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We are the Church of England parish of St Mary’s Shaw cum Donnington – just to the north and east of Newbury.

Our purpose and focus is Knowing Jesus, Sharing God’s Love, Caring for People.
You can read more about it here.

We meet every Sunday at 10am, as well as at other times during the week.
Everyone is welcome to join us.

Word for the Week

  • Where to?

    There’s a singer called Joe King (actually, there are two – one in the US who has a Wikipedia page and one in the UK who doesn’t. I’m talking about the Brit) who wrote a song which contains the line “Life is a journey, so precious yet so brief, cherish each moment for time is such a thief.” It’s in the first track of a 1994 album written as a reflection of personal pain and experiencing God’s love through it.

    You may not be a song-writer, but I wonder what you might say about your own experience of God?

    Joe King’s experience was of God being with him, and the song ends with the words: “Every single day I’ll be next to you, every single day I’ll be right by your side.”

    God with us on the journey of life. What a wonderful testimony.

    But it’s not just on the journey that we can experience God’s presence; this is not an aimless wandering but a journey with a destination:

    “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory” John 17:24.



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