Christmas services

  • Carols and lessons 4.30pm, Sunday 19th December – start Christmas week by singing carols and hearing the Christmas story.
  • Puppet nativity play 4.30pm, Christmas eve – join Poppy, Grandpa, and Derek the donkey in the Christmas story. 
  • Family communion 9.30am, Christmas day – come and celebrate the birth of Jesus with us. Bishop Olivia Graham will be leading the service.

Latest news

  • Busy Bees was going to finish for Christmas on Monday 20th December restarting on 10th January 2022. However in light of the worsening news about the Omicron variant of Covid it has been decided that we should cancel Busy Bees on Monday 20th December. We still intend to start again on 10th January 2022. See: Busy Bees.
  • While we’re without a parish priest, please direct questions that you would have asked Rev. Derek Chandler to our church warden David Howell: [email protected].
  • You’re welcome to join us at any or all of our services, either at the church or online. For details, see worship.

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    In church

    When you come to the parish centre or church, you need to wear a face covering and follow the stewards’ guidance to keep risks from Covid-19 as low as possible. Our church is currently open for:

    • Services at 9.30am on Sundays, and 10.30am on Wednesdays.
    • Food bank donations on Sunday and Tuesday mornings.


    • Services at 9.30am every Sunday. Attend using zoom or watch the recording later on YouTube. For details and links to recent services, see Online services.
    • Online sessions for children are taking a break until September. For more information and links to useful resources, see Derek’s letter to families. For links to recorded sessions of Busy bees and COGS services see the Busy bees and COGS channels on YouTube.

    For services from the Oxford diocese, see https://www.oxford.anglican.org/coronavirus-covid-19/livestream/.

    If you have friends who don’t have internet access, there are also services from Oxford and prayers available by telephone. For details, see a note from Hayley.

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    Prayer for Christian Unity.
    Be watchful, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love. 1 Corinthians 16:13-14, RSV
    Father, I have to thank You for looking beyond my faults and for loving me unconditionally. Forgive me when I fail to love others in the same way. Give me eyes to see the needs of the difficult people in my life, and show me how to meet those needs in a way that pleases You.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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    O Lord, you are the beginning of all our goodness, the wellspring of all our loving and the source of all our freedom. Let your grace continually work within us, that your will may be done through us, and that we may always rejoice in your presence; now and for ever. Amen.
    The community came together to Remember Olly

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    Love and prayers to Olly’s family x

    One year ago today we lost Olly from our community. Remember in your prayers Ollys family and friends. We will Remember Olly at a special private service at 3pm today. The service will be relayed to those outside and candles can be lit in his memory.
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    Lord help me to remember that nothing is going to happen to me today that You and I together can’t handle. Amen
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    Who was Barnabas?

    Barnabas lived at the same time as Jesus and during the life of the early Christian Church he became instrumental in the spreading of the Christian gospel throughout the Mediterranean.  His name means ‘encourager’. Encouragement forms an integral part of our church community at the crossroads in the benefice of Emmer Green with Caversham Park.

    Like Barnabas we want to encourage and support you. Also like Barnabas we believe we have a message we want to share with you, the good news of the gospel which opens up a whole new way of life.