The Parish Magazine December 2021

Editor.Bob.Peters

Serving the communities of Charvil, Sonning, & Sonning Eye since 1869

Serving the communities of Charvil, Sonning & Sonning Eye since 1869

Church of St Andrew

Serving Sonning, Charvil & Sonning Eye

The Parish Magazine - November 2021 1

The John King Trophy and Gold Award

Best Magazine of the Year 2018

National Parish Magazine Awards

Best Overall Magazine 2020

Best Editor 2019

Best Print 2018

Best Content 2016

Best Overall Magazine 2015

information — 1

Contents December 2021

THE VICAR'S LETTER, 5

THE PARISH NOTICEBOARD

— Christmas Services, 6-7

— STAY, 9-11

— On Reflection: Mary, 13

— From the editor's desk, 13

The Persecuted Church, 15

— View from the pews, 17

— Prayers for December, 17

features

— World Food Banks, 19

— A time for rest, 21

The world of Santa, 22-23

around the villages

— u3a, 25

— Pearson Hall talks, 25

— FoStAC card deliveries, 25

— Santa's Reading run, 25

— Summer art souvenirs, 27

— Inner Wheel charity, 27

— Cricket memory, 27

history, 29

HEALTH

— Dr Simon Ruffle, 31-33

— Energy update, 33

HOME & GARDEN

— Recipe of the Month, 35

— In the Garden, 35

— Christmas laws, 35

the sciences

— Made with God's love, 37

THE ARTS

— Shepherding and peace, 37

— Book Reviews, 38

— Poetry Corner, 38

PUZZLE PAGE, 39

children's page, 41

information

— Church services, 3

— From the registers, 3

Parish contacts, 42

— Advertisers index, 42

This ISSUE's FRONT COVER

December 2021 — Advent to Christmas

The

Parish

Magazine

the church of st andrew, SERVING THE COMMUNITIES OF

CHARVIL, SONNING and sonning eye SINCE THE 7 th CENTURY

Nature resting at Sonning Farm

Picture: David Woodward

See page 21

EDITORIAL DEADLINE

The editorial deadline for every issue

of The Parish Magazine is 12 noon on

the sixth day of the month prior to the

date of publication.

The deadline for the January

issue of The Parish Magazine is:

Monday 6 December 12 noon

The Parish Magazine online

The most recent issues can be viewed at:

http://www.theparishmagazine.co.uk

Earlier issues from 1869 onwards are

stored in a secure online archive. If you

wish to view these archives contact the

editor who will authorise access for you:

editor@theparishmagazine.co.uk

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Services at

St Andrew’s

Sunday 5 December

— 8.00am Holy Communion

— 10.30am Family Toy Service*

Sunday 12 December

— 8.00am Holy Communion

— 10.30am Parish Eucharist

Sunday 19 December

— 8.00am Holy Communion

— 10.30am Family Communion

— 5.00pm Nine Lessons & Carols*

Christmas Eve

— 4.00pm Crib Service*

— 11.00pm Midnight Mass*

Christmas Day

— 10.30am Family Communion*

Sunday 26 December

— 8.00am BCP Holy Communion*

*Further details on pages 6 and 7

OTHER REGULAR SERVICES

Mid-week Communion in The Ark is

held every Wednesday at 10.00am

Morning Prayer will be in Church

at 9.30am every Tuesday and once a

month on the first Friday.

Compline on Zoom is sung every

Wednesday evening — full details

about how to login from Rev Kate

(contact details on page 42).

Home Communion at Signature of

Sonning is held on the first Friday

of each month at 10.30am. Visitors

must comply with the care home's

Covid restrictions so please check

with Signature a few days before

beforehand.

From the registers

baptisms

— Sunday 10 October, Jacob David John Harper

— Sunday 10 October, Matilda Rae Hutchinson

weddings

— Friday 8 October, Robert Mark Pell and Bethany Sarah Thorpe

— Saturday 30 October, Benjamin Andrew Lawrence and Hannah Louise Auger

funerals

— Friday 1 October, Bruce Bensley, interment of ashes in the churchyard

— Thursday 7 October, The Revd Canon Christopher George Clarke, Memorial

service with interment of ashes in the churchyard

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