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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[…]

Parish Administrator and Finance Co-ordinator

Parish Administrator and Finance Co-ordinator Main roles: To staff the new parish office, 5 mornings a week, acting as the initial focal point for all enquiries to the parish. To provide support to the honorary treasurer in managing the day to day finances of the parish and the preparation of[…]

Candlelit Dickensian Christmas Fayre – Sunday 11th December

St Andrew’s Church Sonning from 2 – 4pm on Sunday 11 December, Parking available in Reading Blue Coat School 100 Candles, 100 Nativities, Carol Singing, St Nicholas, Hot Punch, Gifts, Books, Calendars, Decorations, Tower Tours, Produce, Cards & Lots More! Adults £2 – Children £1 — All proceeds to the[…]

Spam Email

Our parish administrator’s email has been hacked and her contacts have received a message saying she is in need of funds whilst stranded in Turkey. Needless to say, please disregard.

Patron’s Hall Inspection

The hall appeal patrons, Theresa and Philip May took time after a service to tour the hall and office building and to inspect progress.  Although the project is a little behind schedule, every effort is being made to complete the main construction work by early next month.  Landscaping work will[…]

Friends of St Andrew’s Church Brass Band Concert

Friends of St Andrew’s Church Sonning are holding a Brass Band Concert in memory of Martin Boyles featuring Ascot Brass, the combined Junior choirs from St Andrew’s Church, Sonning School and Soloist Ray Higgs Date: Friday 11th November 2016 at 7.30pm Venue: The Way Hall, Blue Coat School, Sonning Tickets:[…]

Local History as it Happened – All Three Volumes

. . . available now from: BRIGHTON’S Newsagents branches at Woodley Centre and 22 London Road, Twyford CHAPTER ONE BOOKSHOP Woodley Centre RPAbooks on AMAZON.CO.UK – on line PAT LIVESEY phone: 0118 961 8017 or Each volume: 300 pages, hardback with jacket – £14. 95  

Harvest Supper – 2nd October 2016

    Please join us at our Harvest Supper on the 2nd October 2016. We start at 7:30pm at the Pearson Hall in Sonning. Tickets are available from Sue Peters at or 0118 961 1188 Tickets cost £10 and proceeds go to Christian Aid’s Harvest Appeal for Kenya. Please bring[…]

New Church Hall on Schedule

As can be seen below, the new hall is taking shape. All contributions gratefully received to help us meet our target.