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The celebration weekend is nearly, nearly upon us…

by Alison Eves

St Mary’s Burghfield Church building is 175 years old! Saturday 23rd June and Sunday 24th June, 10am-5pm Saturday 23rd  Festival of Creativity: come and see the fabulous creations of your friends and neighbours! Display of church and village photos and memorabilia: lots of fascinating Burghfield history Display of entries to the Art competitions for local […]

Only two days to go…

by Alison Eves

So now it’s only 2 days to go…these pictures combine beautiful quilting with our (fairly) recent history. These quilts have been out of church for a couple of years, but now they’re coming home. Come and marvel at the detail, and the portrayal of community life in this place  20 or 30 years ago. Plus […]

It’s getting very close now…

by Alison Eves

We can hardly wait! Although of course it’s not Christmas you will be able to appreciate these beautiful knitted figures when you come at the weekend…. As well as lots of other lovely knitting…. And the fabulous Pam demonstrating her spinning wheel on Saturday morning! Looking forward to seeing lots of friends and family there: […]

Continuing the countdown to the 175th celebrations!

by Alison Eves

Not long to go to the anniversary weekend….. Pictured here are some “clay pots” made by the congregation a couple of weeks ago. They will be on display next weekend, reminding us that we are all “treasures in clay pots”. There is lots of dough to spare, so we are inviting visitors to make their […]

This time next Saturday….

by Alison Eves

One week left to wait! In seven days you can come down to the church and parish centre, and enjoy our 175th celebrations. Today you are seeing some exquisite Japanese embroidery, just one of several pieces we will be exhibiting, made by a member of our community here in Burghfield Common. You really need to […]

8 days and counting…175th anniversary of our beautiful building!

by Alison Eves

Eight days to go… until our 175th celebration weekend! We’ve told you about the Festival of Creativity and the wonderful local history that will be on display, but that’s not all! Saturday 23rd June will see the return of some “Extreme Messy Church” activities, including the very popular “splat the rat”, seen in action here […]

Only 9 days to wait now!

by Alison Eves

    It’s not all about the fabulous creativity in our community, although the church will be full of beautiful things to see on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June… As it is an anniversary we are also looking back, and celebrating life and community in this place over the decades and centuries. It will be […]

Countdown to our 175th Celebrations: 10 days to go…

by Alison Eves

Today’s sneak preview is a sampler quilt: there are many more squares… Do join us to see this and other beautiful creations as we celebrate the talents of our community. And also….lots of local history, the story of the adventures of ( the effigy of) Sir Roger de Burghfield , delicious refreshments: Saturday 23/Sunday 24 […]

So…the 175th celebration weekend is nearly here

by Alison Eves

Coming soon… Our 175th anniversary celebrations. Lots of local history, lots of wonderful creations made by local people, lots of tea and cake ( you knew it!) Saturday 23/Sunday 24 June 10-5 in the church and parish centre. Starting the count down today…11 days to go. It is going to be wonderful. Just to start […]

Easter message and schedule

by admin

The long dark, cold winter seems finally over at last and we see signs of new life all around us. The beautiful bulbs and several spring flowers have somehow managed to survive the weight of not one but two lots of snow.   I was thinking about how the snow reflects something of our relationship […]