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Joining In! Ash

“I feel we are very fortunate living in Ash as there are many opportunities for people to get involved, make friends, learn new skills and be a part of the community we live in.

I hope you find something that interests you.”

Pauline Baxter, a local Ash volunteer

St Mary’s Church and The Chapel

St Mary’s congregation is a wide range of backgrounds, styles and tastes who worship together, typically, twice in the morning on Sundays and meet together in home groups throughout the week.

We enjoy an active Sunday school and youth work, benefiting from good links with the local community, particularly schools.

Various courses run during the year such as the Discovery Group, which runs once a year for those wanting to learn more about the Christian faith.

Various groups meet during the week for Bible study, prayer, discussion and fellowship.

Woman’s Fellowship meets on the second Tuesday of the month.

Men’s Breakfast meets in the small hall of the church on the fourth Saturday of the month.

Regular Events:


Step & Tone – fitness class for all abilities. 7.30pm at The Chapel. Contact Janet Thomas on 07887 530569.


Foodbank – collection of emergency food boxes for holders of valid Foodbank vouchers. 11am to 1pm at The Chapel. Contact Rose Williamson on 07901 581539.

Bokwa Fitness – class for all abilities, 7.15pm at The Chapel. Contact Janet Thomas on 07887 530569


Mums & Tots – art singing and play for pre-schoolers, 9.30am to noon at The Chapel.

Silver Circle – Talks, entertainment, activities and good company, 2pm to 4pm at St Mary’s Community Centre. Contact Alan Roots on 01252 312899.

Craft evenings – bring along whatever craft work you are currently doing,8pm to 10pm at The Chapel. Contact Jo Weeks on 01252 544652.


Little Explorers – from September 2014. Contact Rae 07956 305889.

Thursday Café – Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cakes, biscuits, greetings cards and books are on sale, and the friendly regulars will give you a warm welcome, 10.30am to 12.30pm at St Mary’s (term time only).

Filmshare – From September 2014. Email


Friday Café – homemade cakes, tea / coffee / chocolate, live music, Wi-Fi access, wheelchair access, mums and tots welcome. Everything is free! 9.30am to 12.30pm at The Chapel.

Hall bookings – Audrey Lefevre. Tel: 01252 325248. Email:

St Mary’s Church, 203 Vale Road, Ash Vale GU12 5JE

Parish Office:

Rev’d Neil Lambert:

The Chapel, Wharf Road, Ash Vale GU12 5AY

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