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What’s on this week

Events around the region for the week beginning Monday November 24.


CAVERSHAM – Grace Church, peppard Road. Pop-in Cafe for seniors. Includes tea, chat and homemade cakes. 2.30pm-4pm. Details: www.gracechurchcaversham.org.uk

EARLEY – St Nicolas Church, Sutcliffe Avenue. Noah’s Ark: prayers, songs, playtime for pre-school children and their carers. Details: 0118 966 9080 or www.stnicolas.org.uk.

READING – St John and St Stephen, Orts Road, RG1 3JN. Monday Monsters toddler group: arts, crafts, singing, games and more. 12.45pm-3pm. Donation of 50p. Term-time only. Details: www.facebook.com/MondayMonsters1

READING – All Saints Church Hall, Downshire Square. Coffee on Mondays. 10.0am-11.45am.

SOUTHCOTE – Southcote Christian Mission. Age Concern Lunch Club. From 9am. Details: www.southcotemission.org.uk.

SOUTHCOTE – Southcote Christian Mission, RG30 3BL. Reading Aglow meeting: Mabel Boyd, manager of the Churches in Reading Drop-in Centre (CIRDIC) and a leader in Reading Community Church. £5. 7.30pm. First meeting free. Details: 07747 636832 / karen.allen@myaglow.com /www.facebook.com/readingaglow

WOKINGHAM – The Cornerstone, Norreys Avenue, RG40 1UE. Kings Church Wokingham presents Kings Kiddies: play, song, craft and storytelling with a biblical focus for preschool kids and their carers. 9.45am-11.30am. Details: 0118 961 9876 or admin@kingschurch.org.uk

EASTHAMPSTEAD – Easthampstead Baptist Church, South Hill Road. Messy Church. 3.30pm. Details: www.ebc-bracknell.org.

WOKINGHAM WITHOUT – St Sebastian’s Parish Centre, Nine Mile Ride RG40 3AT. Surviving the Break-Up: four sessions offering help for those facing separation, break-up or divorce. 8pm. £10, to cover course costs. Help available if cost an issue. Details: 01344 761050.



BINFIELD – Binfield Free Church. Jollytots toddler group, term-time only. 10am-11.30am. Details: www.binfieldfreechurch.com.

BRACKNELL – Bullbrook Community Centre, Bay Road. Communi-Tea Coffee Morning: tea, coffee and cakes. All welcome. 10am-noon.

BRACKNELL – St Joseph’s Church. Mothers and Toddlers groups. 9.30am-11.30am. Details: www.bracknellcatholicchurch.org.

CROWTHORNE – Methodist Church, Duke Street. Communion service followed by Churches Together in Crowthorne coffee morning. 10am. Details: www.crowthornemethodistchurch.org.uk.

CROWTHORNE – St John The Baptist Church, Waterloo Road. Minus Fives: fun for under fives on Wednesdays (not AUgust). £1 donation. 9.30am-11.30am. Details: www.crowthorneparishchurch.org.uk.

EASTHAMPSTEAD – Easthampstead Baptist Church, South Hill Road. CAMEO – Come And Meet Each . Details: www.ebc-bracknell.org.

EMMER GREEN – Parish Centre, St Barnabas Road. St Barnabas Arts and Craft circle. 9.30am. Refreshments available. Details: www.warfield.org.uk.

READING – Abbey Baptist Church, Abbey Square. Bible study 2.30pm. Details: 0118 957 2197 or www.abbeybaptistchurch.org.uk.

WHITLEY – Christ The King Church parish centre, Northumberland Avenue. 60’s Plus Club: bingo, tea, biscuits, chat and more. 1pm-3.45pm. Details: Danny Apap 0118 967 1344 or d.apap@ntlworld.com.

 SANDHURST – Sandhurst and Yateley Methodist Church, Scotland Hill. Rejoice: an hour of singing old hymns and learn new songs. 2.30pm. Followed by refreshments. Details: www.sandhurstmethodist.org.uk.


BRACKNELL – St Joseph’s Church. Peggy’s Keep Fit Classes. 2pm-3pm. All welcome. Details: www.bracknellcatholicchurch.org.

EASTHAMPSTEAD – Easthampstead Baptist Church, South Hill Road. Pre-mix Toddlers for children and carers. 9.30am-11am. Term-time only. Details: www.ebc-bracknell.org.

READING – Abbey Baptist Church, Abbey Square, Reading, RG1 3BE. Come along for a drink and a chat every Wednesday from 10am. Soup lunch 12.30pm-2pm. £1.50. All welcome. The cake is homemade, the coffee is filtered and the chat is exceptional.

SOUTHCOTE – Grange URC, Circuit Lane. Cafe Alive: tea, coffee, activities for children and more. 3pm-4.30pm during term time.

SOUTHCOTE – Southcote Christian Mission. Coffee morning with a guest speaker. 10.20am. Details: www.southcotemission.org.uk.

 EASTHAMPSTEAD – Easthampstead Baptist Church, South Hill Road. Messy Church. 3.30pm. Details: www.ebc-bracknell.org.

SPENCERS WOOD – St Michael & All Angels. A worship evening combining both new and older songs/hymns to suit all, musicians from various local churches, everyone welcome. Refreshments. 7.45pm. Detail: Phil 0118 988 2804 (evenings).

WOKINGHAM – All Saints Church, Wiltshire Road. Baroque Concerts presents Devotion, Delight and Deception in the Golden Age with William Summers (baroque flute). Patricia Hammond (alto), Jamie Akers (vihuela, lute). 8pm. £12.50 advance, £14 on door. Tickets from The Cornerstone or on the door. Details: www.allsaintsmusic.org.uk.

WOKINGHAM – Library, Denmark Street. Christmas Crafts with Caroline Marriott: Decorative Create An Angel. 10am-noon. £5. Gillian Stapleton tells the storey of her Grandmother, a munitions worker in The Great War. 2pm £5.Details: 0118 978 1368.

WOODLEY – St John Bosco. Pre-advent talks. 7.30pm.



BINFIELD – Binfield Free Church. Bible study. 10.30am-noon. Details: www.binfieldfreechurch.com.

SHINFIELD – Baptist Church, Hollow Lane. 10.00am – 12.00 noon. Coffee morning – all welcome. Details: shinfieldbaptist.org.uk

READING – Reading Central Salvation Army, Anstey Road RG1 7JR. Craft group. 11am-2pm. Details: www.readingcental.org.uk

READING – Abbey Baptist Church, Abbey Square, Reading, RG1 3BE. Coffee Pot meets every Thursday at 7-30pm for table tennis to darts, scrabble to cribbage. Come and play your favourite games and have a good time with friends old and new.

READING – Norcot Mission Church, Brockley Close, Tilehurst RG30 4YP. Glow-worms Parent/Carer and Toddler Group. 10am-11.30am during term time. £1 charge per family includes refreshments. Details: Rachel Littledale, 0118 9431071.

STOKE ROW – Stoke Row Independent Chapel, Newlands Lane, Stoke Row, Near Henley on Thames, RG9 5PA. 15-00. Every Thursday the chapel is open for personal prayer and meditation.

WOODLEY – St James’ Church Centre, Kingfisher Drive. St James Cafe: sandwiches, cakes, drinks, soup and more, term-time only. 11am-1.30pm. Details: www.stjameswoodley.org.

EARLEY – Earley St Peter’s Hall, Church Road. Thursdays@Ten: a chance to enjoy coffee and chat. 10am-11.30am. Details: 0118 966 8575.

READING – Town Hall Square, Blagrave Street. Reading Christmas Food and Craft Fair. 11am-8pm.



BINFIELD – Binfield Free Church. Origin youth group for ages 8-13, term-time only. 7pm-8.30pm. Details: www.binfieldfreechurch.com.

BRACKNELL – Bracknell Methodist Church, Shepherd’s Lane. Coffee morning. 9am-12.30pm. Details: www.bracknellmethodist.org.uk

READING – The Pavilion, Oxford Road. Cafe 12: community cafe offering drinks and lunches for a reasonable price. 10am-2pm.

SOUTHCOTE – Southcote Christian Mission. Friday lunch club. 12.30pm. Details: www.southcotemission.org.uk.

WOKINGHAM – St Paul’s Parish Rooms, Reading Road. Prayers and Bears toddler group. 1.30pm-3.30pm. £1 per family. Details: 0118 979 2122.

BEECH HILL – St Mary’s. Christmas shopping evening: meet suppliers, buy local crafts, enjy mince pies and mulled punch and more. 6pm-8.30pm. Details: www.loddonreach.org.uk.

EMMBROOK – The Dog and Duck,Matthews Green Road. Joel Park Residents Association Coffee Afternoon. 1.30pm-3pm.

LOWER EARLEY – Trinity Church, Chalfont Close. Times 4 Us: a ladies’ night with Christmas crafts, decorations and card making. 8pm-9.30pm. Details: www.trinityearley.co.uk.

READING – Town Hall, Blagrave Street. MAKE Reading presents: MAKE an Advent Calendar. 4pm. Details: www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/jelly-5850507873

READING – Town Hall Square, Blagrave Street. Reading Christmas Food and Craft Fair. 11am-8pm.

READING – The Oracle and John Lewis. Black Friday one-day flash sale. 9am-9pm.

READING – Wycliffe Baptist Church, King’s Road. Chaplin’s Pantos presents Cinderella, a children’s pantomime. £6, including refreshments. 4pm. Details: 0118 929 9911.

TILEHURST – St Mary Magdalen, Rodway Road. Christmas market. 40p, Children free. 7.30pm. Details: www.stmarymagdalen-tilehurst.org.uk. 


LOWER  EARLEY – Baptist Church. Community cafe meets, suitable for families and more. All welcome. 10am-12.30pm. www.lowerearleybaptistchurch.org.uk

BEECH HILL – Memorial Hall RG7 2BE. Inspired Handmade Christmas craft fair. 10am-3pm. Details: www.inspiredcraftfairs.co.uk.

BRACKNELL – St Joseph’s, Stanley Walk. Bracknell Choral Society autumn concert. 7.30opm. Includes Handel’s Dixit Dominus, Schubert’s Mass in G and Mozart’s orchestral favourite Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music). Accompanied by The Senesino Players. £15, under 18s frees. Details: www.bracknellchoral.org.uk.

CAVERSHAM – Methodist Church, Gosbrook Road. Christmas fair. 2pm-4pm.

CAVERSHAM – St Andrew’s Church, Albert Road. Patronal Eucharist followed by a buffet. 7.30pm. Details: www.standrewscaversham.org.

EARLEY – Trinity Church, Chalfont Close. Walking group with pub lunch. 10am from church car park. Details. www.trinityearley.co.uk.

EARLEY – St Nicolas Church, Sutcliffe Avenue. Exhibition for World Aids Day. Details: 0118 966 9080 or www.stnicolas.org.uk.

GORING – St Thomas’ Church. Christmas fair. 11am-2pm.

KIDMORE END – Kidmore End Primary School. Christmas Fair run by School Association and St JOhn The Baptist & Christ The King Churches. Stalls, refreshmemnts, silent auction, Father Christmas, raffle and more. £2 adults. Noon-3pm.

KINTBURY – Avington St Mary, Church Street RG17 9TR. Cantemus Christmas Concert: From Renaissance to Rap. 7.30pm. £8. Details:

MORTIMER – Methodist Church. Christian Aid presents Unto To Us A Child Is Born – An Advent Retreat with guest speaker Stephen Ngugi. 10.30am-4pm. Details: XXXXXXX

NEWBURY – St Nicolas Church. Southern Sinfonia in concer: For The Fallen, music for the First World War. £15, under 16s £5. Details: www.neburychorla.org.uk or 0845 5218218.

READING – St Mark’s Church, Cranbury Road. Christmas fair. 2pm.

READING – English Martyrs Church, Lienbenrood Road. Christmas craft fayre in aid of Life Group. 1pm.

READING – Park URC, Palmer Park Avenue. Christmas fair and Christmas tree festival.

READING – The Hexagon, Queen’s Walk. Salvation Army carol service. 6.30pm. Details: www.carolconcert.org.uk.

READING – Emmanuel Methodist Church, Oxford Road. Christmas Fayre: gifts, cakes, books, DVDs, etc, hot lunches and more. 30p, children free. Fairround organ in car park. 10am-1.30pm.

READING – Christ Church, Millman Road. Christmas fair. Free entry. Time TBC.

READING – Broad Street Mall. Find Santa and take an Elfie. 10am-3pm. Details: www.broadstreetmall.com.

READING – Town Hall, Blagrave Street. MAKE Reading presents:MAKE Reading Santa’s Grotto. 11am-6pm. MAKE Christmas Decorations. 11.30am. MAKE Papier Mache Christmas figures. 3.30pm. Details: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/jelly-5850507873

READING – Town Hall Square, Blagrave Street. Reading Christmas Food and Craft Fair. 11am-8pm.

SHINFIELD – St Mary’s Church. Winter Fayre: Father Christmas, live animals, hot dogs and more. Noon-3.30.

SONNING COMMON – Christ The King. Christmas Fair.

SWALLOWFIELD – Parish Hall. All Saints Church presents a Christmas market and coffee morning. 10am-1pm.


TILEHURST – St Mary Magdalen, Rodway Road. Christmas market. 40p, Children free. 2pm. Details: www.stmarymagdalen-tilehurst.org.uk. 

WOKINGHAM – Bradbury Centre, Methodist Church, Rose Street. More Arts Winter Arts and Gifts Fayre: handcrafted gifts such as ceramics, jewellery, woodwork, paintings, textiles etc.10am-4pm.

WOKINGHAM WITHOUT – Holme Grange Craft Village. Carol singing. 3pm. Details: www.stsebastians.org.uk.

WOODLEY – Town centre. Woodley Winter Extravaganza: Christmas light switch-on with Christmas carols, Reading Operatic Society, Woodley Concert band and more. 4.30pm.

YATELEY – St Peter’s Church. Christmas fair. Details: www.stpetersyateley.info


 BRIMPTON – St Peter’s Church. Advent Sunday service 10am. Followed by a special birthday cake for the Revd Becky Bevan. Details: www.awb.org.uk.

CAVERSHAM – St Peter’s, The Warren. Advent carols: begin the countdown to Christmas. 6.30pm. Details: www.stpetercaversham.org.uk.

EARLEY – St Nicolas Church, Sutcliffe Avenue. Exhibition for World Aids Day. Details: 0118 966 9080 or www.stnicolas.org.uk.

READING – Christ Church, Christ Church Road. Advent carol service. 6pm. Details: www.christchurchreading.org.uk.

READING – Town Hall, Blagrave Street. MAKE Reading presents: MAKE REading’s Santa’s Grotto. 11ma-6pm. MAKE A Star. 11.30am-12.30pm. MAKE A Rag Rug Brooch. 3pm. Details: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/jelly-5850507873

READING – Town Hall Square, Blagrave Street. Reading Christmas Food and Craft Fair. 11am-5pm.

READING – Abbey Baptist Church, Abbey Square. Christingle service. 6.30pm. Details: www.abbeybaptist.org.uk.

READING – Reading Minster Church of St Mary The Virgin. Advent Carol Service. 6pm. Details: www.readingminster.org.uk.

READING – St Andrew’s URC, London Road. St Andrew’s Day parade by Reading Scottish Pipe Band. 10.30am. Details: www.standrewsurcreading.org.uk

TILEHURST – St Michael’s Church Hall, The Meadway. Readings and music for Advent. 6.30pm.

WINDSOR – Cricket Club, Home Park, Datchet Road. Alexander Divine Santa Dash: 5km festve run. £10 for over 12s in Santa suit, £5 under 12s. £25 family of four (two adults and two under 12s). From noon, race 1pm. Details: fayd@alexanderdevine.org or call 01628 822777, or you can download registration and sponsorship forms on our website:http://www.alexanderdevine.org/events.html

WOKINGHAM – Across town centre. Winter Carnival: The Magic of the Movies. Details: www.wintercarnival.co.uk.

WOKINGHAM – The Bradbury Centre,Rose Street. Winter Carnival refreshments: bacon sandwiches, toasted teacakes, mince pies and more. Music from singhealthy, the Wokingham Community Choir. Noon-4pm.

WOKINGHAM – Cantley House Hotel. Spanish guitar night. Dinner & Entertainment £32.50. Details: 0118 978 9912.

WOKINGHAM – All Saints Church, Wiltshire Road. Advent Carols by candelight. 6.30pm. Details: www.allsaintsmusic.org.uk.

WOODLEY – Christ Church, Crockhamwell Road. Monthly games afternoon. All welcome. Details: www.christ-church-woodley.org.uk.