What's on in the Benefice


St Andrew's United Benefice Prayer Group

The St Andrew's United Benefice Prayer group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month at Crossways in South Stoke from 2.30-3.30pm.

The group meets to pray together for matters of concern and thanksgiving. In particular, prayers are offered for the St Andrew's development appeal; for the local community and for those who are ill or in need. Prayers follow an established pattern but are informal in nature. Everyone is welcome to come to any of these meetings.


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Family services

Family Services at St Thomas' in Goring are held on the first Sunday of each month at 9:30am.

Family Services at St Andrew's in South Stoke are held on the first Sunday of each month at 11:15am.

There is no family service at St Mary's in Streatley so you are welcome to join in with St Andrew's or St Thomas' instead.

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Coffee morning at St Andrew's Church in South Stoke

This event happens every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10.30am to noon.

This event is popular. There is always a choice of delicious mouth-watering cakes and a chance to catch up with friends in the village. Come and make new friends at St Andrew's Church. Everyone is welcome.

Check the calendar for dates.


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Pick-a-Flick is for retired people of Goring, Streatley and South Stoke. A filmshow and light lunch are provided every 3rd Thursday of the month (except August) from 10:30am to 2pm in The Canterbury Room at St Thomas' Church, Goring.


Stan and Ollie
Thursday 19th September, 1hr 38mins
Laurel and Hardy, the world's most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song -- a gruelling theatre tour of post-war Britain.
Fisherman's Friends
Thursday 17th October, 1hr 52mins
Based on a true story about a group of Cornish fisherman from Port Isaac who were signed by Universal Records and achieved a top ten hit with their debut album of Sea Shanties.

Next dates for your diary: 21st November and 19th December 2019, 16th January 2020.


If you would like to be invited to this event or you know of anyone who would appreciate an invitation, please contact Jenny Boyd via the United Benefice email. The cost is £3 per event including light lunch; extra donations are very welcome towards the United Benefice Church expenses. Unless you have signed in for always attending, please RSVP a few days before each event so we can cater correctly. It is not necessary to book in advance, but if you would like a lift to the church please contact Jenny Boyd 872109 or Billie Richards 873540. We look forward to welcoming you.


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Saturday 14th September 10am-6pm

This is the annual sponsored Ride and Stride event raising money for Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust and Berkshire Churches Trust. It is the single largest source of income for the trusts and it is also a great way to enjoy getting out and about in Oxfordshire and Berkshire.This sponsorship event raises funds enabling the trusts to make grants to places of Christian worship and by participants sponsored funds being split between the Trust and their own church. There are many ways to get involved cycling, walking or horse-riding being the most popular but others have combined their involvement with sight-seeing whilst on holiday or driving vintage tractors! There's usually a warm welcome and plenty of refreshments along the way! Setting up you own page on Virgin Money makes sponsorship even easier for your supporters.

  • St Thomas' Church Coordinator: Brenda Kerr Muir
  • St Mary's Church Coordinator: Angela Bulmer
  • St Andrew's Church Coordinator: Harry Hogg

More information: https://ohct.org.uk/ride-stride and http://www.berkschurchestrust.co.uk


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