Picture from St Michael’s & All Angels (Spencer’s wood)

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

  • 10.00am People’s Praise – An informal service with music, drama and readings focusing on a specific theme.

2nd Sunday of the month

  • 10.00am Family Communion – An informal family Communion service with music.

3rd Sunday of the month

  • 10.00am Morning Worship – A lay-led service with plenty of singing, and a short, topical sermon. Designed to have a wide appeal, including to those who are less familiar with church. From time to time Baptisms will take place during this service.

4th Sunday of the month

  • 10.00am Family Communion – An informal family Communion service with music.

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

 

Benefice:
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.

Strengths:

  • Loyal congregation.
  • Church building with great potential for development.
  • Good location of the church in the village.
  • Successful and growing children’s service (Tea Service). Excellent relationship with village uniformed.

Needs:
Put the church at the heart of village life – Develop the cafe within the church building and organize events linking church and village community. Grow the congregation numerically and spiritually. Encourage fringe towards a Christian commintment. Nurture new groups (such as Knit1Pray1, Junction Club, ByteSize, Children’s Choir) and develop Tiny Tots. Start Youth work which is at present non-existent. Increase financial giving.

 

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