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Each week a printed notice sheet is available at services and afterwards in the rack in the halls entrance.
This is also available electronically to church members.
Some of the more important and interesting items are reported on this page.

Toilet Twinning

Church Charity Project 2020

It was decided that our Church Charity Project for 2020 was Toilet Twinning, an offshoot of Tearfund who provide toilets, taps and training in Third World countries - see their video.

The first fund raiser as ever was Pancake Day on Tuesday 25th February. Unfortunately subsequent events were cancelled because of Coronavirus, so it was decided the project should extend into 2021. Meanwhile members were encouraged to get their own toilet twinned or to get their taps twinned.

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Christmas at Christ Church

For the first time on 25th December 2019 about 40 people (including volunteers), who would otherwise be on their own, sat down for Christmas lunch at Christ Church. A vast amount of food was prepared by the Winnersh Scouts and enjoyed by all, which was followed by a social afternoon including games and the Queen's Speech.

Christmas
Conversation Café

Conversation Café at Christ Church

We have been running Conversation Café in the Rainbow Café
at Christ Church since October 2019 - a weekly place to meet up and chat.

Whilst Conversation Café is closed for face to face meetings, a virtual one is open on Facebook and Zoom on Thursdays at 11:00.

Holiday Bible Club 2019 - Guardians of Ancora

2019's title was "Guardians of Ancora" and the club ran from 5th to 9th August, from 10:00-12:30 daily, with up to 38 children. Five lost story treasures were found which enabled five stories about Jesus to be told, and then recreated in art and craft. The puppets danced to gospel songs and the Guardian of the Keys read out the jokes. Joke of the week was: "A man got in a car accident and lost his left arm and left leg. He's all right now!" Group Art Gallery

Guardians of Ancora
Sue Ryder

Church Charity Project 2019

It was decided that our Church Charity Project for 2019 was Sue Ryder - Duches of Kent Hospice in Reading.

The first fund raiser as ever was Pancake Day on Tuesday 5th March and then there was Countdown on 20th April. The church "Concert of the Seasons" on 28th April and the Spring Fair on Saturday 11th May both raised large amounts, as did a Reading Male Voice Choir concert on Saturday 29th June, the Autumn Craft Fair and the Christmas Concert. The total raised was £6014.

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Paddington's Pilgrimage

From 2017 to 2019 Paddington is making his way around the churches in the URC Wessex Synod. We had him visit us and Woodley Airfield Church for the week starting 1st July 2018. He was visiting as many groups as he could, especially youth groups, and was asking the churches two questions about how young people are welcomed and nurtured in the church. You can read his blog of the week.

Paddington

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Page last updated: 12th June 2020.

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