Holiday at Home: August 2014
From 18th to 22nd August, St Mary's Burghfield is offering a 'Holiday at Home' for those who might find themselves at a loose end over the summer. Every day, we'll be offering fun and friendship through a number of different activities: music, crafts, quizzes and trips to local attractions. Most days we're providing food as well.
We need to know numbers in advance, so booking is essential: contact the Parish Administrator (01189 834433 Mon-Thurs mornings). Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate children, but otherwise, all are welcome.
Full details are on the leaflet (with application form) which you can download by clicking here, there are also copies available from Burghfield Post Office, Burghfield Library, Burghfield Health Centre, and Weller's Fruit & Veg shop.
Messy Church: Sunday 7th Sept
Messy Church is taking a break over the summer, but we'll be back in September, for a special event on Sunday 7th September, in Burghfield church and parish centre. This is a break from our normal Saturday routine, but it will be as messy as usual: starting at 3:30pm, with stories, crafts, songs, prayer and finally tea at 5:00pm.
Come and join us, entry is free: children bring your Mum and Dad, someone else's Mum and Dad, or any other (responsible) adults who need an excuse to be messy.
St Marys on BBC Radio Berkshire
Both Revd Alison and Revd Gill featured on BBC Radio Berkshire recently, within 20 minutes of each other, on the Paul Coia show. Because many of you missed it, here are the two broadcasts for you to hear:
Revd Alison reflecting of Race for Life (well done Lesley and Lacey who ran whilst Alison recorded this piece!)
Revd Gill, together with Ven Christine Allsopp, talking about the 20th anniversary of the first women being ordained to the priesthood in the Church of England.
For Parents: Pass It On
A report just out from The Bible Society reveals just how little parents and children know about the bible.
Almost 1 in 3 children do not recognise the Nativity as part of the Bible.
54% of parents thought the plot for the Hunger Games came from the Bible. Similarly over 1 in 4 parents thought Superman might be from a bible story.
Go to the Bible Society website to download the report and also to sign up for a great new illustrated bible story app for your children.
If you want to know more about the bible yourself, come and talk to Revd Gill or join one of our regular evening groups.
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