#373: Nearly the Coronation

The photo above is of Croome Court in Worcestershire.

Here are the main upcoming events and other bits of news…

Thank you to everyone who helped run the Refreshments for the South Berkshire Singers’ Concert in Church last Sunday evening- it was a beautiful concert and the choir’s generosity allied to that of the audience means that we raised a little over £970 to support our three charities, which is amazing. Thank you!

As well as Services at 9.30, 10 and 11 this Sunday, we are also having an interesting hybrid service in the evening at St Paul’s at 6.15pm. The first part will be the Stations of the Resurrection- reflecting on some of the the Resurrection appearances made be Jesus in a stilling and meditative way- and then the second half will be Benediction as we pray in the presence of the Sacrament, and listen/ join in with the Choir’s plainsong. it will last about an hour, include 2 hymns and be very lovely indeed.

The Coronation Weekend is coming closer and this is the latest poster on what is going on- do tell your friends and neighbours and do come along. We are focusing everything on the Sunday, the 7th of May.

The Lucky Numbers draw for April took place at St Paul’s after Mass on Sunday, 19th March 2023.

Congratulations to the lucky winners who were:

£50     # 37      Jo Gulliford             

£25     # 72      Mike Darlison

£15     # 99      Keith Mintern       

£10     # 64      Tony Eggleston

One share (number) costs £24 per year, and you can have as many shares as you wish. Funds remaining after the distribution of the prizes go to the Restoration Fund, for repairs and renewals to the church building.

For more information, please contact Tony Roberts (979 5351), Liz Gallagher (989 1176) or Mary Cassidy (979 5096) – or talk to Mary at St Paul’s, or Tony or Liz at St Nicholas’.

The website Seen and Unseen is a new resource from the CofE with lots of articles engaging with the contemporary world and culture- it is well worth a look and a share:

Seen & Unseen | Seen & Unseen (

Here is the latest update from Bishop Hall in Madagascar:

And this concert is coming up soon in Earley, featuring Chris Cipkin and some of the Church Choir, among others:

Churches Together in Wokingham Service to mark the beginning of Christian Aid Week will be held on Sunday 14th May, 6pm at Wokingham Baptist Church. This will be followed by Churches Together in Wokingham AGM at about 7pm

Christian Aid coffee morning 10.45-12.45 on Saturday, May 20 at St Paul’s Rooms.

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