Sunday May 24th is PENTECOST Sunday, the birthday of the Church. There will be just one celebration service in the morning, at 10:00am.
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St Gregory's was founded just 30 years ago, yet it has an international reputation for it's distinctive liturgy, drawn from the Eastern Orthodox Christian tradition, fused with a very real concern for the needs of people today. There are strong artistic influences with frescoes and icons throughout the church interior. It's also known as the 'dancing church', and their musical tradition uses no instruments, just the voices of the congregation. The church is well-known for its concern for social justice, in particular its 'Food Pantry' where huge quantities of food are distributed each week to hungry and homeless people.
Messy Church: 6th June
Our next Messy Church meets on Saturday 6th June. Starting at 3:30pm with fun, crafts, stories, songs and general messiness. As usual, we'll have tea together around 5:00pm and finish about 5:50pm.
Come and join the fun: it's free and usually takes place on the first Saturday of each month at St Mary's Burghfield, church and parish centre (sometimes we have to move to the Sunday - see below).
- Sunday 6th July
- Sunday 6th September
- Saturday 3rd October
- Saturday 7th November
TASTE: Sunday afternoons
TASTE (Tea And Share Together Eucharist) services take place once a month on Sunday afternoons. It's a short service of Holy Communion (BCP) starting at 3:30pm in Burghfield church, followed by tea in the Parish Centre.
The next dates are 22nd March, 26th April and 24th May: all welcome.
We Make The Road By Walking
Starting on Advent Sunday 30th November 2014, St Mary's began a year of following a book written by the theologian Brian McLaren called 'We Make The Road By Walking'. The book has 52 chapters (each with three bible readings), one for each week of the year, and is designed to be used by groups, including whole congregations.
The content will form the basis of our exploration, preaching and prayer, Sunday by Sunday. Before you ask, no, you don't have to buy the book to join in, although several people have got it already.
We encourage everyone to join in as much as possible: we anticipate groups will meet to discuss at other times of the week; we've also set up a Facebook group called 'Life in Burghfield' to help keep the conversation going online as well. To join the group, click here or on the picture below, then click Join to enrol (you'll need a Facebook account first).
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