Covid-19 Medal Petition

Derrick Sequeira from the St James congregation has launched a petition for posthumous medals to be awarded to front-line staff and victims of the coronavirus, having heard how one carer ‘sacrificed’ their life to Covid-19. The petition needs 10,000 in order for the government to respond to it.

Derrick told Bracknell news: “If the signature reached the10,000 mark then the politicians will have to do something tangible and not just focus on the living heroes. I would like them to also think about those workers that are in non-health care jobs such as supermarket staff, postal workers etc that may have died while serving the public.”

To sign the petition visit:

Bible study via zoom

Starts Tuesday June 23rd 8pm. Sinner to Saint.

A 5-week course to look at the topic of holiness.  Numbers are limited.  The link to the course is  If you would like to be considered for the course please email Tonia:  [email protected]  

Youth and Families weekly video for families – 2nd June

Today we have a story about the early Church – The Holy Spirit fills Jesus’ friends the Disciples so they can go and tell the whole World about Jesus and Gods love for everyone.

Please support our local Foodbank

Either send a cheque to Crowthorne Foodbank 25 Wellington Business Park Duke’s Ride Crowthorne RG45 6LS or donate online help/donate money/

Your gifts to church

Thank you very much to all who are making regular monthly gifts at this difficult time, including the many who give directly by bank transfer each month.

If you usually make your gift when you come to church please help if you can. The best way may be by sending a cheque, either for a one off gift, or a monthly sum to the church office.

Cheques should be made out to Parish of Finchampstead and California.

If you have any questions about giving please get in touch. Many thanks again. Robert Alder. Planned Giving. [email protected]

Berkshire – For the love of scrubs – Our NHS needs YOU

Can you please help with:
– donations of good quality duvets and sheets at least 60% cotton, not see through, and newly washed at 60.
– Cash donations for fabric and patterns here
– Competent sewers who are willing to make scrubs and competent cutters.

If you can, join the Facebook page or if not a member of Facebook contact Aimee Warren [email protected]

Parish Prayer List

Praying HandsParish Intercessions List –Please pray for:Joyce Beckett, Anne, Bridget, Sophie Hall,Thea,Kate, Ann Pask,Colin Ramsay McClaren, Natalie, Louise, Reuben, Rosalind Drury, Leo Lumby, Simon, Bernadette, Andrew, Dennis Hall, Sarah, Daniel, Jack, Mary Whalley, June & Tom Warr, Hazel & Maurice Lee, Ann, Bob Brooks, Ann Symmonds, Susannah Powell, Maren, Doreen and family, LindaWhiteside, Pam Redford, John, Claire, Ivy Kelly

And those who mourn the loss of their loved ones.

Residents living in the following roads in the parish (visited by our Ministry Team this week):  The Whole Parish

Please call the Parish Office if you wish prayers to be offered for yourself or somebody you know.  Alternatively, fill out a prayer request card and leave in the box provided.  Names will be included for 4 weeks initially.   Thank you.

Below are some familiar prayers that Christians have found helpful and inspirational down the centuries which you may want to use :

O God, from whom to be turned is to fall, to whom to be turned is to rise,
and in whom to stand is to abide forever; grant us in all our duties , thy help,
in all our perplexities thy guidance, in all our dangers thy protection,
and in all our sorrows thy peace; through Jesus Christ out Lord.   Amen
St Augustine of Hippo

Thanks be to  thee, our Lord Jesus Christ, for all the benefits which thou hast given us,
for all the pains and insults which thou hast borne for us.
O most merciful Redeemer, Friend and Brother,
may we see thee more clearly,
love thee more dearly,
and follow thee more nearly
day by day.
St Richard of Chichester

Lord, I shall be verie busie this day.  I may forget thee, but do not thou forget me.   Amen.
Sir Jacob Astley’s Prayer befor the battle of Edgehill

Grant us, O Lord
in thought, faith;
in word, wisdom,
in deed, courage;
in life, service;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord.   Amen
Inscribed on the Viceroy’s house in New Delhi

Prayer Diary for June 2020

Youth and Families weekly video for families – 26th May

Hi Everyone

This weeks video is about Breakfast on the Beach – I hope the children enjoy it.

All the best
Kate & Sam
Youth & Families

Youth and Families weekly video for families – 19th May

This week’s story is about God’s house. We realise our young people may be a little old for this, but please do share it with anyone you think might like it.

All the best
Kate & Sam
Youth & Families