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Auction of Promises

Help us get over the finishing line by taking part in the Ark’s online auction of promises! Bidding is open until Sunday 11 June at 9pm Check out the great offers at https://auctionofpromises.com/2017AuctionforTheArk    

The Opening and Dedication of the St. Andrew’s Ark

There was a special service, led by the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, at which the Ark was officially dedicated. Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled the plaque, formally opening St. Andrew’s Ark.

Easter Celebration – Calendar of Events

Easter 2017:  a great family celebration whatever your age. 9th April – Palm Sunday.  Holy Communion at 10:30am and Family Passover Celebration at 4:30pm 13th April – Maundy Thursday.  Holy Communion at 7:30pm 14th April – Good Friday.  The Last Hour readings at 2:00pm and Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem at 6:00pm[…]

Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem 14th April at 6pm

  St Andrew’s Church Choir and friends, present Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem in D Minor, Op. 48 on Good Friday, 14th April.  The concert starts at 6.00pm at St Andrew’s Church Sonning

Celebrate Easter With Us – 15th April, 2pm

  Celebrate Easter with us on Saturday 15 April at 2pm at The Ark, St Andrew’s Sonning with a free afternoon of fun.  Help us to cater for everyone by calling 0118 969 3298 or email tickets@sonningparish.org.uk if you are coming Featuring Sonning Easter Egg Hunt Riverside Walk Tower Tours Egg[…]

Passover Meal – Palm Sunday 9 April 4.30pm in St Andrew’s Ark

  Palm Sunday 9 April at 4.30pm in St Andrew’s Ark. All ages welcome to celebrate a Passover meal in which children re-enact the Exodus in costumes. Experience a traditional Jewish Seder with explanations and helpful insights into ‘The Last Supper’ as recorded in the Gospels. There will be a[…]

New Priest for the Parish

A statement from the Vicar, Sunday 12 February 2017 I am delighted to be able to announce that Revd Kate Toogood has been appointed as our ‘House for Duty’ Associate Vicar and she will come to the parish with her husband, Lawrence and three young boys in September.   Kate[…]

Fire in St. Sarik Room

Sadly there has been a fire in the St. Sarik Room this morning and the smoke damage is severe.  It is now completely out of action.  We are seeking to make alternative arrangements for toilet facilities.  The church is open, as usual and all planned services will continue.

St. Andrew’s Ark

  After much deliberation it has been decided to name our new hall the St. Andrew’s Ark, no doubt ending up being known as The Ark. This name was suggested the most by parishoners and we are pleased with the biblical link. The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, (seen[…]

Christmas Services at St Andrews

  Candlelit Nine Lessons & Carols Sunday 18 December at 6.30pm followed by drinks and mince pies   Christmas Eve Crib Service for all ages at 4pm Midnight Mass The Birth of Christ at 11.30pm   Christmas Day Christmas Family Communion at 10.30am Children invited to bring a toy to[…]