26 ways you can celebrate 21 years

A week of special events will mark the 21st birthday of a valued community resource.

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St George’s Church in Owlsmoor opened its present building in 1993 and 26 events across the week of September 21-28 will showcase the very best that the church has to offer. The programme includes concerts, children’s events and tasters of regular meetings.

Sunday, September 21

It all starts at 10am on Sunday, September 21 with a service that includes Haydn’s Little Organ Mass.

Monday, September 22

Then, soprano Katherine Walker teams up with pianist Judith Flint for a free lunchtime concert on Monday, September 22.

Tuesday, September 23

On Tuesday, September 23, a free morning concert will feature Gilbert & Sullivan tunes. Starting at 10.15am, it will be given by Margaret Walker and Judith Dodds.

A children’s music workshop for under 11s takes place at 6pm.

Wednesday, September 24

The Revd John Castle from St Michael’s Church in Sandhurst will give a trumpet concert on Wednesday, September 24 at 9.15am.

Thursday, September 25

On Thursday, September 25 there is an organ recital by Adrian Cox at 1.30pm and 6.30pm.

Friday, September 26

Friday, September 26 sees a free concert given by pianists Penny Hanlon and Yvonne Tozer at 6pm.

Saturday, September 27

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A flower festival will be held on Saturday, September 27 from 10.30am to 5pm and includes a concert by St Michael’s Handbells at 11am. In the evening, a celebration supper evening concert starts at 7.30pm, with tickets costing £8.

The flower festival is also open from noon to 5pm on Sunday.

Sunday, September 28

The events conclude on Sunday, September 28, with services at 10am and 6.30pm and a concert for the flower festival at noon. The Bishop of Reading, the Rt Revd Andrew Proud, will be the guest speaker.

Pat Rae, churchwarden for St George’s, said: “Our present church building is 21 years old this year and we are having a fantastic week of events.

“Visit our church, step inside and join us for any of our services, free concerts and flower festival during the week.”

For more details, log on to the church’s website

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