All Saints Church – article in July 2017 Village Views

In addition to our normal Holy Communion services on the second and fourth Sundays, we hosted a Group Choral Evensong on the third Sunday in May. It was good to have the Lambourn choir from St Michael’s once again as well as a few others from outside East Garston to boost our singing and to enjoy some social time together after the service.

The churchwardens attended the Visitation for the Berkshire Archdeaconry at All Saints Church, Upper Bucklebury on 25th May, Ascension Day. This is the service at which churchwardens are admitted to office for the current year and make their declaration to perform their duties “faithfully and diligently”.

Parents Michael and Chloe Ellis brought Henry James with about sixty family and friends to All Saints Church on 4th June, where Revd Martin Cawte led the ceremony of welcoming Henry into the church. Michael and Chloe were married in the church in 2014 and it was Henry’s first birthday. During the service, the Vicar presented Henry with a children’s bible and a baptism candle. Martin also presented baptism certificates to Henry’s parents and Godparents.

All Saints Church will be at the Village Fete on 15th July. We would be very grateful to anyone who would donate cupcakes, tray bakes, cakes, flapjacks, meringues or biscuits that we can sell. Please call me (648646) to arrange collection or bring them to our marquee on the day.

Phillip Daish-Handy, the international cellist, and the West Berkshire Strings will be performing a concert in the church on Sunday 10th September at 3.30 pm. Tickets will be £10 for adults but under 18s will get free entry. Don’t forget to put this date in your diary and to book your tickets early from me (648646 or or Pat Glover ( to avoid disappointment.

Bob Briant