“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 Paul’s Church
We are a welcoming and friendly church community.
We are genuinely all-age: from bump to 99 years old attending our services regularly! We are excited about our faith and keen to learn more together.
We are also very proud of our beautiful church and the villages of Tongham and Runfold. We enjoy being part of this wider community too.
Activities for All Ages:
We went to Queen Elizabeth Park for a Big Day Out. We’ve also had some very successful film nights and skittles evenings at the Old School.
As well as our activities during Sunday services, we have a mid-week group called Coffee Plus. This is our group for pre-school age children, and it runs every Wednesday morning from 10.30am to noon in the Old School, even in school holidays. It’s a great opportunity to meet and chat with friends while the children play, and Claire drops in with her guitar to sing songs. We make sure mums, dads, grandparents and child minders have got a cup of tea and some cake too!
The Old School, used by St Paul’s Church for various activities and events and is also the parish office.
In addition to our great activities on a Sunday for primary school age children, we have activities in the school holidays called Christmas Buzz, Easter Buzz, and a whole week of Holiday Club during the summer. Booking forms are also available on the website in the weeks preceding the events.
Our newest venture is Messy Church, which is meeting every third Thursday in Old School.
We love young people attending and getting involved in our Sunday services, and they have their own time together as well at our Youth Group on a Sunday evening. This meets locally in term time from 7.30pm to 9pm to chill, chat and eat pizza. Our young people get involved in lots of different activities – fundraising and making a difference in our local area.
We have events which are aimed specifically at women and men. Women meet for breakfasts and Bible study, and also curry nights, pizza nights and pudding evenings. Men also meet for occasional evening Bible studies, and have their own social events such as quiz night, brewery tours with curry, karting, etc.
Our events are open to all ages, but we also arrange activites which are particularly aimed at those who have reached retirement age. Our fellowship lunches are held every second Tuesday in the Old School, from 12.30pm to 2pm. All are welcome for a soup and bread lunch, with lots of opportunities to chat with friends, and make new friends too.
The Jamboree Club meets three times a year, with visiting speakers, quizzes and afternoon tea.
Poyle Road, Tongham
The church office is open Monday and Thursday between 10am and 12pm (term-time).