

Vision Statement:

  • To know Christ and make him known through a caring sustainable and growing Christian presence in our community.


  • A committed and able team of lay people.
  • A high percentage of residents in the village have links to the church.
  • Thriving children service (Tea Service) led by a gifted team.
  • A lively Rock Band of musicians and popular Parish praise service (non Eucharistic).
  • An attractive church building in excellent conditions.

To develop regular attendance at communion services among our younger congregation, especially our children.  To put in place weekly Bible study and prayer groups.  Reach out to those in the Parish but outside the village itself.


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