St Mary's Church, Sulhamstead Abbots
Church Services 2017
Associate Priest: Revd Dr Anthony Peabody
|Sunday 4th||Pentecost Whit Sunday|
|10.00am||Iona Service Holy Communion|
|Sunday 11th||Trinity Sunday|
|Sunday 18th||First Sunday after Trinity|
|Sunday 25th||Second Sunday after Trinity|
Coffee is served after every 10.00am service.
|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
EVERY ONE IS WELCOMED
TO ST MARY’S CHURCH
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.
PCC Meeting Dates
MEETING DATES OF PCC IN 2015
All meetings are at 7.30 pm in the Parish Room. Please let a member of the PCC know if you would like to raise any issue or ask a question.
Revd Anthony Peabody, Revd Will Watts, Antony Aitken, Diana Bagshaw, Penee Chopping, Ros Coulson, Dorcas Green, Peter Hazelden, Andrew Hyde, Julie Howell, Bill Jones, Simon Lindley, Jenny Peabody, Gareth Price, David Smith, John Steeds, Gill Tallett, Tess Watson-Smith.