New! Alpha Course launch evening – Tue 2nd Oct

Tuesday 2nd October 7.30pm Alpha Launch Evening – Who will you bring?

This is an evening for all those who may be interested in doing the Alpha course.  It will be held at The Studio, Arborfield Community Centre.
It’s an informal evening which includes a free Ploughman’s supper and glass of wine.

Please do consider bringing someone along who may be interested in doing the course. To sign up for the evening please either contact Tonia direct or complete the form online:

Revd Hannah’s Licensing Service at All Saints Church – Wed 31st Oct

Revd Hannah Higginson’s Licensing Service at All Saints Church – Wednesday 31st October 7:30pm

Anyone from Finchampstead churches who would like to attend would be very welcome.

Please let All Saints know if you are coming on 0118 979 2797.

‘Make Do & Mend’ – Thu 11th Oct

‘Make Do & Mend’- Thursday 11th October 2pm SJCC

Mothers’ Union welcomes all to hear Meredith Towne tell us about the womens’ role in WWI.

Tickets £5 including afternoon tea from June Warr on 0118 9785822, Sarah Owen on 0118 9733111 or committee members.

Parish All Age Harvest Messtival – Sat 6th Oct

Parish All Age Harvest Messtival  4pm-7.30pm Saturday 6th Oct at SJCC

Activities, stories, & songs from 4pm followed by Ploughman’s Platters & Kiddy Platters at 5.30pm.

Speaker from the Melanesian Mission & raffle.

Please sign up at worship centres. Family ticket – £20, individual ticket – £6.50 each.

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning – Sat 29th Sep

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support 10-12noon Saturday 29th September 2018 hosted by St. Eligius at Arborfield Green Community Centre.

If you are able to bake a cake or 2 for the morning please do get in touch with Tonia.

Cake Sale – Sun 23rd Sep

Sunday 23rd September Cake Sale after 9:30am & 11am services at St James’ with Sophia Medhurst raising funds for her trip to Italy and Croatia with the South East England Girl Guiding Group.

Please come and support Sophia.

Health & Safety Advice needed

The PCC would welcome Health & Safety Advice for organising fire drills and related matters.  Do you have any expertise/experience that you could share with the three churches in this parish?

Please speak to Canon Julie or one of the churchwardens.

Thank you. Carolyn Fox PCC Secretary

Volunteer needed

Would you like to volunteer every other Tuesday for 2.5 hours? (term time) 1.30pm – 3.30pm (times can vary if you have to do a school run).

Fledgelings Baby & Toddler Group are looking for a second volunteer helper, to support the Youth & Family workers to set-up/clear away toys and chat to mums to ensure they feel welcome and part of the community. We are really easy going and aim to make every session enjoyable for all! We also haves special events – Gardening, Toddles around the church and grounds, Christmas Nativity Party, Easter, Harvest etc.

With us volunteering is fun! If you are a mum with some spare time or retired and wanting to give something to the community, this might be what you are looking for. Please email Kate & Sam at: [email protected]

Quiz with Supper – Sat 29th Sep

Confirmation classes

A Confirmation Service – Sunday 24th February 2019 at 6pm – is booked with Bishop Andrew for adults and children (year 6 and above).

Classes will start after October half term, on a Sunday afternoon at 4:30pm at SJCC, before Contrast Youth Group.

To sign up, or for more details please contact Canon Julie or the Parish Office.