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Each week a printed notice sheet is available at services and afterwards in the rack in the halls entrance.
This is also available electronically to church members.
Some of the more important and interesting items are reported on this page.

*Church Charity Project 2015

It was decided that our Church Charity Project for 2015 is Christians Against Poverty who work through churches against poverty, especially through their debt advice centres.

The Countdown in Reading tournament on 11th April raised £255 from the 24 players; winner for a second time in a row was Jack Worsley from Blackpool.

The Spring Fair on 9th May raised £1100.

Linda with Flowers

Linda Retires From Boys' Brigade

One of our church members, Linda Harland, was rewarded with a bunch of flowers and a long service certificate when she retired from running one of the Boys' Brigade sections recently. Linda had been looking after the youngest, Anchor Boys, for 14 years, having started after seeing the benefits her four sons recieved from being in the group. As well as running the section she also acted as their treasurer. A report was included in the Chronicle on 22nd January 2015.

Christmas Collections

Our 2014 Christmas services raised money for Christian Aidís expectant mumís project in Kenya. We collected £815. Every pound raised was being matched by the Government.

Basingstoke and Reading tree

New Basingstoke and Reading Circuit

The new Basingstoke and Reading Circuit was launched at the "Making A Day of It" gathering at Sherfield School on 31st August 2014. At the Circuit Celebration service in the afternoon, each church hung leaves on a tree with illustrations of the life of their church on. They received in return a certificate showing the new circuit tree logo, a thank you letter from the pilgrimage walkers (who walked around every circuit church over nine days) and a sappling to be planted at the church (ours is a service tree). Each of the 500 or so attendees received a card showing a tree of churches (illustrated) on one side and the new circuit logo and some challenging words on the other side. Various aspects of the day were run by members from Christ Church, including the service projection and a very successful games tent. Xn's Report on Youtube

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Page last updated: 21st May 2015.