Sundays at 8.00am Said Eucharist and 9.30am Sung Eucharist Hart Street, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2AU

City Church

THE PARISH CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

Henley Royal Regatta Service

HRR and church 500wThe town of Henley is best known, right around the world, for the Royal Regatta which takes place during the first week of July each year.

Hundreds of rowers compete in the five-day event, which takes place over an upstream course on the River Thames, finishing just 200 yards from the Church.

The final day of the Regatta, a Sunday, begins with a traditional service of Choral Matins, one of the most colourful services of the year. Those attending include the Stewards and other officials of the Regatta, together with a large number of supporters from the town and those visiting from further field.

Each year an eminent visiting preacher is invited to give the sermon, while the collection is usually taken up by overseas crew members, often from American schools.

The next service will be 9:30am on Sunday 2nd July 2017. All are welcome!