What's on in the Benefice


Please note that all events are postponed for the time-being


St Andrew's United Benefice Prayer Group

The St Andrew's United Benefice Prayer group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month at Crossways in South Stoke from 2.30-3.30pm.

The group meets to pray together for matters of concern and thanksgiving. In particular, prayers are offered for the St Andrew's development appeal; for the local community and for those who are ill or in need. Prayers follow an established pattern but are informal in nature. Everyone is welcome to come to any of these meetings.


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Family services

Family Services at St Thomas' in Goring are held on the first Sunday of each month at 9:30am.

Family Services at St Andrew's in South Stoke are held on the first Sunday of each month at 11:15am.

There is no family service at St Mary's in Streatley so you are welcome to join in with St Andrew's or St Thomas' instead.

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Coffee morning at St Andrew's Church in South Stoke

This event happens every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10.30am to noon.

This event is popular. There is always a choice of delicious mouth-watering cakes and a chance to catch up with friends in the village. Come and make new friends at St Andrew's Church. Everyone is welcome.

Check the calendar for dates.


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Pick-a-Flick is for retired people of Goring, Streatley and South Stoke. A filmshow and light lunch are provided every 3rd Thursday of the month (except August) from 10:30am to 2pm in The Canterbury Room at St Thomas' Church, Goring.



Finding Neverland
Thursday 16th April, 1hr 46mins
A historical family drama about playwright JM Barrie and his relationship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan.

Next dates for your diary: 21 May, 18 June and 16 July.

If you would like to be invited to this event or you know of anyone who would appreciate an invitation, please contact Jenny Boyd via the United Benefice email. The cost is £3 per event including light lunch; extra donations are very welcome towards the United Benefice Church expenses. Unless you have signed in for always attending, please RSVP a few days before each event so we can cater correctly. It is not necessary to book in advance, but if you would like a lift to the church please contact Jenny Boyd 872109 or Billie Richards 873540. We look forward to welcoming you.


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Ecumenical Lent Groups 2020... Pilgrimage

The Sign-Up Lists for our Lent Course will be in all the Churches in the Parish and Benefice from this Sunday 2nd February. The Course will begin in the week of Monday 2nd March and run for five sessions, followed by an Easter Celebration on Thursday 23rd April. The Course Booklet will cost £3.00.

Each week in our Home Groups we will gather for reflection around a number of themes relating to Pilgrimage. You are invited to join us on our spiritual journey through Lent, both alone and in company, sharing our personal reflections, stories and insights.

Everyone is welcome! Please join us on our Lenten journey.
The Ecumenical Lent and Advent Planning Committee


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Come and Sing Stainer's Crucifixion

Singers are invited to come and enjoy an afternoon workshop on Stainer's Crucifixion followed by afternoon tea and performance. The event, led by Michael Howell (music director) and Bryan Almond (organist), will take place at St. Thomas' Church in Goring-on-Thames on Saturday 28th March. The workshop will start at 2pm. During the afternoon, singers will learn the choruses and hymns from Stainer's Crucifixion, followed by afternoon tea and a performance at 5pm. For the choir, all music and an afternoon tea with plenty of cake will be provided!

We expect the 60 choir places to go quickly. Tickets for the choir workshop cost £12 (early bird reduced price of £10 if bought before 23rd March) and can be bought from Inspirations or Elizabeth Parkinson (tel. 07548 186553) or email parkinsonfamily1@btinternet.com

The concert at 5pm will be free for the audience with donations to St. Thomas' organ fund welcome.


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Oxford Welsh Male Voice Choir

7:30pm Saturday 25th April

This acclaimed choir will be performing again at St Thomas' Church. Refreshments will be served during the interval and it promises to be a wonderful evening. Look out for the posters!

Tickets will be £12 and Christine has very kindly agreed to host the Box Office tel: 875094.


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