The Parish of Burchetts Green

We warmly welcome you to join us at any of our services

Three churches one Parish

St Mary the Virgin, Hurley
St John the Evangelist, Littlewick Green
St James the Less, Stubbings


Actively listening to God

we will build on our rich and diverse worship traditions

harnessing our varied talents and resources

to reach out to the wider community

as a relevant focus of spiritual growth and Christ's love.


Details of all our services here>>

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Revd Keith explains why

Advent is a time to be realistic about ourselves

read here>>



Rev’d Dilys discusses

Set-Backs

read here>>


Mid week

Tuesday 18th November

10.30am Soltau Centre: Pebbles

2.30pm Priory Room Hurley: Oasis Prayer Group

Wednesday 19th November

11.30am Stubbings: Holy Communion (BCP)

Thursday 20th November

10.30am Priory Room, Hurley: Pebbles

Sunday 23rd November

4.00pm Reading Minster: Archdeaconry

Confirmation Service






Quench Bookshop

19a Queen Street, Maidenhead

We are fortunate to have a Christian Bookshop in Maidenhead. (They have an excellent selection of Christian books/CD’s. The shop is an important resource for the churches in our area and a place where those who may not feel comfortable entering a church can go for support and prayer.  Please support the shop when you can.


Parish Walks

Next walk: Our traditional Christmas Carol Walk: December 13th 11.00am.

New Year Walk: January 3rd 2015 at 11.00am. Details to follow


Thank you to our Planned Givers

We would like to thank all those who give regularly to the Parish by Standing Order or using the Envelope Scheme or otherwise. If that includes you there should be a letter at the back of the church for you as we need to update your Gift Aid form. The letter is formally addressed, we apologise if you consider it too formal but it was felt better to err in that way than to be too informal. If there’s no letter for you and there should be please speak to our Treasurer, Richard Curry, or to the vicar as the letter may have been mislaid or left in another church.


Parish Christmas Fayre

Saturday December 6th

12-2pm in the Soltau Centre

Please put the date into you diaries and come and join us for a ploughman’s lunch and a glass of wine, juice, tea/coffee as well as visiting the stands. We will need help with various items for the tombola;  produce stalls; items to make up Christmas hampers for the draw etc. Draw tickets for you to sell to family and friends will be available soon. Further details to follow, but if you can help run a stall in any way please contact Sue Harrington-Hill on 01628-783028.


Samaritan’s Purse Operation

CHRISTMAS CHILD  SHOE BOX APPEAL

It’s the time of year when I need to ask for your support. We had such a great response last year, thank you very much. Many churches, schools and organizations support O.C.C. make Christmas presents available to children who have very little. Shoe boxes and a card with details are available in the Priory Room, in the Soltau Centre this Sunday or from me. If you’d like to take part, but can’t do a box, I will happily to do it for you:  donations will be gratefully received and put towards items to fill shoe boxes. Finally, if you have any empty shoe boxes please let me know.  Please could you return filled boxes by Sunday 23rd November. Every Blessing, Sandra Brooks. 01628 822830



Foodshare

Many thanks to all of you who are contributing. Donations, which are taken to the Maidenhead Foodbank, can be left in the box at the back of each church. Please could you make sure that all items are within their best-before date.


Christmas Service and Events

Copies of our Christmas Card giving details of all our services and events during December are currently being distributed to households in the Parish. There are copies at the back of the churches for those who live outside the Parish.


Toy and Christingle Services

Christingle is the ‘service with oranges & candles’  At this service we are collecting new toys for distribution by Slough Social Services. Please bring them unwrapped.

Hurley: 14th December 10.30am

Littlewick: 7th December 2.15pm

Stubbings: 14th December 10.30am


A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

1st-10th September 2015  

From Holy Trinity, Cookham & St John the Baptist, Cookham Dean. With the Revd Nick Plant If you think that you may be interested please contact Keith who will forward you the brochure and details.


Services Sunday November 23rd   

8:00am   Stubbings Holy Communion (BCP)

9.15am   Littlewick Communion Together

10.30am   Hurley  Holy Communion (CW)

10.30am  Stubbings Family Service

6.00pm    Stubbings Evensong (BCP)

Services Sunday 30th November

Advent Sunday

8.00am Stubbings: Holy Communion (BCP)

10.30am Hurley: ‘God in Quiet’ A quiet meditative service with music, readings and prayer including prayers for healing.

6.00pm Littlewick Green: Parish Candlelit Advent Service with Communion.

Please come and take time out to sing traditional Advent hymns and hear familiar Advent readings and we begin our journey towards Christmas.