Unfortunately the central heating boiler at St Oswald's Church, Burghfield Common, is broken and in need of replacement. For this reason the church will be closed for all services for the first three weeks of October. This means the only Sunday Mass in the parish on the 6th,13th and 20th October will be at St Michael's Tadley at 10.30 am.
The 6pm Saturday vigil Mass will take place at St Michael's as usual on the weekends affected by these changes.
Fr Patrick would like to know by Sunday the 27th October 2019 the names of all those who wish to receive their First Holy Communion in 2020. They must be aged 8 years by the end of August 2020 and should be regular Church attendees. A form to fill in for this is available on the parish newsletter; completed forms should be returned in an envelope addressed to Fr Patrick.
Planning has started again for this year's program which offers shelter and friendship, from 1stDecember to 28th February, for people sleeping rough on the streets of Basingstoke. All new volunteers must undergo a training session and two hour training sessions are available on 28th September or 15th October at Sarum Hill Centre, RG21 8SR. Returning volunteers will be contacted by email. For more information please contact Pat Murphy on 07785 312486.