Living Nativity - Sunday 20th December 15
SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL.
Thanks to everyone who who joined us at Wesley Methodist and journeyed with Mary and Joseph and their donkey around our local streets to share the Christmas Story with our local community.
We visited the Christmas tree at the Royal Berks Hospital toshare a prayer for the patients and staff, then headed back to St Andrew’s for a cheery welcome and some delicious hot soup.
On Saturday 28th March we enjoyed the very special event ‘A Time for Jesus’ performed by the Life and Mission Choir.
Thanks to the choir and their Musical Director, Paul Wardrop Day for this very moving musical passion play, which told Mark's story of the last week of Jesus’ life .
The Life and Mission Choir is an all age Christian choir and includes members from many Christian fellowships over the years - Anglicans, Catholics, Baptists, Methodists, United Reformed Church and others. Their mission is to sing, worship God and share the Good News.
Many thanks to everyone who joined us for the BIG LUNCH on 7th June.
A joint inter-denominational event between
St Andrew's URC, Wesley Methodist and
St Luke'sC of E saw over 300 people join us
for a community Bar B Que in Eldon Square.
Contribution raised £175.00 for Christian Aid's
Earthquake Disaster Appeal for Nepal
L to R: Eilish Macbean, Doug Wright, Colin Macbean, Margaret Smith, John Miller, Marjory Wright, Frank Groves
Many thanks to all the St Andrew's members who contributed to the Christian Aid / DEC Appeal for Nepal.
Our special offering on 3rd and 10th May in aid of the Christian Aid / Disaster Emergency raised a total of £1,692.87 including Gift Aid. Thanks to everyone who donated.
Our Junior Church organised a sponsered walk around Dinton Pastures in Wokingham and helped increase the total to over £2000. Well done everyone.
As a Church with a gathered congregation, it is good to share quality time together and each year our Church Picnic helps us do just that.
With members from over 20 nations, a walk along the Thames at Henley and for some of our younger more active members, climbing trees is great fun.
Time for Jesus - A musical passion play Sat 28th March
Some sixty members from our three churches gathered together for our first Group Pastorate SUMMER TEA and PRAISE worship on Sunday 5th July at Tilehurst URC.
It was a good opportunity to meet with and share tea, savouries and cakes and just have a chat with old and new friends.
The Worship service was uplifting under the theme PRAISE and included Joseph Njenga speaking about a Bible passage that meant so much to him. A member from Grange and Tilehurst also shared their favourite bible passage.
Finally a rousing address by Lt Colonel Alan Atherton of the Salvation Army under E for Encouragement, sent us all home rejoicing. A very positive experience.
Our three churches in our joint Pastorate serve three quite different local communities. Therefore it is important that we from time to time have joint events where we can share fellowship together.
So our Barn Dance in Grange URC on Saturday 5th September, was a good opportunity to meet folks from Grange and Tilehurst and we did have a great time. The band were superb and our caller Keith tried his best to keep us on track but is was just as much fun when things went slightly awry.