The Hermitage Team of Churches have some exciting events coming up in the next few weeks, they are open to anyone, please do have a look and add to your diaries!

Team Lent Course 2020

We are delighted to inform you that the Lent Course for 2020 has been chosen and we will be running a series of sessions based on the book "Where the Lost Things Go" by Lucy Berry.

"Where the Lost Things Go" is a 'practically perfect' Lent course for small group study - or for reading on one's own - based on the popular film Mary Poppins Returns.  Poet and Minister Lucy Berry skilfully draws out some of the themes of the Oscar nominated movie and shows how we can consider them more deeply alongside passages of the Bible.

The course is based around five weekly sessions, entitled:

- Were we dreaming? Belief and Unbelief

- This can't be happening!  Loss, denial and acceptance

- The Banks Children? Or the Bank's Children?

- Lost People, being found: Fogs and the Wilderness

- Light! A seriously heavy symbol


Each session includes suggested clips from the film and discussion questions, Bible readings and closing prayers.

As with previous years, we will run a number of groups across the team and we will purchase a copy of the DVD movie so if you have not seen it, we can arrange a time for us to view all together before breaking away into our groups or for each group to view together.

If you are interested in taking part in this course, please complete the expression of interest form attached and further information will be sent to all who have responded.

The study book will need to purchased and Shoemakers in Newbury are doing our team a special discount (more on that to follow).

We are also looking for Session Leaders so if you would like to lead a course, please email and let her know.

Please complete the form below (click on the blue text 'Team Lent Course 2020) and we look forward to spending this season of Lent with you.

Team Lent Course 2020

CAP Newbury Debt Centre Monthly Prayer Meetings


​The CAP Newbury Debt Centre really appreciate your prayers and know lots of you are praying for them on a regular basis.  Prayer is so important as a foundation for any endeavour.  As such they have decided to have a regular corporate prayer meeting once a month on the last Tuesday of the month.  

Join them, if you can, at St Nicolas Hall on the last Tuesday of the month at 19:30.  Please could you let us know if you can make it to ensure we have enough space and seating for everyone.


Downland Filling Station



Thursday 20th February - Mark Landreth Smith - ‘Come Rest a While’ 

Mark is a vibrant speaker. He with his wife Beverly planted and lead Bridge Church in Newbury. He also chairs CTNA (Churches Together in Newbury), makes TV programmes and in his words ‘pretends to be an athlete’.

Thursday 19th March - Katherine Gantlett - ‘Sabbath-Still Relevant?’

Author of ‘Walking Through Winter’, wife of a farmer & mother of Charlie, Katherine studied at Westminster Theological Centre where she went on to work for 5 years. Now she is a coach helping people grow in their understanding of themselves and others through psychometric profiling. Her hope is to see people released into their true God-given identities and walk in Jesus’ rhythms of grace.