Welcome to Shaw Church
The Parish of St Mary’s Shaw cum Donnington
We are a community of Christians bringing the Good News of God’s love to everyone in the parish, through Worship, Prayer, Teaching, and Serving.
We invite you to come and join us as we gather to worship God on Sundays at 10am, or in any of the other things we have going on.
Shaw cum Donnington lies to the north of Newbury in Berkshire, and St Mary’s Church is in the middle of the parish, just to the East of the A339.
A word for the week
- God’s dependable kindness
Around the world, and through the centuries, most cultures have celebrated the harvest. Countless different joyful festivals have delighted in the regular rhythms set into creation and acknowledged our dependence on them for the most basic necessity – our daily bread. At a time when our industrialised approach to food makes us forgetful of our dependence, even as it disrupts those rhythms, it is a lesson we would do well to learn.
But the writers of Scripture would not want us to stop there. The dependable rhythms of creation should point us to the dependable kindness of God the Creator. As Paul said to a culture tempted to worship the forces of nature “he has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your heart with joy.” (Acts 14:17) As we celebrate the goodness of creation, let us all the more be drawn to the goodness of the Creator who transcends it all.