St Michael & All Angels Enborne

Pentecost – for many the most important festival of the Christian year, the birthday of the Church –a Jewish Spring harvest festival (Shavuot) occurring 50 days after the Passover and celebrating the time when Moses was given the Jewish Law.  It therefore also falls 50 days after Easter – this year on Sunday 4th June. 

Join us for Benefice Pentecost Communion, 10:30am at Enborne, to be followed by a Bring&Share lunch in the Barn, or outside if the weather is kind. 

Bring enough food to share – and share what others have brought, in the spirit of the early church in Jerusalem, where, we are told, the believers “had all things in common . . . as any had need” – breaking bread together and “eating their food with glad and generous hearts.”

         St Michael & All Angels, Enborne         

 

A beautiful 12th Century Church situated on the outskirts of Newbury and was heavily restored in the late 19th century with a recently enlarged and well cared for graveyard, in which a number of soldiers from the civil war are buried.

There is an excellent, newly built parish hall and Benefice office – the Barn.

Enborne consists of a number of small, scattered communities adjoining Newbury and Wash Common.  There isn’t a single village centre but the Church Aided Primary School together with the church provide focal points.  The excellent school is small and has a family feel and a strong Christian character.  Unsurprisingly, the school is heavily oversubscribed with many pupils living out of catchment.

There are three regular services each month with occasional extras, such as the Songs of Praise where the congregation choose and sing favourite hymns.