Church Information

St Mary's Church, Sulhamstead Abbots


Church Services 2017

Associate Priest: Revd Dr Anthony Peabody
Tel No: 0118 983 2491

November 2017
Wednesday 1st All Saints Day
7.00 pm West Window Dedication Service
  Blessing by Andrew Proud, Bishop of Reading
  Follow by a finger buffet.
Sunday 5th  
08.30am BCP Communion
10.00am Iona Service Holy Communion + Children's Church
3.30pm Special Service for All Souls' Day
Sunday 12th  
10.00am Holy Communion
11.00am Act of Remembrance at the Flag Pole in churchyard

Coffee is served after every 10.00am service.
We do hope you will join us to meet your neighbours,
exchange news and views, or even share any glut you 
have from your back garden!

For those unfamiliar with the Iona service, it is more family friendly.
We welcome all to these services, and look forward to seeing you.

Coffee is served after every 10am service.

Come along and meet your neighbours.

Children especially welcome at the Iona Service

where activities are arranged for part of the service





To place an advert in the magazine, please contact:

Mrs Jenny Peabody

Tel: 0118 983 2491


To request inclusion of copy in the magazine, please contact the editor:

The Editors


The Bishop of Reading Blesses the new Roof at St Mary’s Sulhamstead

For some time the Churchwardens of St Mary’s Sulhamstead, Dorcas Green and Ros Coulson, have worried about the roof of their 13th Century church.  Slipping tiles, and the prospect of imminent roof failure prompted action on a new tiled roof.

Those who have been here before will know that this is not a project to be undertaken lightly.

However, with the aid of a generous grant from a local charity, (Ufton Nervet Fuel

Allotment Charity), gifts from local people, and with the assistance of the Greenham Common Trust, the project has come to fruition.

JG Restorations of Swindon worked to a tight timetable, and blessed by good weather, worked around wedding bookings, to the delight and relief of all our brides.

Hundreds of handmade tiles were signed by parishioners, schoolchildren, wedding couples, baptised babies (or their parents), or just passers by.  Great fun for the local historian in the years ahead! Just who are Chelsea and Everton?

The roof was blessed by Bishop Andrew on the 10th of June from a vantage point on top of the scaffolding.  Bishop Andrew said “The church looks fantastic, and is a visible sign for all to see, of a vibrant Christian presence in this part of Berkshire. The roof will shelter our Christian family for years to come”.

Associate priest Revd Anthony Peabody thanked everyone for their persistence, skill and generosity which made the roof project go smoothly, and which has resulted in a thing of beauty and delight, our new church roof.

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