What's on in the Benefice

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.


Paddington 2
Thursday 20th December, 1hr 43mins
Settled with the Brown family, Paddington Bear is a popular member of the community. One day he spies a book in an antique shop which he feels is perfect for his aunt's 100th birthday and when the prized book is stolen he embarks on a quest to unmask the culprit before her big celebration.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society
Thursday 17th January 2019, 2hrs 4mins
In the aftermath of World War II, a writer (Jessica Brown Findlay) forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.
The Greatest Showman
Thursday 22nd February, 1hr 46mins
Celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary (played by Hugh Jackman) who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a world wide sensation.
Queen of Katwe
Thursday 21st March, 2hrs 4mins
A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess.

Next dates for your diary: 18th April, 16th May and 20th June 2019.


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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Goring Chamber Choir presents 'On Twelfth Night: Carols for Epiphany'

Goring Chamber Choir presents:
"On Twelfth Night: Carols for Epiphany"
Saturday 5th January 2019 at 3:00pm
St Thomas' Church, Goring

In our Epiphany concert, we will trace the progress of the three kings as they bring their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to the new-born Christ-child. What did they and other onlookers find? What lies behind the gifts of "a partridge in a pear tree, two turtle doves, three French hens"? In a mixture of festive carols from different traditions we affirm the real meaning of bringing gifts, then and now, for us today as well as wise men of yore. On "Twelfth Night" we celebrate a joyful end to the Christmas season.

Music Director: Frances Brewitt-Taylor
Accompanist: Steve Bowie

Tickets £10, £5 for students in full-time education obtainable from Inspiration in Goring, from a choir member, or on the door.