Holiday at Home a Great Success
This August, St Mary's hosted Holiday at Home: a week-long series of activities for people in the Burghfield community to get together at a time when many of the usual events are suspended for the summer.
We were pleased to welcome over 40 people for crafts, games, a concert, yoga sessions, trips out, plus afternoon tea each day and a chance to meet old friends and make new ones.
Many only booked for one day but ended up coming back for more, we were delighted that so many came and enjoyed themselves, maybe we'll do it all over again sometime!
Grand Day Out: Saturday 20th Sept
Saturday 20th September is a day out for everyone who lives and worships in the Oxford Diocese (that includes us). The last time we all got together was 14 years ago, so it doesn't happen often.
This time it will be a day full of different activities in various locations around central Oxford: Messy Fiesta; speakers including Mary Berry; workshops; worship and picnic on the Cathedral Meadow. Click here to see full details on the Oxford Diocese website (you need to book online for some of the sessions).
There will also be lift-sharing to Oxford: email Revd Gill or sign the list at the back of church.
Sponsor A Chair
Following the installation of under-floor heating in St Mary's Burghfield, the next phase of improvements is to improve the church seating. We have already adapted some of the Victorian benches, which have been weakened by woodworm and repairs over the years, and we need to introduce new chairs to supplement the seating capacity for large services and community events.
We are offering the opportunity to sponsor a chair, which will include an inscribed plaque if required. Click here to see our leaflet which explains all the details.
Double the value of your gift! Thanks to generous support of the Greenham Common Trust, matched funding is available for gifts made online via the 'findmeagrant' website. To qualify, donations must be made online via the website: www.findmeagrant.org/wberks. Click 'Donate' and search for WB10753 (no need to register or log in). If you are a UK taxpayer and you donate £200, the church receives £450 (£200 matched funding plus £50 gift aid).
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 (yes, 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.
Find us on Facebook
Read Revd Gill's Blog
Powered by Joomla! Copyright St Mary's Burghfield 2008-2014.