Welcome to the Walbury Beacon Benefice Website

    Walbury Beacon Benefice serves the parishes of 
    Combe, Enborne, Hamstead Marshall, Inkpen, 
    Kintbury with Avington and West Woodhay.

    Walbury Beacon Benefice

    Summer Songs of Praise

    Sunday 14th August at 6.00pm
    St Mary's, Kintbury


    We are more than delighted to be able to announce that
    Rev’d Canon Annette Shannon
    has accepted the 0.5 post of Rector in our benefice.

    We are looking forward to welcoming Annette,
    her husband Dave and their dogs
    to Walbury Beacon in the Autumn.


    A Prayer for Ukraine
    by Patrick Whitworth
    Click to find out:
    How you can help - Ukraine Appeal

    From the Diocese:

    An amazing response: homes and help for Ukrainians
    A huge thank you to over 400 people who offered support to Ukrainian refugees in the last week. It was great to meet 112 of them at our first Zoom session last night as we start to think through what the joys and challenges of hosting will be. 
    It's not too late to register, or to help in another way. Visit oxford.anglican.org/ukraine for up-to-date information and resources.

    Very Important COVID Update – please read:

    Despite a relaxation of government rules, we ask that masks continue to be worn in our churches in order to protect more-vulnerable parishioners.

    The Church of England has all along taken the line that since masks are rather for the protection of more-vulnerable "others" than for the wearer, putting up with the minor discomfort to keep those others safe, is a relatively easy, and visible way for us all to demonstrate the Christian principle of "Loving our neighbour".

    Patrick Whitworth has written two new booklets, 'Journey Into Life' and 'More to Life'. We hope to have copies of each available free in our churches in the near future.

    The Power of Silence

    On the evening of Monday 23rd August, St Mary's Church Kintbury held a 2-hour silent vigil for the people of Afghanistan, one week and one day after the Taliban entered Kabul.

    During the two hours, around twenty people - from teenagers to pensioners - came in ones and twos into the church, lit a candle and sat for a while in silence before slipping quietly out.

    Suggested Prayers for Afghanistan - 19-08-21

    Local Support for Afghan Refugees

    Current COVID-19 guidance and resources from West Berkshire Council

    Prayer for the Nation - Psalm 23
    Archdeacon of Berkshire's sermon on Patience



    Our Safeguarding Policy


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