Hungerford's Churches

Church Services for June 1st to Sept 1st 2019

Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church

Canon Peter Turbitt who has driven from his parish in Wantage to serve us for ten years is retiring, we will all be very sorry to see him leave as he has devoted himself to looking after our Catholic congregation in Hungerford and was instrumental in pushing forward our long awaited new church for which we will all be eternally grateful!

Canon Peter’s last Mass in Hungerford will be on Sunday September 8th at 9.00am.

The Diocese has made the decision to link Our Lady of Lourdes Hungerford with St. Francis de Sales Wash Common where there is to be a new priest in residence Father Zbigniew.

Father Zbigniew will we think say his first Mass for the congregation at Our Lady of Lourdes on 15th September at 9.00am but this has yet to be confirmed so please look at the notice board on the car park side of the church.

We hope that Our Lady of Lourdes will continue with 9.00am Sunday Mass.

The phone number for the presbytery at Wash Common is 01635 40332 

The United Reformed Church

Weekly Events

Sunday Services are held at 11.00 a.m. WITH JUNIOR CHURCH (Joint services below)

Junior Church – held during the Sunday Service 11 – 12 noon.

Ladies Fellowship  Please contact Mrs Lavers for details on 01488 683690

Monthly Events

Prayer Meeting 7pm to 8p.m. Monday 2nd September, Monday 7th October, Monday 4th November, Monday 2nd December

Special Events

Friday 27th September – Macmillan Big Coffee Morning 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
Saturday 28th September – Flower Festival & sale10am – 3 look out for posters.
Sunday 29th September – Joint service at URC at 11 a.m. & Harvest Service of Thanksgiving at 6.30 p.m.  All Harvest gifts will go to the Food Bank
Sunday 27th October – joint service at The Methodist Church at 10.30 a.m.
Thursday 24th October- Cards for Good Causes look out for posters nearer the time.
Sunday 10th November- joint service of remembrance at the War Memorial, this church is closed to enable all to attend.
Sunday 24th November –  joint service at The United Reformed Church at 11 a.m.

Macmillan Coffee Morning Friday 27th September – please contact Fiona Hobson if you would like to volunteer or make a cake 683165

The Methodist Church, Bridge Street          

Minister: Rev Peter Bennett 01635 40014

Everyone is welcome to join us at any of our regular events:
Sunday Services at 10.30am each week

Other events & further details of these advertised on the Church noticeboard & our free monthly newsletter, phone 01488 685077, or email

Sunday Services at 10.30am each week
Midweek Prayers & Reflection 10am every Friday, in the Church
Harvest Festival: Sunday 22 September at 10.30am, led by Sandra Wylie
Tuesday Fellowship 2.30pm on 1st & 4th Tuesdays most months, in Hall
Tuesday 3rd & 24th September, 1st & 22nd October; 5th & 26th November.
Men’s Prayer Breakfast 9am last Saturday each month, in the Hall: 28 Sept, 26 Oct, 30 Nov.
Other events, further details of these & any changes to times advertised on the Church noticeboard & our free monthly newsletter

Looking for a venue?  
To hire our secluded & peaceful hall, phone 01488 685077 or email  
Daytime & evening slots available; one-off or regular bookings welcome.  Well equipped kitchen.  Ideal for business meetings & smaller groups.

Hungerford Churches Together will be collecting donations for West Berks foodbank at the Food Festival on Sunday 6 October: Tinned & longlife foodstuffs welcome.

Ride & Stride to raise money for Berkshire Historic Churches Trust on Saturday 14th September.  Visit as many churches as possible across the county during the day.  For more details see

St Lawrence Hungerford, Church of England  
St Lawrence’s Church is your church!
Vicar: Mike Saunders 01488 208341

Administrator: Catherine Le Poole 07548 678234 

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Sunday Services         
8.00am   Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
A quiet reflective service of about 30 minutes.
10.00am Main Sunday service Usually communion but family service on the 1st Sunday. Including music from the organ and choir, Bible readings and a talk, followed by tea or coffee.
10.00am Sunday school Usually including a game, a Bible story, something to make and a prayer time.  Term time.
6.30pm   Evening service 1st Sunday Communion the others Evensong. Music from the organ, Bible readings and a talk.  
Baptisms and Weddings contact the administrator. Funerals contact the vicar.
The Contemporary Service – live band, talk and prayer always at 4pm.  2nd and 4th Sundays
ABC Toddlers  – every Tuesday in term time 9am-11am (held at the church)
Time for YOUth (Year 7 +) every Sunday during term time, 7.30pm – 9pm, (held at the Vicarage)

Dates for your diary
8th Sept Bishop Steven at 8am service, cycling on to Kintbury. All welcome to join him.
13th Sept Kennet Accordion Concert at 7.30pm – tickets £5 
21st Sept Friends of St Lawrence’s visit to local Churches
6th Oct Harvest Sunday – 10am Family Service  
6th Oct Lessons and Hymns for Harvest with H.E.A.T – 6.30pm 
27th Oct Healing Service 10am  
10th Nov Remembrance Sunday 9.30am     
15th Nov Friends of St Lawrence’s Skittles Evening in British Legion  
23rd Nov Christmas Fayre 2-4pm  
1st Dec Christingle 10am   and Advent Carols – 6.30pm

Church on the Rock

Our Sunday services are held at The Croft Hall in Hungerford.

The first Sunday of every month is a Family Service at 11:00am followed by a bowl of soup for those who want to stay. 

All other Sundays begin at 10:30am and include a time of singing, both traditional hymns and contemporary Christian songs, communion and relevant Bible teaching.

During the sermon, children between 2 and 11 years of age have their own groups that include singing, teaching and crafts.



Telephone: 01672 841110 / 07977 579666

Our thanks for images from The Virtual Museum and Hungerford Web

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