Lumen Project – The Preparation

Before the builders could come in to the church we had to remove all the items that could be damaged by the dust created by the window removal. We did not have long as we had our Battle of Britain Service which also celebrated 100 years of the RAF. A large service for us.  This finished at Lunch time.   With the help of the Air Training Corps in moving the pews after the service the congregation were able to come in later to do the rest of the work. This was finished in double quick time, thanks to ALL the helpers that turned up. Below is a view of what went on.


LUMEN: looking in, looking up, looking out

LUMEN: looking in, looking up, looking out


Hello all, we want to tell you about some exciting changes happening at St Mary’s, Tadley!

You will notice some building work on the windows of the Church; the existing concrete uprights to the windows are breaking up and have to be replaced. This work is being carried out over the next 10-12 weeks. We are renewing all the main windows with new double glazed units which should reduce heat loss and running costs.

The good news is – regular worship continues as normal at 10:30 am, only in the Church Hall. But please note the time change for the mid-week Wednesday Eucharist service which will be at 10:30, not 10 am, allowing the weekly coffee time to run as normal.

Changes to the built environment give us an opportunity to think about the shape of life together as church with fresh eyes, so we’re calling this project “LUMEN” because windows let light flow in and out; a ‘luminous flux’ in all directions – in, up and out.

Looking in – we’re looking in at ourselves, turning our gaze inward to our spiritual life together and alone.

Looking up – we’re lifting our heads, asking God to reveal more of himself to us so we grow ever more like Jesus.

Looking out – we’re casting our eyes out, around, and beyond to see what God is doing in our community and how we may join him.

Please come and join us in this time as we move forward in Tadley and watch this space to see how the work is progressing.

LUMEN – Beginning to create sacred space

LUMEN – Beginning to create sacred space

On Saturday afternoon we began preparing our ‘new’ temporary worship space. We hope to delineate our space by using some screens which will assist our worship too. We’ve used wood from pallets to create frames for two folding screens and we’re painting designs on silk which depict aspects of the Sunday service.

Here’s the work so far!

Gill Sakakini Ordained as Deacon 1st July 2018

Gill Sakakini was ordained as a Deacon at Winchester Cathedral

Today 1st July 2018 Gill Sakakini was ordained as a Deacon at Winchester Cathedral.

She takes up her post as Associate Curate in the Benefice of Tadley and Pamber Heath with Silchester, She will be based at St. Mary’s, Church Tadley.

We welcome her and her husband to the Benefice and in particular to our Parish.