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Letters from the Vicar

June 2024

Dear Friends Welcome to the month of June.  The sun is warming, the birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and the garden is growing. June has both the longest and shortest days of the year depending on where we are standing!  We’re in the northern hemisphere...

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May 2024

Dear Friends Welcome to the month of May. ‘May’ has two special birth flowers – the Lily-of-the-Valley and the Hawthorn. The ‘Lily-of-the-Valley’ represents the return of happiness and sweetness whilst the ‘Hawthorn flower’ is a symbol of hope. Both flowers speak in a...

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April 2024

Dear Friends Welcome to the month of April. We have just finished the season of Lent reflection and Easter during the last month of March.  The season concluded on Easter Sunday when we celebrated the resurrection of Christ. The season of Lent was a time for deep...

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March 2024

Dear Friends The month of March was originally the first month of the year in older versions of the Roman calendar because of its association with the first day of spring.   According to Royal Museums Greenwich, the 2024 Spring equinox occurs on 19th March at 11:06pm...

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February 2024

Dear Friends, February is a time to look out for “Snowdrops” (galanthas nivalis) better known as “Candlemas Bells” across St Sebastian’s Churchyard, Bramshill Forest and our Parish. These flowers often bloom around this time of the year, even before “Candlemas”. Other...

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January 2024

Dear Friends Happy New Year and a St Sebastian’s Parish welcome to 2024. I hope you were able to have some special family time during the Christmas Holiday season of 2023, only a week or so ago. A favourite New Year quote of mine by Joel Osteen is “to reach up for the...

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December 2023

Dear Friends, Charles Dickens cited in “A Christmas Carol”, “I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all year long.”  Peter Marshall once cited: “May we not 'spend' Christmas or 'observe' Christmas, but rather 'keep' it.”   Isn’t it so tempting to be...

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November 2023

Dear Friends November has always been a time of festivals and celebrations marking the end of the harvest and the beginning of Winter.   In this Parish of Wokingham St Sebastian’s, it is also a time where through baptism we become members of one another in Christ and...

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October 2023

Dear Friends Welcome to the month of October in Wokingham Without and beyond its borders. October is a month for our semi-rural senses, according to The Campaign for Rural England. In our forests and nature parks, near and far, trees begin to turn colour, leaves...

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August and September 2023

Dear Friends Welcome to the summer months of August and September in the Parish of Wokingham Without. Of August, John Todhunter (1839-1916) said: “Summer declines and roses have grown rare, but cottage crofts are gay with hollyhocks.   And in old garden walks you...

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Calendar

May
26
Sun
8:00 am 8am Sunday Morning Worship @ St Sebastian's Church
8am Sunday Morning Worship @ St Sebastian's Church
May 26 @ 8:00 am – 8:45 am
8am Sunday Morning Worship @ St Sebastian's Church | England | United Kingdom
This service is held weekly at 8:00am on Sundays and 10:00am fortnightly on Wednesdays. Please check the Parish calendar for the latest services The service follows the Common Worship structure and is supported by the[...]
10:00 am 10am Sunday Word and Worship @ St Sebastian's Church
10am Sunday Word and Worship @ St Sebastian's Church
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
10am Sunday Word and Worship @ St Sebastian's Church | England | United Kingdom
This is a non-Eucharistic Service. The informal structure, complemented by a Service Book and overhead projection of the service, reflects our love for Worship Hymns / Songs, Bible readings, the Word of God and Intercessions,[...]
10:00 am 10am The Base @ St Sebastian's Church
10am The Base @ St Sebastian's Church
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10am The Base @ St Sebastian's Church | England | United Kingdom
The Base is St Sebastian’s informal family service. It is a space where all generations are welcome to Worship and learn more about Jesus together. There are coffees and snacks available through-out the service. The[...]
6:00 pm 6pm Sunday Worship @ St Sebastian's Church
6pm Sunday Worship @ St Sebastian's Church
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
6pm Sunday Worship @ St Sebastian's Church | England | United Kingdom
Our passion here at St Sebastian’s has meant that plans to introduce 6pm Worship was brought forward to create a space for new encounters with singing, praises and the Word of God. All essentials for[...]
May
29
Wed
10:00 am 10am Wednesday Morning Worship @ St Sebastian's Church
10am Wednesday Morning Worship @ St Sebastian's Church
May 29 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
10am Wednesday Morning Worship @ St Sebastian's Church | England | United Kingdom
This service is held weekly at 8:00am on Sundays and 10:00am fortnightly on Wednesdays. Please check the Parish calendar for the latest services The service follows the Common Worship structure and is supported by the[...]
Jun
2
Sun
8:00 am 8am Sunday Morning Worship @ St Sebastian's Church
8am Sunday Morning Worship @ St Sebastian's Church
Jun 2 @ 8:00 am – 8:45 am
8am Sunday Morning Worship @ St Sebastian's Church | England | United Kingdom
This service is held weekly at 8:00am on Sundays and 10:00am fortnightly on Wednesdays. Please check the Parish calendar for the latest services The service follows the Common Worship structure and is supported by the[...]

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Location

Crowthorne is located in the Royal County of Berkshire close to the Hampshire and Surrey Borders.

The village of Crowthorne is split between the Unitary Authorities of Bracknell Forest Borough Council and Wokingham Borough Council and even those who live in the Wokingham Borough will tell you that they actually live in Crowthorne. There are few retail facilities within the Parish a small parade of shops in the east...