Shaw-cum-Donnington Parish Council

Churches and other places of worship

There is one place of worship at the heart of our parish – St. Mary’s C of E Church, Shaw. Further down this page, you will find details of the nearest place of worship for many other Christian denominations and other faiths, either in Newbury or elsewhere in Berkshire.

Sunday 16 September 2018 at St Mary’s Church, Shaw- cum-Donnington:

Memento Mori: “If these stones could speak” Real life stories as told by the monuments and memorials of Shaw-cum-Donnington

Three extraordinary women who overcame adversity to gain their freedom independence and power: A poet’s granddaughter; a courageous teenager; a chamber maid who became a duchess: Shaw’s own Pygmalion.

Talks at 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm PLUS
Guided Tour of Monuments, Memorials and Tombs of Shaw

Knowing your Place

Exhibition of the hatches, matches and dispatches:
Parish Registers from 1750 to 1850 on display

Click here: St Mary’s HoD Notice 180828 (1) for more details.

St. Mary’s C of E ChurchImage result for st mary's church shaw
Click here to visit their website

And for details of special events and services at St Mary’s for Christmas 2017, click here.

Sally Breach, St Mary’s Church Office, Church Road, Shaw, Newbury, RG14 2DS

Telephone/Fax:  01635 40450

St Mary’s Church centre has some availability for hire for a variety of functions – meetings, seminars, classes, children’s birthday parties, family reunions etc. For availability and rates, please contact Sally Breach at, or call 01635 40450.

Sunday Services

08:00 1662 Communion – every Sunday
10:00 Morning Worship – every Sunday
11:15 Matins – 2nd Sunday of each month

Weekdays and Saturdays

Tuesdays 09:45 – 11:15, Church Centre: Meeting Point (parents’ and toddlers’ group). Contact Libby Goldsack through the Church Office for more information.

Every Fourth Tuesday 12:15 – 14:00: Pensioners’ Lunch Club. Call the Church Office to book a place.

Wednesday 10:00 – 12:00, Church Centre: Barnabas Bereavement group for the bereaved. Contact Judith Eggleton via the Church Office.

Fridays during term time 16:00 – 17:00: Children’s free choir with the Berkshire Maestros. Contact Marion on 01635 40450.

Every Second Saturday 10:30: Messy Church (includes lunch).Related image

Children’s & Youth Groups

Groups are held during the Sunday service at 10:00 every week during term time.

Crèche is held weekly and during holidays whenever possible.

Shaw Thing, 15:30 – 17:30 pm every Sunday in the Youth Lounge.

Youth Cell, Tuesdays 19:00 – 21:00 (Please call the Church office on 01635 40450 for details).

Praise & Worship, 4th Sunday at 18:00.

Home Study & Study Groups

Groups are held on most weekdays at various venues during both afternoons and evenings. Some of them even feed your stomach as well as your faith!

Please contact the Church Office for more information: Tel. 01635 40450.

Other Places of Worship in the Newbury area (alphabetical listing)

There are places of worship for many other Christian denominations, and for other faiths, in the Newbury area. Click on the relevant links below to be taken to the various websites. N.B. For three of the faiths (Hindu, Jewish and Sikh), the nearest place of worship necessitates a trip to Reading.




Gospel Hall:


Jehovah’s Witnesses:





Salvation Army: