A round-up of events taking place this week across the Thames Valley.
Sunday, March 1
BRADFIELD – Bradfield College Chapel. Free concert by Enharmonic Choir, donations to Saints’ Project Trust. 6.30pm. Suitable for all ages. Details: www.thesaintsprojectstrust.org.
CAVERSHAM – St Andrew’s Church, Albert Road. Talk by the Revd Stuart Windsor of Christian Solidarity Worldwide with tea and cakes. 4.30pm. Details: www.standrewscaversham.org.
CAVERSHAM – St John’s, St John’s Road RG4 8EB. Service for fairtrade fortnight. 10am. Details: www.stjohnthebaptistcaversham.org.uk.
CAVERSHAM – Grace Church. A day with Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali: 10.30am morning service, 12.30pm lunch, 2.30pm Seminar: The Little People And Events In The Middle East. Details: www.gracechurchcaversham.org.uk.
CROWTHORNE – St John’s Church, Waterloo Road. Lent lunch in aid of relief work in Syria. 12.30pm-2pm. Suggested donation £5. Details: www.crowthorneparishchurch.org.uk.
EARLEY – St Nicolas, Sutcliffe Avenue. People, prayer and potatos Messy Church. Details: 0118 966 9080, email@example.com.
READING – Park URC, Palmer Park Avenue RG6 1DN. Messy Church. 3pm-5pm. Details: www.parkurc.org.uk.
SHINFIELD – Baptist Church, Hollow Lane. Messy Church. 4pm-6pm. Details: 0118 327 3180 or www.shinfieldbaptist.org.uk.
WOKINGHAM – All Saints Church, Wiltshire Road RG40 1UE. THE F WORD: stories of forgiveness, an exhibition of words and photographs. 2pm-5pm. Free entry. Details: www.allsaintswokingham.org.uk.
Monday, March 2
GORING HEATH – The Common Room at Allnutt Almshouses RG8 7RS. The Spiritual Journey and the Healing Ministry, a Lenten course exploring mediattion and silence. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org 01491-680261 or 07784 912935.
LOWER EARLEY – Trinity Church, Chalfont Way. Lent Course: Fruitfulness on the Frontline. 7.45pm-9.30pm. Details: www.trinityearley.co.uk.
READING – Bill’s Restaurant, Chain Street. Reading at Work and Christians in Science present Can a Christian be a Scientist? a talk by Professor Keith Fox. 7.45pm. Details or booking: email@example.com.
WOKINGHAM – All Saints Church, Wiltshire Road RG40 1UE. THE F WORD: stories of forgiveness, an exhibition of words and photographs. Details: www.allsaintswokingham.org.uk.
Tuesday, March 3
FINCHAMPSTEAD – St James’ Church Centre. Lent Lectures. Time TBC. Details: 0118 973 0133 or parish.finchampstead.co.uk.
TILEHURST – St Michael’s Church, Routh Lane. Lent lunches: soup, bread, cheese. £3.50. Cake 60p. In aid of Launchpad. Noon-1.30pm. Details: 0118 942 7331 or www.stmichaeltilehurst.org.uk.
WHITCHURCH – The Old Stables, High Street. Community coffee morning from 10.30am. Followed by lent lunches from 12.15pm-2pm. Details: 0118 984 5702.
WOODLEY – Christ Church, Crockhamwell Road. Network Fellowship Daffodill Day at Methodist Central Hall, Westminster. Details: www.christ-church-woodley.org.uk.
WOKINGHAM – All Saints Church, Wiltshire Road RG40 1UE. THE F WORD: stories of forgiveness, an exhibition of words and photographs. 10am-5pm. Free entry. Details: www.allsaintswokingham.org.uk.
Wednesday, March 4
ALDERMASTON – Shalford Farm House (opposite the T junction at the west end of Wasing Lane. Lent lunch: home-made soup, bread and cheese. 12.30pm. Donations for Consortium for Street Children’ www.streetchildren.org.uk.
ALDERMASTON – Rectory. Lent group. 7.30pm. Details: http://www.awb.org.uk.
EARLEY – Our Lady of Peace, Wokingham Road. Marriage and the Family: a Lenten open session featuring a talk and an open discussion. Elizabeth Davies, Marriage Family Life project Office: key outcomes of the 2014 Synod on Mission and the Family. 7.30pm-9pm. Free entry, no booking necessary.
EARLEY – Brookside Church, Brookside Close RG6 7HG. The Grace Course with Andy Morris and Terse Sturdy. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Details: www.brooksidechurch.org.uk.
SONNING COMMON – Christ The King Church. Lent study group. 2pm.
TILEHURST – Cornwell Centre, Home Croft, off Clements Mead. Blood donor sessions. Details: 0300 123 2323.
TILEHURST – St Mary Magdalen Church, Rodway Road. Reading Concert Singers spring concert: Mozart’s Spatzen-Messe (Sparrows Mass) KV220, together with works by John Rutter, Howard Goodall, Bob Chilcott and Musical Director Tim Munday. In aid of Berkshire MS Therapy Centre. £8, under 16s £4. 7.30pm. Tickets on door or 0118 942 5290.
TWYFORD – St Mary’s Church Centre. Lent course: The Lamb Wins. 8pm-9.45pm. Details: www.thru-christ.org.uk.
WHITCHURCH – The Old Stables, High Street. Lent group: Lord, teach us how to pray. 8pm. Details: 0118 984 5702.
WOKINGHAM – All Saints Church, Wiltshire Road RG40 1UE. THE F WORD: stories of forgiveness, an exhibition of words and photographs. Noon-5pm. Free entry Details: www.allsaintswokingham.org.uk.
Thursday, March 5
BRACKNELL – Kerith Community Church. Jason Upton in concert, hosted by Big Church Night In. 6.30pm. £12.50. Details: www.bigchurchnightin.com.
MIDGHAM – Vicarage. Lent group. 7.30pm. Details: http://www.awb.org.uk.
WARGRAVE – St Mary’s. Lent Bible study. 7.45pm. Details: www.wargravechurch.org.uk.
WOKINGHAM – All Saints Church, Wiltshire Road RG40 1UE. THE F WORD: stories of forgiveness, an exhibition of words and photographs. 10am-5pm. Free entry Details: www.allsaintswokingham.org.uk.
Friday, March 6
BRACKNELL – St Paul’s URC, Harman’s Water. Friday night fish and chips with Christian Aid. £6.50. Booking essential. Details: Jessica Hall on 01865246818 or email jhall@christian–aid.org.
CAVERSHAM – St John’s Church, Gosbrook Road. Women’s World Day of Prayer service: Do You Know What I Have Done For You? 8pm. All welcome.
EARLEY – Earley St Peter’s, Church Road. Lent lunches: a short talk and a simple soup lunch in aid of Reinspired and church funds: Simon of Cyrene and Centurion with Maureen Devine. 12.30pm. Details: 0118 966 8575.
EARLEY – St Nicolas, Sutcliffe Avenue. Quiz night in aid of Amos Trust housebuilding trust in Palestine. £10, including Palestinian snacks and fish n chip supper. Bring your own drinks. Details: 0118 966 9080, firstname.lastname@example.org.
GORING – Our Lady & St John, Ferry Lane. Women’s World Day of Prayer service. 1.30pm.
STOKE ROW – Stoke Row Chapel. Women’s World Day of Prayer service. 2pm.
WOKINGHAM – Methodist Church, Rose Street. Women’s World Day of Prayer service, all welcome. 2pm.
WOODLEY – St James’, Kingfisher Drive. Women’s World Day of Prayer service. 10.30am.
WOOLHAMPTON – Contact church for address. Lent group. 2.30pm. Details: http://www.awb.org.uk.
YATELEY – St Peter’s Church, Reading Road. Women’s World Day of Prayer service, all welcome. 10.30am. Details: www.stpetersyateley.co.uk.
Saturday, March 7
BRACKNELL – Kerith Community Church, Church Road. Free To Be Women’s event with Helen Cottee. 7pm-9pm. Free, bring drinks, snacks and a friend. Details: www.kerith.co.uk.
CAVERSHAM – St Andrew’s, Albert Road. Mothers Union baby and children sale. 9.30am. Details: www.standrewscaversham.org.
CHARVIL – Pearson Hall. 1st Sonning Scout Group quiz night. 6.30pm. £6, includes food. Bar available. Teams of 4-6. Details/tickets: email@example.com.
GORING – St Thomas of Canterbury RG8 9AD. Reading Bach Choir concert: Mass by Poulenc and a Requiem by Pizzetti. £12, Concessions £10, Students and 16-18 £8, under 16 £5. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0118 947 8097.
NEWBURY – St John The Evangelist Church, St John’s Road RG14 7PY. Mental Health Wellbeing conference with Suzanna Morris, founder of Churches Mental Health Consultancy. 9.30am-12.30pm. Free. Details: Colin Powelll: email@example.com.
READING – All Saints Church Hall, Downshire Square. Jumble Sale. 1.30pm.
READING – The Oasis, Baker Sreet. Women’s brekfast with guest speaker Natalie Brand. 9.30am-11.30am. Details: www.careybaptistchurch.org.uk.
READING – The Warehouse, Cumberland Road RG1 3LB. Barn Dance in aid of Amnesty International. Music by the Scamping Rogues. 7pm. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SANDHURST – St Michael’s Church, Lower Church Road. Quiz night. 7.30pm. Details: 01252 873030 or www.stmichaels-sandhurst.org.uk.
THREE MILE CROSS – South of Reading Christian Fellowship, Basingstoke Road RG7 1AT. PWMI (Prophetic Witness Movement International) Meeting: How God Will Save Egypt In The Last Days a talk by Pastor Jon Ikin of Union Chapel Evangelical Church, Bath. 7.30pm. Details: www.sorcf.co.uk or 0118 988 4508.
WINNERSH – St Mary’s Church Hall. Quiz night – teams of up to six. £10, includes a meal. Details: 0118 979 3898.
WOKINGHAM – Methodist Church, Rose Street. Action for Children Circuit Quiz and fish n chip supper (chicken or vegetarian option available). Teams of up to eight. 7pm.