Messy Church: Saturday 4th October
Messy Church continues on the first Saturday each month, starting at 3:30pm in Burghfield church and parish centre. The next dates are 4th October, 1st November and 6th December. There will be all the usual stories, crafts, songs, prayer and we eat together around 5:00pm.
All are welcome, 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.
Commemoration Service: 2nd Nov
Our annual service to remember those we love who have died will be on Sunday 2nd November at 3:00pm. All are welcome to join us for this beautiful and simple service. Afterwards everyone is invited to the Parish Centre for tea and cakes.
If you would like the name of a loved one included in the service, you can request this using cards available at the back of church, or you can email Revd Gill. We look forward to seeing you all there.
Harvest Festival: 5th October
We invite everyone to our Harvest Festival with a celebration in church and afterwards a harvest bring and share lunch.
Harvest Celebration: 10:00am
On Sunday 5th October, we shall have just one service at 10:00am, with children's activities. At this service Harvest Festival Gifts will be accepted and blessed before being distributed to Burghfield and Area Food Bank. Good things to donate are:
- Tins (soup, vegetables, tomatoes, baked beans, meat, tuna, fruit, rice pudding, sponge pudding)
- Drinks (long-life or UHT milk, long-life fruit juice cartons, tea bags (up to 80s), hot chocolate, instant coffee (100g jars), squash (1 litre orange or blackcurrant)
- Dry groceries (pasta (500g packs), rice (500g packs), noodles (plain dried), sugar (500g packs), breakfast cereals (medium boxes), biscuits, chocolate/snack bars, pasta sauces (jars), olive oil, sunflower oil
- Toiletries (toothbrushes/toothpaste, deodorant, soap).
Bring and Share lunch: 12:30pm
Later, in the parish centre, we will hold a bring and share lunch for the whole parish. Just turn up with a plate of food and we'll all eat together. In aid of the Christian Aid 2014 Harvest Appeal.
Grand Day Out: September 2014
We didn't quite manage a coach-load but we filled several cars, as 17 of us attended the 'Grand Day Out', organised by the Oxford Diocese, in Oxford. Loads of things to do and see, including saying goodbye to Bishop John who retires as Bishop of Oxford at the end of October.
With events arranged in 14 venues around the city centre we had plenty to choose from, including speakers like Mary Berry and Tony Baldry, plus activities like geocaching and messy Fiesta.
We finished up on the Cathedral meadow for a great celebration: this is us lined up for a 'team photo' with friends at the end.
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