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Mar
19
Tue
2019
10:30 am Family History Sessions @ Pangbo... @ Pangbourne Library
Family History Sessions @ Pangbo... @ Pangbourne Library
Mar 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Family History Sessions @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library
Research your Family History Third Tuesday of the month at Pangbourne Library. Learn to use Ancestry.com for your personal research. To book a session, please contact the library: http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30285 Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/
10:30 am Hungerford Carers Support Group @ Hungerford Fire Station
Hungerford Carers Support Group @ Hungerford Fire Station
Mar 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Hungerford Carers Support Group @ Hungerford Fire Station
Hosted by Reading and West Berkshire Carers Hub.
11:00 am Rhymetime @ Newbury Library @ Newbury Library
Rhymetime @ Newbury Library @ Newbury Library
Mar 19 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Rhymetime @ Newbury Library @ Newbury Library | England | United Kingdom
Rhymetime for under 3 years Every Tuesday and Wednesday, 11.00-11.20am at Newbury Library. For more information, please contact the library. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30251
2:00 pm Art Group @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Art Group @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Mar 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Art Group @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library | England | United Kingdom
Art Group Every Tuesday, 2.00-4.00pm at Hungerford Library. Bring your paints, pastels or pencils. Please contact the library for more information: Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30282
2:00 pm Knit and Natter @ Lambourn Library @ Lambourn Library
Knit and Natter @ Lambourn Library @ Lambourn Library
Mar 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Knit and Natter @ Lambourn Library @ Lambourn Library | Lambourn | England | United Kingdom
Knit and Natter Every Tuesday, 2.00-4.00pm at Lambourn Library. Drop in and bring your knitting with you. For more information, please contact the library. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30283
3:30 pm Knit and Natter @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library
Knit and Natter @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library
Mar 19 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Knit and Natter @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library | England | United Kingdom
Knit and Natter Every Tuesday at Thatcham Library, 3.30-5.00pm Drop in and bring your knitting with you. For more information, please contact the library: Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35194
7:00 pm Beginners Knitting @ The Mix, Wantage
Beginners Knitting @ The Mix, Wantage
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Beginners Knitting @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom
An introductory course covering all the basic skills: casting on and off, the knit stitch, the purl stitch, how to create stitch patterns using knit and purl, working in rows and rounds, and increasing and[...]
Mar
20
Wed
2019
9:30 am Wednesday Rhymetime @ Wantage Li... @ Wantage Library
Wednesday Rhymetime @ Wantage Li... @ Wantage Library
Mar 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Wednesday Rhymetime @ Wantage Library @ Wantage Library | United Kingdom
Wednesday Rhymetime @ Wantage Library Join in with our fun free Rhymetime sessions for the under-fives! There will be plenty of singing and nursery rhymes, as well as some soft toys and musical instruments to[...]
9:45 am Computer Lessons for beginners @... @ Hungerford Library
Computer Lessons for beginners @... @ Hungerford Library
Mar 20 @ 9:45 am – 11:45 am
Computer Lessons for beginners @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library | England | United Kingdom
Computer Lessons for beginners Every Wednesday morning at Hungerford Library To book a session, please contact the library: 01488 682660 Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30282
10:00 am Art Group @ Lambourn Library @ Lambourn Library
Art Group @ Lambourn Library @ Lambourn Library
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Art Group @ Lambourn Library @ Lambourn Library | Lambourn | England | United Kingdom
Art Group Every Wednesday, 10.00am-12.00pm at Lambourn Library. Bring your paints, pastels or pencils. For more information, please contact the library. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30283  

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Mar
19
Tue
2019
Hungerford Carers Support Group @ Hungerford Fire Station
Mar 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Hungerford Carers Support Group @ Hungerford Fire Station

Hosted by Reading and West Berkshire Carers Hub.

Mar
22
Fri
2019
Lent Lunch @ United Reformed Church
Mar 22 @ 12:30 pm
Lent Lunch @ United Reformed Church | England | United Kingdom

All are welcome to share a simple meal of soup & bread, with a short time of reflection.  Donations to Noreen’s Kids, supporting disabled children & their families in Romania.

This is the second in an annual series of four lunches, hosted in turn by Hungerford’s churches.

Mar
23
Sat
2019
Charity car wash to raise funds for The Firefighters Charity @ Wantage Fire Station
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Newbury Death Cafe @ Hamstead Marshall Village Hall
Mar 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Local yoga teacher to host Newbury’s first Death Café

• Saturday March 23, 2-4pm, Hamstead Marshall Village Hall

• Sunday April 28, 2-4pm, Hamstead Marshall Village Hall

Neeta Madahar, a well-known local yoga teacher, will be co-hosting Newbury’s first Death Café on Saturday March 23rd in the Village Hall, Hamstead Marshall. The objective of a Death Café is ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their finite lives‘. The 2-hour informal gathering, for which there is no fee, will allow people to gather, eat cake, drink tea and discuss death under Neeta’s guidance.

Death is something that none of us can escape but which is rarely talked about openly and honestly. Recently, through both my teaching and personal experiences, I have become more aware of the taboo that surrounds discussing death. As more people die in care homes, hospices and hospitals rather than in their own homes and communities it has become increasingly detached from our day to day lives” explained Neeta. The Death Café is not a bereavement or counselling group but an opportunity for open and honest discussion and questions about death and dying.

Neeta will be joined by Celia Spiers, an experienced Death Café facilitator who has been running Death Cafés in Leamington Spa since 2017. There are also established Death Cafés in Bristol, Oxford and Swindon and you can find out more at https://deathcafe.com. To book a place on the inaugural Newbury Death Café please visit https://deathcafe.com/deathcafe/7859. A second Death Café has now been booked at the same venue to take place on Sunday April 28th, between 2-4pm.

In addition to her yoga teaching and work with Death Café, Neeta is also a qualified Soul Midwife. Soul Midwives are non-medical, holistic companions who guide and support the dying to facilitate a gentle and tranquil death. Their most important role is to provide comfort, continuous support and reassurance in helping a dying person to experience the death he or she wants. To contact Neeta about yoga, soul midwifery or the Death Café please go to http://www.neetamadahar-yoga.com

One person’s experiences of attending a Death Café

Tony Hersh from Stockcross has been attending the Death Café in Bristol since last summer. He spoke to us about his experiences and the benefits.

Q. When did you first attend a Death Café and why?

A. I went to my first about six months ago. I guess I have been thinking about what happens to us after we die for quite a long time. I’m not religious at all and my medical and science background gives me a very ‘evidence based’ approach to what I believe in life. I don’t believe there is any real evidence of life after death and such a thing just feels illogical and unlikely to me. So, the thought of death and never existing again can be a bit scary. However, people don’t often talk about this subject so when I heard about this form it sounded like a great place where I could ask people about their views and how they arrived at their beliefs without them thinking I was strange or morbid.

Q. How often do you attend the meetings?

A. The nearest group to me is Bristol and they meet once a month. I don’t go to all meetings but the organisers are very happy for people to come to as many or as few sessions as they want.

Q. How have you benefitted from these discussions?

A. Personally hugely. It’s been fascinating hearing other people’s ideas and experiences and it’s made me question my black and white approach and be more open to other ideas, so I’ve found the meetings reassuring and interesting. There is a big variety of people who attend: some are facing imminent death due to illness, some are religious, some are very anti -religious, some believe in ghosts, spirits, reincarnation or have other types of beliefs about life after death or coping with living when loved ones die. It’s becoming a valuable support for me and I’ve made some good friends.

Q. What is the most common question or point that is raised at the events?

A. Any question is allowed and if people don’t raise questions the organisers have a list of questions we might pick to discuss. They range from thoughts on life after death, fears, coping with grief, how people would want to be remembered, how they would like to be buried and a huge range of other related questions

Q What would you say to anyone considering attending Neeta’s event?

A. I would say if you are interested in discussing death and related topics in a forum with like-minded people it’s extremely interesting and informative. It’s a safe, non-judgemental and supportive environment where all questions are encouraged on a topic that isn’t usually discussed much.

 

 

Mar
26
Tue
2019
Tuesday Fellowship @ Hungerford Methodist Church Hall
Mar 26 @ 2:30 pm
Tuesday Fellowship @ Hungerford Methodist Church Hall | England | United Kingdom

The Work of THRIVE – using gardening to change lives

All welcome for Fellowship, interesting speakers & a cup of tea.

To reach the Church Hall, go through the alleyway between the Church and the shop, follow the path through the garden.

Please let us know if you need transport to be able to attend.

Mar
27
Wed
2019
Autism Berkshire NAS Autism Seminar – Managing Anger @ Thatcham Baptist Church
Mar 27 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Autism Berkshire - Workshop Article Image

Autism Berkshire is pleased to present this National Autistic Society Family seminar on Managing Anger.

This FREE course is suitable for parents and carers of children and young people with autism spectrum conditions, or whose children are on the waiting list for a Berkshire CAMHS autism assessment.

It looks at distressed behaviour and meltdowns in children with autism, how to cope and how to help children to understand and communicate feelings

The workshop will be delivered by Amanda Walker, our Home Visit worker in West Berkshire.

Companion seminars on Understanding Autism and Sensory Needs will be available at the same venue on Wednesday, January 30, and Wednesday, February 27, respectively. Please book separately for these.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided, however you must bring your own packed lunch.

  • For this series of three seminars we are using a new venue, which is a short walk from Thatcham railway station, to make it easier for people without access to a car to attend. The station is served by GWR local trains on the route between Bedwyn, Hungerford, Newbury, Theale and Reading.
Postcards from Abroad @ St Mary's Church, Hamstead Marshall
Mar 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Postcards from Abroad @ St Mary's Church, Hamstead Marshall | Hamstead Marshall | England | United Kingdom

Robin Barrett is the final speaker in the series for this season. ‘Postcards from Abroad’ will be an entertaining account of Robin’s travels, work and adventures in many parts of the world. He began at a young age and thus has great insight into how to be both happy and economically successful wherever one may end up. His joie de vivre and vivacity have no doubt helped him along the way.

  • On Wednesday 27 March 2019 at 7.30pm St Mary’s Hamstead Marshall will host the sixth Speakers’ Corner.
  • During the evening wine, tea, coffee and nibbles will be served.
  • The cost is £5 per person.
  • The speakers is Robin Barrett whose topic will be ‘Postcards from Abroad’.
  • Time: 7.30pm.
  • Venue: St Mary’s Church, Hamstead Marshall.

Please email speakers.cornermb@gmail.com if you would like more details and information about the series.

Email: Venetia Dunlop: venetiadunlop@yahoo.com

Mar
29
Fri
2019
Lent Lunch @ Hungerford Methodist Church
Mar 29 @ 12:30 pm
Lent Lunch @ Hungerford Methodist Church | England | United Kingdom

All are welcome to share a simple meal of soup & bread, with a short time of reflection.  Donations to Noreen’s Kids, supporting disabled children & their families in Romania.

This is the third in an annual series of four lunches, hosted in turn by Hungerford’s churches.

Mar
31
Sun
2019
Mothering Sunday at Saint Lawrence, Hungerford @ St Lawrence's Church
Mar 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Mothering Sunday at Saint Lawrence, Hungerford @ St Lawrence's Church | England | United Kingdom

Mothering Sunday

Sunday 31 March 2019

St Lawrence’s Church
Parsonage Lane, Hungerford, RG17 OJB
http://www.stlawrenceshungerford.org.uk
Administrator: 07548 678234

Apr
2
Tue
2019
Tuesday Fellowship @ Hungerford Methodist Church Hall
Apr 2 @ 2:30 pm
Tuesday Fellowship @ Hungerford Methodist Church Hall | England | United Kingdom

Guest Speaker: Rev Nigel Sands

All welcome for Fellowship, interesting speakers & a cup of tea.

To reach the Church Hall, go through the alleyway between the Church and the shop, follow the path through the garden.

Please let us know if you need transport to be able to attend.

Apr
4
Thu
2019
Hungerford Time to Talk @ Magistrate's Room, Hungerford Town Hall
Apr 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hungerford Time to Talk @ Magistrate's Room, Hungerford Town Hall

Come and find out how to access to healthcare and more especially Mental Health Services in Rural Areas.

Hungerford Together aims to combat social isolation, loneliness and reduce the stigma of, and improve the mental well being of people in Hungerford. It aim is to:

Signpost people to help and support;
Provide safe and welcoming social groups to allow people to build their confidence;
Encourage ( where appropriate ) people to help each other and join in activities, social events, day trips;
To provide meetings in various locations and at times to fit in with everyone;
To be fully inclusive of people with all disabilities and sensory needs and where English is not their first language and to respect people and their human rights.

Thanks to the kind supporters of these meetings, including Town & Manor, M&S, John Lewis, GWR, Tesco, Greene King.

Apr
5
Fri
2019
Lent Lunch @ St Lawrence's Church
Apr 5 @ 12:30 pm
Lent Lunch @ St Lawrence's Church | England | United Kingdom

All are welcome to share a simple meal of soup & bread, with a short time of reflection.  Donations to Noreen’s Kids, supporting disabled children & their families in Romania.

This is the last in an annual series of four lunches, hosted in turn by Hungerford’s churches.

Apr
6
Sat
2019
Coffee and Cake @ Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 am
Coffee and Cake @ Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church | England | United Kingdom

Coffee and Cake session at the church to which all are welcome. We started this in 2016 and it has become very popular with a core group of about 25 to 30 people but we really want to encourage people to come for “Cake, a Cuppa and a Chat” in our lovely building.

Great Shefford Easter Eggstravaganza in aid of Sue Ryder @ Great Shefford Village Hall
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Great Shefford Easter Eggstravaganza in aid of Sue Ryder @ Great Shefford Village Hall | Great Shefford | England | United Kingdom

Tea, Coffee, Cakes

Easter Crafts

Raffle

Something for everyone!

Shefford Craft Club are arranging this event to raise funds and awareness of the function of Sue Ryder in our community. Sue Ryder will be taking over the function of the Macmillan nurses in supporting cancer suffers and their friends and families in West Berkshire. Representatives of the charity will be attending the event to explain what they do.

Anybody who would like to help on the day or would like to donate cakes, raffle prizes, craft items etc is welcome to contact me on steviefranklin@outlook.com but most of all we would like them to come along on the day and enjoy themselves.

To find out more about Sue Ryder, listen to this interview with Hannah Richards from Sue Ryder on 4 LEGS Radio with Forrester and Allen from 15 minutes.

Apr
14
Sun
2019
Palm Sunday at Saint Lawrence, Hungerford @ St Lawrence's Church
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Palm Sunday at Saint Lawrence, Hungerford @ St Lawrence's Church | England | United Kingdom

Palm Sunday
Sunday 14 April, 10am
St Lawrence’s Church
Parsonage Lane, Hungerford, RG17 OJB
http://www.stlawrenceshungerford.org.uk
Administrator: 07548 678234

Songs of Praise at Saint Lawrence, Hungerford @ St Lawrence's Church
Apr 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Songs of Praise at Saint Lawrence, Hungerford @ St Lawrence's Church | England | United Kingdom

Palm Sunday Songs of Praise
Sunday 14 April, 6.30pm
St Lawrence’s Church
Parsonage Lane, Hungerford, RG17 OJB
http://www.stlawrenceshungerford.org.uk
Administrator: 07548 678234

Apr
16
Tue
2019
Hungerford Carers Support Group @ Hungerford Fire Station
Apr 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Hungerford Carers Support Group @ Hungerford Fire Station

Hosted by Reading and West Berkshire Carers Hub.

Tuesday Fellowship @ Hungerford Methodist Church
Apr 16 @ 2:30 pm
Tuesday Fellowship @ Hungerford Methodist Church | England | United Kingdom

Easter Celebration: Holy Communion in the Church followed by Tea in the Hall

All welcome for Fellowship, interesting speakers & a cup of tea.

To reach the Church Hall, go through the alleyway between the Church and the shop, follow the path through the garden.

Please let us know if you need transport to be able to attend.

Apr
18
Thu
2019
Maundy Thursday at Saint Lawrence, Hungerford @ St Lawrence's Church
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Maundy Thursday at Saint Lawrence, Hungerford @ St Lawrence's Church | England | United Kingdom

Maundy Thursday
Thursday 18 April
7.30pm
St Lawrence’s Church
Parsonage Lane, Hungerford, RG17 OJB
http://www.stlawrenceshungerford.org.uk
Administrator: 07548 678234

Apr
19
Fri
2019
Good Friday at Saint Lawrence, Hungerford @ St Lawrence's Church
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Good Friday at Saint Lawrence, Hungerford @ St Lawrence's Church | England | United Kingdom

Good Friday
Friday 18 April 10.00am
St Lawrence’s Church
Parsonage Lane, Hungerford, RG17 OJB
http://www.stlawrenceshungerford.org.uk
Administrator: 07548 678234

Good Friday at Saint Lawrence, Hungerford @ St Lawrence's Church
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Good Friday at Saint Lawrence, Hungerford @ St Lawrence's Church | England | United Kingdom

Good Friday
Friday 18 April 2.00pm
St Lawrence’s Church
Parsonage Lane, Hungerford, RG17 OJB
http://www.stlawrenceshungerford.org.uk
Administrator: 07548 678234

Apr
21
Sun
2019
Easter Day at Saint Lawrence, Hungerford @ St Lawrence's Church
Apr 21 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Easter Day at Saint Lawrence, Hungerford @ St Lawrence's Church | England | United Kingdom

Easter Day Communion
Sunday 21 April
8.00am, 10.00am, 4.00pm, 6.30pm
St Lawrence’s Church
Parsonage Lane, Hungerford, RG17 OJB
http://www.stlawrenceshungerford.org.uk
Administrator: 07548 678234

Easter Day at Saint Lawrence, Hungerford @ St Lawrence's Church
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Easter Day at Saint Lawrence, Hungerford @ St Lawrence's Church | England | United Kingdom

Easter Day Communion
Sunday 21 April
8.00am, 10.00am, 4.00pm, 6.30pm
St Lawrence’s Church
Parsonage Lane, Hungerford, RG17 OJB
http://www.stlawrenceshungerford.org.uk
Administrator: 07548 678234

Easter Day at Saint Lawrence, Hungerford @ St Lawrence's Church
Apr 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Easter Day at Saint Lawrence, Hungerford @ St Lawrence's Church | England | United Kingdom

Easter Day Communion
Sunday 21 April
8.00am, 10.00am, 4.00pm, 6.30pm
St Lawrence’s Church
Parsonage Lane, Hungerford, RG17 OJB
http://www.stlawrenceshungerford.org.uk
Administrator: 07548 678234

Easter Day at Saint Lawrence, Hungerford @ St Lawrence's Church
Apr 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Easter Day at Saint Lawrence, Hungerford @ St Lawrence's Church | England | United Kingdom

Easter Day Communion
Sunday 21 April
8.00am, 10.00am, 4.00pm, 6.30pm
St Lawrence’s Church
Parsonage Lane, Hungerford, RG17 OJB
http://www.stlawrenceshungerford.org.uk
Administrator: 07548 678234

Apr
22
Mon
2019
Easter Egg Hunt at Saint Lawrence, Hungerford @ St Lawrence's Church
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Easter Egg Hunt at Saint Lawrence, Hungerford @ St Lawrence's Church | England | United Kingdom

Easter Egg Hunt
Monday 22 April, 10.00am
St Lawrence’s Church
Parsonage Lane, Hungerford, RG17 OJB
http://www.stlawrenceshungerford.org.uk
Administrator: 07548 678234

Apr
28
Sun
2019
Newbury Death Cafe @ Hamstead Marshall Village Hall
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Local yoga teacher to host Newbury’s first Death Café

• Saturday March 23, 2-4pm, Hamstead Marshall Village Hall

• Sunday April 28, 2-4pm, Hamstead Marshall Village Hall

Neeta Madahar, a well-known local yoga teacher, will be co-hosting Newbury’s first Death Café on Saturday March 23rd in the Village Hall, Hamstead Marshall. The objective of a Death Café is ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their finite lives‘. The 2-hour informal gathering, for which there is no fee, will allow people to gather, eat cake, drink tea and discuss death under Neeta’s guidance.

Death is something that none of us can escape but which is rarely talked about openly and honestly. Recently, through both my teaching and personal experiences, I have become more aware of the taboo that surrounds discussing death. As more people die in care homes, hospices and hospitals rather than in their own homes and communities it has become increasingly detached from our day to day lives” explained Neeta. The Death Café is not a bereavement or counselling group but an opportunity for open and honest discussion and questions about death and dying.

Neeta will be joined by Celia Spiers, an experienced Death Café facilitator who has been running Death Cafés in Leamington Spa since 2017. There are also established Death Cafés in Bristol, Oxford and Swindon and you can find out more at https://deathcafe.com. To book a place on the inaugural Newbury Death Café please visit https://deathcafe.com/deathcafe/7859. A second Death Café has now been booked at the same venue to take place on Sunday April 28th, between 2-4pm.

In addition to her yoga teaching and work with Death Café, Neeta is also a qualified Soul Midwife. Soul Midwives are non-medical, holistic companions who guide and support the dying to facilitate a gentle and tranquil death. Their most important role is to provide comfort, continuous support and reassurance in helping a dying person to experience the death he or she wants. To contact Neeta about yoga, soul midwifery or the Death Café please go to http://www.neetamadahar-yoga.com

One person’s experiences of attending a Death Café

Tony Hersh from Stockcross has been attending the Death Café in Bristol since last summer. He spoke to us about his experiences and the benefits.

Q. When did you first attend a Death Café and why?

A. I went to my first about six months ago. I guess I have been thinking about what happens to us after we die for quite a long time. I’m not religious at all and my medical and science background gives me a very ‘evidence based’ approach to what I believe in life. I don’t believe there is any real evidence of life after death and such a thing just feels illogical and unlikely to me. So, the thought of death and never existing again can be a bit scary. However, people don’t often talk about this subject so when I heard about this form it sounded like a great place where I could ask people about their views and how they arrived at their beliefs without them thinking I was strange or morbid.

Q. How often do you attend the meetings?

A. The nearest group to me is Bristol and they meet once a month. I don’t go to all meetings but the organisers are very happy for people to come to as many or as few sessions as they want.

Q. How have you benefitted from these discussions?

A. Personally hugely. It’s been fascinating hearing other people’s ideas and experiences and it’s made me question my black and white approach and be more open to other ideas, so I’ve found the meetings reassuring and interesting. There is a big variety of people who attend: some are facing imminent death due to illness, some are religious, some are very anti -religious, some believe in ghosts, spirits, reincarnation or have other types of beliefs about life after death or coping with living when loved ones die. It’s becoming a valuable support for me and I’ve made some good friends.

Q. What is the most common question or point that is raised at the events?

A. Any question is allowed and if people don’t raise questions the organisers have a list of questions we might pick to discuss. They range from thoughts on life after death, fears, coping with grief, how people would want to be remembered, how they would like to be buried and a huge range of other related questions

Q What would you say to anyone considering attending Neeta’s event?

A. I would say if you are interested in discussing death and related topics in a forum with like-minded people it’s extremely interesting and informative. It’s a safe, non-judgemental and supportive environment where all questions are encouraged on a topic that isn’t usually discussed much.

 

 

May
2
Thu
2019
Hungerford Time to Talk @ Magistrate's Room, Hungerford Town Hall
May 2 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hungerford Time to Talk @ Magistrate's Room, Hungerford Town Hall

Come and find out how to access to healthcare and more especially Mental Health Services in Rural Areas.

Hungerford Together aims to combat social isolation, loneliness and reduce the stigma of, and improve the mental well being of people in Hungerford. It aim is to:

Signpost people to help and support;
Provide safe and welcoming social groups to allow people to build their confidence;
Encourage ( where appropriate ) people to help each other and join in activities, social events, day trips;
To provide meetings in various locations and at times to fit in with everyone;
To be fully inclusive of people with all disabilities and sensory needs and where English is not their first language and to respect people and their human rights.

Thanks to the kind supporters of these meetings, including Town & Manor, M&S, John Lewis, GWR, Tesco, Greene King.

May
4
Sat
2019
Coffee and Cake @ Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 am
Coffee and Cake @ Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church | England | United Kingdom

Coffee and Cake session at the church to which all are welcome. We started this in 2016 and it has become very popular with a core group of about 25 to 30 people but we really want to encourage people to come for “Cake, a Cuppa and a Chat” in our lovely building.

May
12
Sun
2019
Newbury Rotary Sponsored Walk @ Greenham Control Tower
May 12 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Newbury Rotary Sponsored Walk @ Greenham Control Tower | Greenham | England | United Kingdom

Newbury Rotary Club Annual Sponsored Walk Sunday 12 May 2019

Spring is coming and time to think of the annual sponsored walk organised by Newbury Rotary Club. Fully marshalled eight mile route with shorter wheelchair-friendly alternative route available.

This year’s walk will start and finish near to Greenham Common Control Tower which is of great interest in itself and has good parking and other facilities. There will be a route of about 8 miles taking in Greenham Common and surrounding countryside going through Bowden Woods and then down to the Kennet and Avon Canal and then back to the Common.

There will be another shorter route based on the Common which would be suitable for younger children and will be wheelchair friendly.

As in previous years start time will be from 11 am until 12 noon. The routes will be fully signed and marshalled.

Walkers are encouraged through sponsorship to raise money for their own good causes. You are welcome to download a sponsorship form here to use to raise money for your own cause.

A donation to Rotary of £1 for each sponsored walker is requested. Non-sponsored walkers are very welcome to join us and asked also to give a small donation. All donations will go to Newbury Rotary Club supported charities, a list of which can be found on our website.

Please email walk@newburyrotary.org with any questions or to request a sponsorship form. You can turn up on the day but it would be very helpful if you emailed us beforehand to let us know that you intend to come.