Community

The wider community is of upmost importance to Wasing.

The Berkshire villages of Woolhampton, Aldermaston, Brimpton and Tadley form the four corners of the Estate. There are fine shops, pubs, churches and schools within the villages, all of which are key to the survival of the community and there is still a strong sense of ownership and cohesion from locals regarding the Estate.

Providing support for local organisations, The Mount Charity is a cause important to the community. Conceived by the late Sir William Mount in 1978, it is run by original family members and administered by volunteers and the staff of Wasing Estate. Although national charities are supported, the Mount income mainly goes to a variety of local charities and schools, including The Parish Church of St Nicholas.

Set within the heart of Wasing Estate, The Parish Church of St Nicholas plays an important part of the community. This wonderful chapel, in a truly peaceful setting, has at least one service a month and the oldest features of the church, the lancets, date back to the 13th century. The church is mainly 15th century, however was largely rebuilt in 1761 with further works during the 20th century. There is a stunning selection of stained and painted glass windows, the most recent is the late 20th century memorial stained glass window for the late Sir William and Lady Mount on the North wall of the Church.

Wasing’s goal is simply, to help foster community spirit that will make the local area a better place to live.