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Christmas what’s on November 29-December 5

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11-29-Sat

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. 

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

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 – The Maples Resource Centre, Amethyst Lane, Liebenrood Road, RG30 2EZ. Christmas Fair with plant and gift stalls, refreshments, a tombola and lots more. Father Christmas. 11am

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.

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

11-30-Sun


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.

HENLEY – St Mary’s Church, Hart Street RG9 2AU. Advent Carol Service. 6.30pm. Details: www.stmaryshenley.org.uk.

HURST – St Nicholas. Reflection and Compline for Advent Sunday using Celtic Advent artwork. 8pm. Details: http://thru-christ.org.uk.

LOWER EARLEY – Trinity Church, Chalfont Close RG6 5HZ. All-age Advent and Parade service: Toy gifting. 9.30am. Details: www.trinityearley.co.uk.

PANGBOURNE – St Bernadette’s, Horseshoe Lane RG8 7JL. Mass followed by Christmas party for children. 9am. Details: 0118 971 5350 or www.douaiparish.org.uk.

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

READING – St Laurence’s, Blagrave Street. Quiet service. 9.30am. Advent Sunday eating between services. 5pm. Details: www.saintlaurencereading.co.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

READING – St Bart’s, St Bartholomew’s Road. Advent Christingle service. 4pm. Details: www.lukeandbart.org.uk.

TILEHURST – Methodist Church, School Road. Christmas gift service. 10.30am. Details: www.tilehurstmethodist.org.uk.

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

TWYFORD – Bell Corner. Village Christmas light switch-on. 5.30pm. Details: www.twyfordvillagepartnership.co.uk.7

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 from: 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.

12-01-Mon

ALDERMASTON – St Mary The Virgin Church. The 58th York Nativity Play. Dress rehearsal. 8pm. Retiring collection in aid of the church and The Children’s Society. Free tickets. Details: aldermastonnativity@hotmail.co.uk.

 

BINFIELD – Binfield Library, Benetfeld Road RG42 4JZ. Knit and Natter. 2pm. Refreshments included. Details: 01344 30666.

BINFIELD – Village Green opposite Roebuck Pub. Christmas light switch-on followed by carols and refreshments served by Newbold College. 6.30pm.

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

HENLEY – Town Hall, Market Place. Living Advent Calendar: a live performance. 6.15pm-6.45pm. Details: www.livingadventcalendar.co.uk.

READING – From Wyclife Baptist Church, King’s Road. Debz Day Trips presents: Christimas Trip for Over 50s to Winchester’s Christmas market, Catherdral and more. Includes two-course meal. £20. 12.30pm-8pm. 9.30am-6pm. Details: 07963 044201 or search Facebook for Debz Day Tripz.

READING – Town Centre. Christmas shopping evening for elderly and those with disabilities: A Victorian Christmas. 6pm-8pm.

READING – Town Hall, Blagrave Street. MAKE Reading presents: MAKE Christmas Cards with Jellytots. 11.30am. MAKE Papier Mache Santas. 4.30pm. Details: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/jelly-5850507873

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

READING – St Bart’s Church, St Bartholomew’s Road. St Bart’s Theatre presents Goose Chase: a Christmas play for children. 6.30pm. £7, £3 children. Details: 0118 931 3740.

SONNING COMMON – St Michael’s, Peppard Road. Advent Reflection: a time for quiet prayer and contemplation. 7.30pm-8.30pm. Details: www.saintmichaelsonningcommon.org.uk.

TWYFORD – HaaHoos. Living Advent Calendar presents: Paint your own pottery Christmas decorations. 3pm-6pm. Details: www.twyfordvillagepartnership.co.uk.

WOKINGHAM – Town Hall, Market Place. Wokingham Living Advent Calendar: a live mystery performance. 6pm. Details: wokylivingadvent.blogspot.com.

WOODLEY – Vauxhall Drive, Austin Road, Fitzroy Crescent, Hudson Road and Millbank Crescent. Woodley and Earley Lions present Santa’sSleigh Ride. 6.15pm-7.45pm. Details:

http://woodleyandearleylions-public.sharepoint.com

 

 

12-02-Tues

BINFIELD – Binfield Library, Benetfeld Road RG42 4JZ. After school craft session. 3.30pm-4.15pm. Details: 01344 30666.

HENLEY – The Angel on the Bridge, Thameside. Living Advent Calendar: a live performance. 6.15pm-6.45pm. Details: www.livingadventcalendar.co.uk.

SANDHURST – Sandhurst and Yateley Methodist Church, Scotland Hill. Prayer Supper: food plus prayer from 6.15pm. Details: www.sandhurstmethodist.org.uk.

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

READING – Palmer Building, Whiteknight Campus, University of Reading. Fairtrade Christmas Fair. Noon-2pm. Details: www.reading.ac.uk.

TWYFORD – St Thomas More Parish Centre, London Road. Living Advent Calendar Presents: Children’s quiz night for ages 5-11. 6pm-7.30pm. Details: www.twyfordvillagepartnership.co.uk.

WOKINGHAM – Wokingham Theatre. Wokingham Theatre presents A Christmas Fair. Details: www.wokinghamtheatre.org.uk or call 0118 978 5363.

WOKINGHAM – TG Art Gallery. Wokingham Living Advent Calendar: a live mystery performance. 6pm. Details: wokylivingadvent.blogspot.com.

WOODLEY – Vauxhall Drive, Oak Drive, Spruce Road, Cypress Road, Redwood Avenue. Woodley and Earley Lions present Santa’sSleigh Ride. 6.15pm-7.45pm. Details:

http://woodleyandearleylions-public.sharepoint.com

12-03-Wed

BRACKNELL – Kerith Centre, Church Road. Christmas Encounter: an afternoon of talks, carols and stories including a buffet lunch. 12.30pm. Details: www.kerith.co.uk.

HENLEY – Stuart Turner, Market Place. Living Advent Calendar: a live performance. 6.15pm-6.45pm. Details: www.livingadventcalendar.co.uk.

READING – Abbey Baptist Church, Abbey Square. CAMEO: come and meet each other friendship group with guest speaker. 2.15pm. Details: www.abbeybaptistchurch.org.uk.

READING – RISC, London Street RG1 4PS. Make Things With Recycled Materials: square platting technique to make a Christmas coaster. 6.30pm-8.30pm. Booking essential. Fee. Details: crafted.waste@gmail.com

READING – Town Hall, Blagrave Street. MAKE Reading presents: MAKE SomethinG Christmassy with the Jellytots. 11.30am. MAKE A Rag Rug Brooch. 2pm. Details: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/jelly-5850507873

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

TILEHURST – St Mary Magdalen Church. Reading Concert Singers Christmas Concert, including First World War tribute, carols and a performance of Graham Kendrick’s Rumours of Angels. £8, under 16s £4. 7.30pm. Details: 0118 942 5290.

TWYFORD – Cellar Shop, Stanlake Park Wine Estate. Living Advent Calendar presents: Wine tasting evening. 6pm-9pm. Details: www.twyfordvillagepartnership.co.uk.

WOKINGHAM – Market Place. Dressing the dress tree. 6.15pm.

WOKINGHAM – Wokingham Theatre. Wokingham Theatre presents A Christmas Fair. Details: www.wokinghamtheatre.org.uk or call 0118 978 5363.

WOKINGHAM – Market Place. Wokingham Living Advent Calendar: Dressing The Christmas Tree. 6pm. Details: www.wokylivingadvent.blogspot.com

WOODLEY – Church Road, Selsdon Avenue, Glendevon Road, Lavenham Drive, Church Road, St John’s Close. Woodley and Earley Lions present Santa’s Sleigh Ride. 6.15pm-7.45pm. Details:

http://woodleyandearleylions-public.sharepoint.com

 

12-04-Thurs

 

ALDERMASTON – St Mary The Virgin Church. The 58th York Nativity Play. 8pm. Retiring collection in aid of the church and The Children’s Society. Free tickets. Details: aldermastonnativity@hotmail.co.uk.

BEECH HILL – St Mary’s. Children’s Christmas shopping evening: gifts for siblings, parents and more, plus crafts. 4pm-6pm. Details: www.loddonreach.org.uk.

BEECH HILL – Thrive, Geoffrey Udall Centre. Christmas fair: wreaths, decorations, cards and more. 6pm-8.30pm. Details: 0118 988 5688 or www.thrive.org.uk.

BINFIELD – Binfield Library, Benetfeld Road RG42 4JZ. Pre-school bounce and rhyme session. 9am-10am. Details: 01344 30666.

CRANBOURNE – St Peter’s Church. Vicar’s Tea Party. 2pm-3.30pm. Details: www.winkfieldandcranbourne.org.uk

HENLEY – Mill Meadows Bandstand. Living Advent Calendar: a live performance. 6.15pm-6.45pm. Details: www.livingadventcalendar.co.uk.


READING – Room 102, Palmer Building, University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus. Chaplaincy lunchtime lecture – Richard Wilkinson, “The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone”. 1pm-2pm. Details: Mark Laynesmith / m.d.laynesmith@reading.ac.uk / 0118 378 8797.

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

READING – St Andrew’s URC, London Road. Blood donations. Details: www.blood.co.uk.

TWYFORD – St Mary’s Church, Station Road. Christmas Tree festival. 10am-4.30pm. Free entry. Concert by Waltham St Lawrence Band. 7.30pm. £7. Details: 0118 934 4792; office@thru-christ.org.uk and 0118 934 0642.

WOKINGHAM – Market Place. Farmers’ market. 9am-2pm. Details: bgo@wokingham-tc.gov.uk.

WOKINGHAM – Holme Grange Craft Village, Heathlands Road RG40 3AW. Late night shopping evening with live music and special offers. Until 8pm. Details: www.holmegrangecraftvillage.co.uk.

WOKINGHAM – Wokingham Theatre. Wokingham Theatre presents A Christmas Fair. Details: www.wokinghamtheatre.org.uk or call 0118 978 5363.

WOKINGHAM – Wokingham Baptist Church, Milton Road. Three-course Christmas lunch for all. 1pm. Booking essential. £10. Details: 0118 978 7174.

WOKINGHAM – Marks & Spencer, Peach Street. Wokingham Living Advent Calendar: a live mystery performance. 6pm. Details: www.wokylivingadvent.blogspot.com.

12-05-Fri

 ALDERMASTON – St Mary The Virgin Church. The 58th York Nativity Play. 8pm. Retiring collection in aid of the church and The Children’s Society. Free tickets. Details: aldermastonnativity@hotmail.co.uk.

BARKHAM – Village Hall. Christmas willow workshop: make wreaths and candle decorations. 10am-noon. £10. Details: office@abch.org.uk.

BEECH HILL – Thrive, Geoffrey Udall Centre. Christmas fair: wreaths, decorations, cards and more. 10am-1pm. Details: 0118 988 5688 or www.thrive.org.uk.

EARLEY – Earley St Peter’s Hall, Church Road. Friendship Lunch Group. 12.30pm. Details: 0118 966 8575.

EARLEY – Brookside Church, Brookside Close. Youth band fundraising concert. 7.30pm. Details: 0118 966 4474 or www.brooksidechurch.org.uk

ENGLEFIELD – St Mark’s, Englefield Estate. Swings and Smiles, a Newbury charity for people with special needs, Carol Service.6.30pm. Details: www.stmarksenglefield.org.uk.

HARE HATCH – Yeldall Manor RG10 9XR. Celebration service for the work of Yeldall Manor. 7.30pm. Details: info@yeldall.org.uk.

HENLEY – Simmons & Sons, Bell Street. Living Advent Calendar: a live performance. 6.15pm-6.45pm. Details: www.livingadventcalendar.co.uk.

HENLEY – Town Centre. Henley Christmas Festival, 01491 576982.

HENLEY – From Hotel du Vin. Christmas festival procession headed by Santa. 5pm-9pm. Details: www.henleyroundtable.org.

READING – From Wycliffe Baptist Church, King’s Road. Debz Day Trips presents: Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, plus tour of London’s Christmas lights. £10. 4.15pm-11pm. Details: 07963 044201 or search Facebook for Debz Day Tripz.

READING – Greyfriars Church, Friar Street RG1 1EH. Animal Antics: Christmas story, crafts, songs and party games for under fives and their parents/carers. 10.15am-11.15am. Details: www.greyfriars.org.uk.

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

READING – Town Hall, Blagrave Street. MAKE Reading presents: MAKE A Nativity In A Shoebox with Jellytots. 11.30am. MAKE your own vintage inspired gift wrap. 5.30pm. Details: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/jelly-5850507873

READING – St Andrew’s URC, London Road. Prostate Cancer Support Group. 6.30pm. Details: www.standrewsurcreading.org.uk

READING – Wycliffe Baptist Church, Kings Road. Experience a Victorian Christmas. 7.30pm. Free entry. Details: www.wycliffe-church.org.uk or 0118 929 9911.

TILEHURST – English Martyrs Church, Liebenrood Road. Cruse bereavement group Christmas social. 2pm. Details: englishmartyrsrdg.org.uk.

TILEHURST – Village Hall, Victoria Road. Tilehurst Amateur Dramatic Society presents Pantomurder by Jillian Rowe. 7.15pm. £7.50, £6 concessions. Details: 0118 942 9984.

TWYFORD – St Mary’s Church, Station Road. Christmas Tree festival. 10am-9pm; live entertainment during evening. Free entry. Details: 0118 934 4792; office@thru-christ.org.uk and 0118 934 0642.

TWYFORD – London Road. Living Advent Calendar presents: Christmas street faure. 6pm-9pm. Details: www.twyfordvillagepartnership.co.uk.

WOKINGHAM – Wokingham Theatre. Wokingham Theatre presents A Christmas Fair. Details: www.wokinghamtheatre.org.uk or call 0118 978 5363.

WOKINGHAM – Methodist Church, Rose Street. Festival of Christmas Trees. 10am-7pm. In Aid of WADE and Smile For Sam. Details: www.wokinghammethodist.org.uk.

WOKINGHAM – Methodist Church, Rose Street. Wokingham Living Advent Calendar: a live mystery performance. 6pm. Details: www.wokylivingadvent.blogspot.com.


 

 

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