The Parish Magazine January 2022


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

10 The Parish Magazine - January 2022

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STAY on Friday

Throughout November we had some

popular Youth Clubs with 50-55 young

people attending each week. As well

as a few activities such as pool, nail

bar, football etc, we also had the

pleasure of the junior choir singing a

carol to encourage others to join them.

Plus we had an amazing Dodgeball

tournament with teams of six battling

it out for the crown.

STAY in Schools

We had the privilege of taking lots of

exciting assemblies, advocacy groups,

topic days, and prayer meetings in all

four local schools. This included the

Wargrave Piggott Christmas Assembly

address and a Soulscape day with

year 10. At Sonning, the year 5 class

looked at incarnation and there were

assemblies on Advent and Christmas.

Deanery Synod

With all the work we do in the local

schools, the Deanery Synod invited

three local chaplains, and the diocese

chaplaincy advisor, Charlie Kerr, to its

November Zoom meeting. I had the

privilege of sharing a positive story

of how one lad I mentor was the only

member of his family to complete year

11 and, after months of me praying,

there was 'a small miracle' (the

student's exact words) of healing with

one of his family members.

Beavers visit St Andrew’s

To complete their faith badge, local

Beaver groups visited St Andrew’s

where we spoke about what being a

Christian means and what the parts of

the church are called. They each wrote

a prayer thanking God for those who

had given their lives while at war.

Youth Ministry Training

Each year nearly 1,000 UK youth

workers gather to worship, share

ideas and meet new people at the

Youthscape National Youth Ministry

Weekend, held in Birmingham. It

was a fantastic time of informative

seminars, creative workshops and

amazing worship.

STAY Detached Project

With the weather getting a lot

colder, we have started serving hot

chocolate to the young people of

Charvil each Thursday after school.

The last Thursday in November we

served 45 hot chocolate mountains,

which includes squirty cream and


As always, please call me on 0794 622 4106 or

for any reason or to chat about ideas of how to

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