For anyone wishing to view the details of Inkpen's graveyards, including burial details, grave stone inscriptions and the location of the graves, please click here. Inkpen Burial, Marriage, Baptism and Birth records covering the period 1607 to 1837 can be found on the Inkpen history website, here.
In British History Online the general effect of our Church is
described as being "exceedingly good, giving at once an impression
of simplicity and richness". And indeed over Christmas it was
looking its very best. As always it was beautifully decorated, the
Christmas tree looked amazing and using the side aisle altar for
the Wise Men meant that we could view our lovely Nativity figures
in full. Overall, the effect was stunning and many thanks to all
'Stunning' could also be said of the way the village supported our Christmas services. All in all for the Christingle, Nativity Play, Carol and Christmas Day services the total number coming neared 350 with over 150 coming on Christmas Day. The Bishop of Reading who took the service to help the Benefice was more than impressed! But it wasn't just the numbers that made the occasion so memorable but the wonderful atmosphere that was present. Again, thanks to all.
And as far as our Services in February are concerned, we have Parish Communion at 9.45 on the 4th, Communion using the Book of Common Prayer on the 11th and Compline at 6pm on the 18th.
People from time to time ask us how the Church is financed, often thinking that since it is a listed building it will get funding from Historic England or whatever and since the Church of England is the Established Church, the Government contributes. Nothing could be further from the truth and all costs are met by church collections or by other charitable giving such as our annual Gift Week which will take place in the second half of March - more details in the next Bulletin.
We are again appealing to the many people who have given generously in the past and to others who would like to support the upkeep of our church. If you would like to donate to St. Michael's Church Inkpen, please do so using the secure website www.parishgiving.org.uk.
Your donations are vital to the upkeep of our beautiful church which so many rely on for weddings, baptisms, funerals and memorials as well as regular services. Thank you.
Sunday 4th February – Holy Communion at 9.45am
Sunday 11th February – Holy Communion at 8.30am
Sunday 18th February – Holy Communion at 6.00pm
Please note that there are no Combe services in February.
Other Services in the Benefice are on the Website which is www.walburybeaconbenefice.org.uk
Our Lady of Lourdes, Priory Road, Hungerford RG17 0AF Parish
Priest - Fr Zbigniew Budyn 01635 40332
Sunday Mass - every Sunday at 9.00am
Weekday Mass - every Wednesday at 10.00am
For further information on regular service as well as and memorials contact Paul Burrough Tel: 01488 668882, Mobile: 07836 292976, Email: email@example.com
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The images of St. Michael's past and present are shown here