Rector’s message 30th June 2023

Thank you so much In this my final weekly Rector’s message  as I retire I want to say on behalf of both myself and Lorraine firstly thank you for the wonderful send-off that was given to us last Sunday on my final Sunday taking services in the parish. We were deeply moved by the many … Read more

Rector’s message 23rd June 2023

Farewell Very quickly it seems the last service I will lead at All Saints, and retirement, has arrived.  There will be some time to say thank you and good wishes for the future this coming Sunday.  Lorraine and I have received several kind messages already. Thank you. Last Monday evening we had the church re- … Read more

Rector’s message 16th June 2023

The church opens! This weekend we celebrate the re-opening of the church as both a place of worship and a community space. Appropriately therefore we have this weekend both a community event, a concert, on Saturday evening, and our full range of morning services on Sunday. Then on Monday evening is the official celebration and … Read more

Rector’s message 9th June 2023

The wait is over ..almost! On Sunday 18th June we are holding our first Sunday services back in the church since March 2022. Alleluia! The wait is over! Now we can start not only to imagine but to create the new future of this church building as a community space for many different kinds of … Read more

Rector’s message 2nd June 2023

Our new Parochial Church Council Last month at our Annual Church meeting our new Parochial Church Council (PCC) was elected.  I am very happy that all 12 seats for the representatives of the congregation were filled. It means that 6 of the 12 are new to the PCC, either not having served on it before, … Read more

Rector’s message 26th May 2023

Will you be coming to the celebration of the re-opening of the church? The final elements of the redesign of the inside of the church are coming together very quickly now as the completion date draws closer. There are some wonderful surprises in store even for those who have attended previous open days! The celebration … Read more

New Parochial Church Council (PCC)

Congratulations to Alun James and John Burbury, who were re-elected as our churchwardens at last Sunday’s annual meeting; and to the six new members of the Parochial Church Council (PCC).  PCC members are pictured here at yesterday’s training/induction session facilitated by the Berkshire Parish Development Adviser, Rhodri Bowen. . What the PCC does and the … Read more

Rector’s message 19th May 2023

Going outside A lack of space in The Cornerstone yesterday evening meant that we came up with a new plan for our Ascension Day evening service – we held it in the garden of All Saints Rectory. Fortunately the weather was kind. Celebrating the ascension of Christ into  heaven whilst we had a clear view … Read more

Rector’s message 12th May 2023

Annual Church Meeting This Sunday at 11am we hold our Annual Church Meeting. It will be the last Annual Meeting I will  chair before I retire. You will be relieved to hear that  in my Rector’s report I am not planning to review the past 26 years of life at All Saints – just 2022,  … Read more

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