I would like to warmly invite anyone who can sing and is interested in joining our church choir, to an

Open Choir Rehearsal on Thursday 13 September, in the church. 

There is NO formal audition, just coming along.

Kids (10+) at 7-745pm and Adults (16+) 8-9pm.
If you enjoy it, there will be an opportunity to sing with the choir at our service on Sunday 16 September, after Cafe.

If you're worried about a long-term commitment, please don't be!
There's no requirement to come every week, just to have a willingness to come as often as you can. 
If you have any questions, please ask!

Don't be shy!

Chris Bond 
Organist and Director of Music

Just to confirm the surgery plans to hold 2 Flu clinics at WSL (in the Neville Hall):

  • Friday 12th October at 2pm
  • Wednesday 7th November at 2pm

It would be really helpful if patients could complete the consent form prior to the clinics; these can be collected from the main surgery, or downloaded here.

Click here for forms

Once again, this is a “call to arms” for all the  Cyclists in the Parish!!

The annual Ride + Stride event takes place this year on Saturday 8th September.

What is Ride + Stride??  Well  -  it is rather more than a fundraising event  -  it encourages both Parishioners and those from outside the Parish to ride (horse or cycle or walk  -  with bicycling being by far the most popular!!!) covering as many of the local churches as you wish.  Our “circuit” includes 10 churches  -  2 in Binfield, 1 in Hurst, 3 in Twyford and 1 each in Ruscombe, White Waltham, Shottesbrooke and our own in Waltham St Lawrence.   You can spend as long as you want in each church  -  where you can look around  and enjoy a drink and a biscuit if you’re lucky!!  Unless you’ve done it before, you’ll be surprised at the beauty of some of our churches  and of their historical interest.

We are always pleased to welcome new members to the Club, which meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 2.30 pm in the Neville Hall. Talks are followed by tea and cake and an opportunity to meet new friends and catch up with old ones.

In recent months we have made a trip to the pantomime at the Hexagon in Reading, had a talk on the Great Exhibition of 1851 by John Brearley, a local historian, and in March, Richard Sykes gave us a fascinating and compelling account of his travels and experiences in Nepal. He visits there regularly on behalf of two very worthy Charities. His talk was illustrated with slides of the people, their way of life, the stunning scenery and the aftermath of the massive earthquake in 2015.

Forthcoming meetings:

4th April: Georgian kitchens and cookery, talk by Catherine Sampson
2nd May: Coach visit to Waterperry gardens in Oxfordshire
6th June: Boat trip from Caversham Bridge to Henley
11th July: Garden party at Pond Cottage by kind invitation of Christine Pitt (NB Second Wednesday in July)
August: no meeting has been arranged for August
5th September: Bingo session in the Neville hall
3rd October: Talk by Mrs Pat Capp of the Sequela Foundation on her experiences setting up training programmes for school leavers in Nepal
7th November: Visit from a speaker from Community First Responders, a local group of volunteers linked to the South Central Ambulance Service
12th December: Christmas lunch at Birds Hill Golf Club, Hawthorn Hill

We look forward to seeing new faces at our future meetings!

The Committee