Short film – ‘The Bench’

Short film “The Bench” written, directed and edited by Anne Massey of Reading Film and Video Makers club during the summer of 2017 in and around St. James’ churchyard…

This film won the summer team challenge competition against 8 other entries, and also received a nomination for originality.
Our thanks to Anne for allowing us to publish this on our parish web site.

Berkshire Womens’ Aid thanks

A Big Thank You to all who so generously donated items for the Berkshire Womens’ Aid.

We delivered two very large car loads and the look on the faces of ladies as they helped unpack them said it all.

They were amazed, delighted, and extremely grateful

100 square board for Churchyard Maintenance

Result of latest 100 square board for Churchyard Maintenance.

The latest board drawn on 17 Dec saw Andy Thomas winning with number 66.

She took the £40 Tally Ho voucher but kindly donated back the two bottles of wine which were then won by Sue Sampson.

Thank you to all who supported and raised £116.

Congratulations to Linda!

Huge Congratulations to Linda Atkinson for achieving the RSCM Gold Medal, the highest award possible!

St James Christmas Hamper Raffle

Many thanks to everyone who bought tickets and supported the Christmas Hamper Raffle.

The winner of the Hamper was ticket number 167 won by John Phillips, we hope you enjoy all the goodies over Christmas.

The second prize of Smarties chocolates was ticket number 170, won by Karly Hague.

A profit of £273 was raised for the church flower fund. Your support in helping to keep the floral displays in church throughout the year is much appreciated by Denise and her flower buddies.


After more than three years of work with the parish, our Youth and Family Worker, James, is stepping down from his post in the New Year.

He’s been offered an exciting opportunity working for a national charity overseeing part of their youth work provision.

It wasn’t an easy decision to make and he’d like to thank the parish for the support, grace and love he’s been showed during his time here.

He hopes to remain an active member of our community.

Fundraising for St James’ Churchyard Maintenance

Thank you to all those who supported the sale at St James’ on 3rd Dec.   It raised £184.50.

The 100 square board started that day will be drawn after the 11am service on Sunday 17th Dec.

Gift Sunday thanks

Thank You to everyone who donated items on Gift Sunday, and also to Tesco in Wokingham who were very generous and donated many goods to be taken to the women’s refuge.

Poppy Appeal thanks

Thank you to everyone who donated to the Poppy Appeal.  £279.63 was raised.

Thank you…

To all who supported the recent Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal. 41 boxes were sent to Families and the Elderly in Eastern Europe.

To all who supported Traidcraft in November. Sales of Christmas Cards and other items were £199.84.

To all who shopped and spent money at the Bring & Buy Sale at St James’; we raised £330 for church funds.