Four churches, one family


In this season of COVID-19, we are taking it in turns to gather in our four different locations each week - please see the table below for where we are each week.  

To attend a church service, you will need to please book a seat via one of our volunteers for each location.  This is so we can adhere to social distancing measures.  They will accept bookings from the Monday before each service: 

  • St Mary’s: please email Fiona Archer-Lock to book a seat at stmarys-bookings@thru-christ.org.uk or on 07929 625 443.
  • St James’: please email Bill and Maggie Barnes to book a seat at  stjameswarden@thru-christ.org.uk or call them on 0118 903 4907.
  • St Nicholas’: please continue to contact Patsy Theobald at  witsend50pat@gmail.com or on 01344 428 525.
  • Twyford URC: please email Linda Jackson at l.jackson.charvil@virgin.net or on 0118 934 1864. 


We'd love to meet you, so feel free to introduce yourself to one of our Welcome Team.

Current dates and times of services due to COVID-19 below.  Each week, one of our services will be broadcast online, too, through our YouTube Page


Table of services in our four churches


Outside of Covid-19 season, our usual pattern of church services is as follows:  


St Mary's Twyford

(RG10 9NT)


10:30 am Informal service (1st Sunday Family service, 2nd Sunday Holy Communion)

An informal service with contemporary music, crèche, children's and young people's groups, prayer ministry and a common biblical message.

Coffee after the service.


St Nicholas Hurst

(RG10 0SN)


11:00 am Holy Communion (Every 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th Sunday)

A Eucharistic service with Sunday Club for children during term time.


11:00 am  Messy Church in the School Hall (Every 3rd Sunday in term time) 
Come along to St. Nicholas School Hall and join in the fun. Bring the whole family. Some singing, stories and craft activities for everyone to join in. Everything you need will be provided, along with some refreshments.


St James Ruscombe

(RG10 9UD)


9:00 am Holy Communion (Morning Prayers on the second Sunday of each month)

This is a quiet service, with no hymns except at festivals, and no children's groups. Readings and liturgy are taken from Common Worship and a sermon is preached. 

6:00 pm Evening Service

A robed choir leads this more traditional service. The second Sunday of each month includes a celebration of Holy Communion.

Sometimes we change our service pattern and meet all together in one of our churches, so please check the diary here for specific details each week.

Twyford URC

(RG10 9DR)

10:30 am Morning Service

A service with a blend of traditional and modern elements. A good half of our services are conducted by our own Minister, with visiting preachers from nearby churches on the other Sundays.


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