Local news and events.
Parish Church of Waltham St Lawrence
Director of Music
(or Organist, or Organ Scholar)
from January 2019
Our friendly and active village church community has a strong musical & choral tradition with enthusiastic support from the congregation and clergy.
- Fine ‘Father’ Willis 2-manual organ in good state of repair
- RSCM-affiliated robed SATB choir with student choral scholarship scheme
- Main Sunday service (CW Communion or Morning Worship), Choral evensong monthly.
- Occasional offices, Weddings and Funerals (extra fees).
- Opportunities to innovate, and become involved in youth music, concerts, festival etc.
- RSCM scale rates paid, according to responsibilities undertaken.
We would also consider appointing an Organist only, to work with a Choir Director,
or an Organ Scholar, already receiving tuition
(with funding for their tuition and an attendance fee)
For further information please contact:
Waltham St Lawrence Junior Choir...
has been running for over 30 years now,
to give local children a chance to learn performing skills and confidence
and to contribute to our local church community.
This year our Nativity Play will be
"Gold to Bethlehem"
The story of how one of the Kings nearly loses his gift of gold;
will the shepherds and the sheep find it in time for the presentation to baby Jesus?
Have you always wanted the chance to take part in the most important story of Christmas.
Join us for rehearsals and be there on
Sunday 16th December @ 10.30am
We meet every Thursday during term time
in the Neville Hall 6pm-7pm
if you are 5-11 years old!
For more information contact Fiona-07793563204
Real ale fans are in for a treat at the Waltham St Lawrence Summer Fete and Dog Show on 16th June as the bar once again promises to stock some of the finest beers from Marlow’s Rebellion Brewery.
A range of lagers will also be on offer, as well as a selection of red and white wines, soft drinks and, of course, the obligatory Pimms!
From 5pm, when the Live Music kicks in, there will be Prosecco available for people to enjoy before tucking into their sumptuous Indian feast courtesy of Twyford’s Haweli.
This year’s event has everything one would hope for from a typical Village Fete.
* A BBQ will be running all day, complete with hot dogs, burgers and veggie options.
* The bar will be open serving real ales from Marlow’s Rebellion Brewery, lagers, red and white wine, Pimms and soft drinks.
* For those who prefer something softer, the Tea Tent will be serving teas and coffees and a selection of homemade cakes kindly donated by keen bakers from throughout the Parish.
* The Dog Show returns for another year, giving proud pet owners the chance to show off their beautifully groomed and well behaved pups and compete for the chance to win a coveted rosette.
* The phenomenal Waltham St Lawrence Silver Band will be entertaining the crowds with their wonderful live music.
* Vintage motoring enthusiasts can pore over the fine collection of Classic Cars that will be on display, courtesy of their proud owners from in and around the area.
* Craft stalls will display and sell a range of handmade products.
* The local Fire Service will be in attendance, inviting young fans (and perhaps some older ones!) to experience sitting up front in a real Fire Engine.
* The annual Raffle will take place for your chance to win anything from cash to vouchers, hampers and experiences – all kindly donated by local businesses.
* And, finally, a vast array of Side Shows will keep people of all ages amused.
* The fun starts from 1pm at Waltham St Lawrence Cricket Ground, and we look forward to welcoming you then.
* Parking is free and entrance costs a nominal amount.
* From 5pm you can enjoy Live Music from two fantastic local bands, an Indian meal from Twyford’s Haweli restaurant and, of course, the Bar shall remain open.
If there's something you'd like to see at the fete,
let us know what it is!
We don't make any promises! ...
but your ideas are very welcome and will be seriously considered.
And if you say "yes" to add yourself to the email list, we'll send out very occasional updates.
What a spread!
Always a very popular feature of the fete, the lovely ladies of the tea tent
will tempt you with their delicious sandwiches and cakes.
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The famous fete barbeque will be in operation again, with delicious spicy chicken rolls and steak sandwiches as well as the usual top quality burgers and sausages.
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.
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!