Advent and Christmas in the South Newbury Benefice

Details of the all services and events taking place St George’s, St John’s and St Michael’s are now available via the website.

Wash Common’s Christmas Concert

Sunday, 10th December at 7pm in St George’s Church.

An annual feast of Christmas musical delights. There will of course be lots of singing by the audience – rousing carols to cheer us all and send us home in good spirits!

Tickets are £5 (under 12s free) and the concert is in aid of West Berkshire Homeless.

To book, please contact the church office on 01635 41249 or email You can also pay on the door. Cash only please.

Christingle – Sunday 3rd December

Sunday 3rd December at 4pm

Join us for a family-friendly Christingle service at St George’s Church in aid of The Children’s Society.

A collection will be taken in aid of The Children’s Society or you can donate via The Children’s Society’s website to support their work.

Advent Carol Concert – St Michael’s Church, Enborne

Sunday, 3rd December at 6.00pm with the singers of the Enborne Consort.

A beautiful and tranquil service with readings from the Bible, exquisite choral music and advent carols, offering space to reflect as Christmas approaches.

Mulled wine will be served after the service and there will be a retiring collection in aid of Enborne Church.

All welcome.

St John’s Christmas Fayre – 2nd December

St John’s Church is holding a candlelit Christmas Fayre on Saturday 2nd December from 3.30pm – 8.00pm. A magical start to the season in a beautiful setting with many opportunities to buy unique Christmas gifts. Refreshments will be served.

St John’s Winter Quiz

St John’s Church is holding a Winter Quiz on Saturday 25th November from 6pm in aid of the church’s iCAP project – creating an accessible entrance to the church. Tickets are £5 which includes wine and nibbles on the night.

Candlelit Climate Vigil before COP28 meeting – 24th November

On Friday 24th November, there will be be a Candlelit Climate Vigil before the COP28 meeting, in Newbury’s Market Square at 6.30pm. There is an optional gathering at St John’s at 6pm with a silent walk to the Vigil. More details are available from

Remembrance Sunday across the Benefice

The Acts of Remembrance were well supported across the Benefice on Sunday 12th November. At St George’s, more than 200 people gathered outside to welcome representatives of the local uniformed organisations who had processed to the church, as well as Park House School.

There were also services and Acts of Remembrance at St John’s and St Michael’s.

Annual Memorial Services

Memorial Services for all-souls-tide took place on Sunday 29th October at St George’s at 3pm and St John’s at 4pm and were much appreciated by all who attended.

St Michael & All Angels, Enborne

We are delighted that St Michael’s is in the process of joining the South Newbury Benefice. The process of becoming one benefice will continue to take shape, but in the meantime we hope the information offered here will encourage interest in services, events and visits to this beautiful, historic church. Details of services can be found here.