Benefice of Colnbrook and Datchet

Sunday Services

Said 'Communion Service'(BCP) Held on the 1st Sunday of each month. Said' Communion Service' (Trad) Held on 3rd Sunday of each month. Said Mattins Services will be held on the 2nd, 4th & 5th Sundays of the month.
Sunday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour

Parish Communion - Datchet St. Mary the Virgin
Sunday morning worship is at 9.30am on the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays of each month and includes communion, a sermon, congregational singing and choral music. On the 3rd Sunday of most months at 09.30am there is normally a special Family Service without communion. 'Family Communion with Baptisms' is held on the 1st Sunday of every Month at the 0930 Service.
first second fourth and fifth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
This service is particularly suitable for families There will be a creche during this service Do join us for coffee afterwards This service will have sunday school or other children's activities

We meet every Sunday (except when there is a Family Service) in the Church Room in Term Time and half term holidays. Children from ages 3 to 12 years are welcome. For more details contact Sally Nicholls on 01753 542983.
first second fourth and fifth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 40 minutes

Fun on Sunday Morning - Colnbrook Colnbrook: St Thomas
An event for people of all ages. An opportunity to discover what Christianity might be all about. Fun songs, activities, stories, body prayers, refreshments and much more.
third Sunday at 9:30 AM
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards

Once a month the normal morning service is replaced with a more informal Themed Family Service, supported by The Choir and The Datchet St Mary's Music Group. This takes place on the 3rd Sunday of each month.
third Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards

Joint Sung Eucharist - Datchet St. Mary the Virgin
"Joint Sung Eucharist" will be celebrated at 9.30am on the 4th Sunday of each month with our sister Church of St Thomas' Colnbrook. Normally January, May, July & October will be at Colnbrook. All other months will be at Datchet. (Transport is available to get to either Parish for these Services.)
fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards This service will have sunday school or other children's activities

Holy Communion Service - Colnbrook Colnbrook: St Thomas
second and fifth Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards

Choral Evensong - Datchet St. Mary the Virgin
The choir of St. Mary's regularly sing Choral Evensong. This (BCP) service is normally held on the 4th Sunday of the month (except August) but can also vary depending on choir holidays and the liturgical seasons.
fourth Sunday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour

 

Regular Events

Sunday

Creche - Datchet St. Mary the Virgin
There is a Creche facility during School Term Time, available for Children of 0-3 years. This is at The Vicarage (behind the Church) during each main Sunday Service (excluding Family Service). The Children are returned to Church for Communion & Blessing. For further information contact The Vicarage on 01753 580467.
Three Sundays Per Month every Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour

Tuesday

Daily Prayer - Datchet St. Mary the Virgin
Daily Prayer in Church is said every day from Tuesday to Saturday at 8.30 am.
Tuesday to Saturday every Tuesday at 8:30 AM for ½ hour

Wednesday

Daily Prayer - Datchet St. Mary the Virgin
Daily Prayer in Church is said every day from Tuesday to Saturday at 8.30 am.
Tuesday to Saturday every Wednesday at 8:30 AM for ½ hour
Holy Communion - Datchet St. Mary the Virgin
This is a 'said' Service and all are very welcome. Often followed by Coffee in 'The Bridge' Ecumenical Centre & Coffee Shop next door.
Every Wednesday at 11:00 AM for ½ hour
Pram Service - Datchet St. Mary the Virgin
A Fortnightly Service. (2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month during school term time.) Young Children (0-4years), Parents, Grandparents and Carers have a great time.Each Service is themed with singing accompanied by instruments for the Children. Afterwards there are drinks and biscuits in the Church Room, where Children can play and Adults can chat. For further information contact Helen Jensen on 01753 581874.
Fortnightly every second and fourth Wednesday at 2:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Coffee

Thursday

Daily Prayer - Datchet St. Mary the Virgin
Daily Prayer in Church is said every day from Tuesday to Saturday at 8.30 am.
Tuesday to Saturday every Thursday at 8:30 AM for ½ hour
The Choir of St. Mary's - Datchet St. Mary the Virgin
The Choir of St. Mary's sings a wide range of music at all the main Services and consists of around 20 adults and children. New members are always 'very' welcome. Those interested in joining the choir (or just more information) should contact Andrew Piggott the Director of Music by phone on 01784 453854 email:andrewandleanne@btinternet.com or after a Sunday service. The choir rehearses on Thursday evenings from 6.45pm to 7.45pm.
Every Thursday at 6:45 PM for 1 hour
Mothers Union - Datchet St. Mary the Virgin
Meets on the third Thursday of the month - further details in the notices or from 01753 580467.
Monthly every Thursday at 7:45 PM for 1 hour

Friday

Holy Communion - Colnbrook Colnbrook: St Thomas
Every Friday at 8:30 AM for ¾ hour
Daily Prayer - Datchet St. Mary the Virgin
Daily Prayer in Church is said every day from Tuesday to Saturday at 8.30 am.
Tuesday to Saturday every Friday at 8:30 AM for ½ hour
The Music Group - Datchet St. Mary the Virgin
The Music Group meets usually on the Friday before Family Services from 5.30pm to 6.15pm. The Group then plays for the Sunday Family Services (3rd Sunday of the month) and other Special Occasions. For more exact details and timings - Contact: Andrew Piggott. Choir Master & Director of Music. T: 01784 453854 E: andrewandleanne@btinternet.com
Every Friday at 5:30 PM for ¾ hour

Saturday

Daily Prayer - Datchet St. Mary the Virgin
Daily Prayer in Church is said every day from Tuesday to Saturday at 8.30 am.
Tuesday to Saturday every Saturday at 8:30 AM for ½ hour
 

Other Events

The World's Biggest Coffee Morning - Datchet St. Mary the Virgin
Friday 30th September 2016 at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Join us at The Bridge Coffee Shop between 10am and 12 noon on Friday 30th September and have a cup of Coffee with friendly people and help MacMillan Cancer Support. "So Everyone Facing Cancer Can Have A MacMillan Team In THeir Corner".
Decorating Church for Harvest Festival - Colnbrook Colnbrook: St Thomas
Saturday 1st October 2016 at 9:30 AM for 2 hours
Volunteers are needed to decorate the church on Saturday 1st October at 09.30am. Please bring any garden flowers or greenery you have.
Sunday 2nd October 2016 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Joint Service with Colnbrook URC. Please bring your harvest gifts to the service. All food donated will be given to a local charity. Volunteers are needed to decorate the church on Saturday 1st October at 09.30am. Please bring any garden flowers or greenery you have.
Harvest Festival - Datchet St. Mary the Virgin
Sunday 9th October 2016 at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Come along to St Mary's and join us for Harvest Festival at St. Mary's at 9.30 am on Sunday 9th October to give thanks for all those who provide their 'harvest', that we have enough to eat.
Harvest Supper & Quiz - Colnbrook Colnbrook: St Thomas
Friday 14th October 2016 at 7:15 PM
Tickets £7-50p each. Fish and chips and ice cream. Please bring your own drinks. Tickets available from Church on Sundays or Jenny Gregg (01753 792846) or Janet Morgan (01753 823125) .
This service is particularly suitable for families
St Mary's "Family Fun Away Day" - Datchet St. Mary the Virgin
Saturday 15th October 2016 at 11:00 AM for 5 hours
St Mary's Church will be having its 'Family Fun Away Day' at the beautiful Chiltern setting of the Sue Ryder Hospice in Nettlebed, Oxfordshire. It will be on Saturday 15th October and the event will run from 11am to 4pm. This Away Day will be a fun and informal event focused on Children & Families. There will be a sign up sheet at the back of Church later or you can phone or email the Parish Office for more information and to reserve your places. (01753-580467 office@stmarysdatchet.plus.com) Every Parishioner is welcome ! Car sharing will be available on request for those needing a lift there an back on the day. (The Post Code for your Sat Nav is RG9 5DF)
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards
Joint Service at St Thomas's, Colnbrook - Colnbrook Colnbrook: St Thomas
Sunday 23rd October 2016 at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Joint Service with St Mary's, Datchet at Colnbrook
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards This service will have sunday school or other children's activities
Annual Bereavement Service - Datchet St. Mary the Virgin
Sunday 30th October 2016 at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Our Annual Bereavement Service this year will be held on Sunday 30th October at 6.30pm in Church. During the Service we will be remembering departed loved ones by name. If you would like to have someone remembered in this way, please contact Revd. Peter Wyard via the Parish Office on 01753 580467.
Holy Communion Service - Colnbrook Colnbrook: St Thomas
Sunday 6th November 2016 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards
Remembrance Sunday Service - Datchet St. Mary the Virgin
Sunday 13th November 2016 at 10:00 AM for 1½ hours
Remembrance Sunday this year falls on Sunday 13th November. The Service in Church will begin at 10.00am in order to be at the War Memorial on the Village Green in time for the 'two minutes silence' at 11.00am. There will follow the laying of the Wreaths by members of the Royal British Legion and representatives of the Village Organisations to honour the memory of the fallen in the two World Wars and other more recent conflicts. "Age shall not weary them, or the years condemn. At the rising of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them."
Remembrance Sunday Service - Colnbrook Colnbrook: St Thomas
Sunday 13th November 2016 at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Joint service with Colnbrook URC
Do join us for coffee afterwards
Stewardship " Christ The King" Sunday - Datchet St. Mary the Virgin
Sunday 20th November 2016 at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Our annual Stewardship Service or 'Christ The King' Sunday, this year falls on 20th November. At this Service we will be bringing along our Stewardship Pledge Forms regarding our Time, Talents and Money as our offering to the Altar. If you would like to know more about our Stewardship at St Mary's and all that it means to us, please do have a word with our Stewardship Convenor via the Church Office, the Vicar or Churchwardens.
Sunday 27th November 2016 at 9:30 AM
All Day Event
What is it all about? Starting at our 9.30am Joint Service at St Thomas' Colnbrook, from Sunday 27th November and every evening leading up to Christmas Day, 'Nativity Sets' of Joseph and Mary travel on a roster basis visiting a different family or place every night. The night Mary and Joseph 'stay' provides a great opportunity to invite guests around to share together the true meaning of Christmas and maybe even have a drink or snack together. If you can't get to church and would like a slot, you can e-mail Patricia Wyard patricia.wyard@btinternet.com with your contact details . You receive the crib on the day you sign up and hand it over to the next family the following day. If you would like to act as a host please sign up on the sheet at the back of the church.
This service is particularly suitable for families
St Nicholas Day Fayre - Datchet St. Mary the Virgin
Saturday 3rd December 2016 at 12:30 PM for 150 minutes
Get into the spirit of Christmas and come along to our annual 'St. Nicholas Day Fayre' at St Mary's Church on Saturday 3rd December. This year it will be from 12.30pm until 3pm followed by Tea with Father Christmas. This will be an ideal opportunity to pick up some of those last minute Christmas Gifts. Please see Helen Jensen or call her on 01753 581874 (Email:helenjensen@btinternet.com) for any enquiries of offers of help on the day !!.
Advent Carol Service - Datchet St. Mary the Virgin
Saturday 3rd December 2016 at 5:00 PM for 1 hour
A perfect way to prepare for Advent before the rush that leads up to Christmas. A Service with music to match to help remind us about what the Christmas season really means to us as Christians. Even if you are not a regular worshipper at St Mary's, this could be a Service in a style that might suit you ? Do come and join us at 5pm on Saturday 3rd December if you can !
Christmas On The Green 2016 - Datchet St. Mary the Virgin
Saturday 3rd December 2016 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
The 'Switching On' of the Datchet Christmas Tree Lights will take place on the Village Green on Saturday 3rd December at 6pm. We hope that as many as possible of you will gather round for this happy occasion.
Sunday 11th December 2016 at 5:00 PM for 1 hour
This year's "Christingle" for the Young or Young At Heart, will take place at 5.00pm on Sunday 11th December in Church.
Churchmead School Christmas Service In Church - Datchet St. Mary the Virgin
Wednesday 14th December 2016 at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Churchmead School will hold its annual Christmas Service in Church on Wednesday 14th December at 9.30am.
Pram Service Christmas Party - Datchet St. Mary the Virgin
Wednesday 14th December 2016 at 2:00 PM for 1 hour
Come along to St Mary's Church with your 'Babies & Toddlers' at 2.00pm on Wednesday 14th December for our 'Pram Service Christmas Party', You will be very warmly welcomed !
Datchet Ecumenical "Carol Service" (Churches Together) - Datchet St. Mary the Virgin
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Our Annual Carol Service this year will be on Sunday 18th December in St. Mary's Church at 6.30pm. This is always a lovely event and a good way to get into the Christmas Spirit. So reserve the date in your Diary now.
Crib Service & Nativity Play - Datchet St. Mary the Virgin
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 4:00 PM for 1 hour
Now in its twelfth year, this event has always been a sell out. (Standing Room Only !). A really nice family friendly event to suit all ages. Join us if you can on Christmas Eve at 4.00pm.
Midnight Mass at St Mary's (Christmas Eve) - Datchet St. Mary the Virgin
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour
Come and welcome in Christmas Day with us at Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve at 11.30pm. There will be a traditional Service of Holy Communion and of course Christmas Carols led by our Church Choir. All are very welcome !
Christmas Morning Family Communion Service - Datchet St. Mary the Virgin
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Come along and join Family & Friends to celebrate Christmas Day with us at 9.30 am in Church at our 'Christmas Morning Family Communion Service'
Friends Of St Mary's - Datchet St. Mary the Virgin
Saturday 31st December 2016 at 12:00 AM
Friends of St. Mary's FOSM is an association of people who support our Parish Church - the Church on The Green - and want it to remain at the heart of village life, now and for future generations. Though members may not necessarily want to attend its services, at some time in their lives they may look to St. Mary’s to host a Wedding, a Baptism or even a Funeral, and they help support the church through an annual subscription. The financial amount is decided by each member (minimum £10) and as well as providing FOSM members with a valuable connection to church, it helps, vitally, to keep St. Mary’s ‘open for business’. There is another side to the Friends - an annual social calendar more focussed on socialising than fund raising. The FOSM Committee seeks to offer a programme of activities for FOSM members to enjoy. Actually, non-members are welcome to join in all those activities too but the cost to them is always more than to members. Some activities are actually free to FOSM members but not to non-members, even though they may be regular church attenders. How to join: If you would like to become a member of FOSM, support the Church on The Green and join its social activities, please contact Ron Piggott. The Membership Secretary, Friends of St. Mary’s, Datchet, 73 Slough Road, Datchet, SL3 9AL Phone 01753 544309
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