It’s only October, but shortly it will be time to buy those Christmas cards. The best selection of cards with a Christian theme available locally is at our local Christian bookshop in Maidenhead, Quench. Quench also stocks gifts with a Christian theme: you may wish to include them, for example, with your gifts to godchildren. Quench is at 19 Queen Street, Maidenhead, SL6 1NB and is open 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday. Please support this important Christian ministry as much as you can.
Sunday 9th November - Remembrance Sunday
As the years go by it seems ever more important to mark the courage and bravery of so many, both in the two World Wars and currently. Services in all our churches start at 10.45am and include the traditional two minutes silence at 11.00am. There will be a Remembrance Day event for children in the Priory Room at Hurley running alongside the service in Church.
Commemoration of the Faithful Departed
St James the Less, Stubbings:
2nd November 2014 at 5pm
followed by refreshments in the Soltau Centre.
This service is an opportunity to remember and give thanks for those whom we love but no longer see.
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
Stubbings Quiz Night
Friday October 31st 7.00 for 7.15pm in the Soltau Centre, Please come to our Annual Quiz Night. The cost is £8.50 a head to include a fish (or chicken) and chip supper.
Make up your own table of six or join one when you arrive. No tickets, just let the Churchwardens (names and telephone numbers on the back of the Notice Sheet) know that you intend to come and pay at the door.
Parochial Church Council Meeting
The next P.C.C. meeting is on Tuesday 4th November. If you have anything you would like discussed please contact our P.C.C. Secretary, Hazel O’Connor, or speak to the vicar.
Services November 2nd
10.30am Stubbings Parish Service
An opportunity for all our church family to worship together around the communion. Children will join the first part of the service before going to the Soltau Centre for children’s groups and will rejoin the service for a final blessing.
As well as the normal items our Traidcraft stall has a good range of Christmas cards and other Christmas items. Please do go over to the Soltau Centre after the Parish Service and have a look at their selection.
The October Parish Walk was in Holyport not far from our Parish, but an area that few of us had walked before, read more>>.
Please join us at The Royal Oak, Farnham Common on Saturday November 15th at 11.00am for a walk in Burnham Beeches. Everybody welcome!
Details from Ian Bentley. 01628 630648.
Next walk: Our traditional Christmas Carol Walk: December 13th 11.00am.
New Year Walk: January 3rd 2015 at 11.00am. Details to follow
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.
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.