The Parish of Burchetts Green

We wish you a very happy christmas and a peaceful new year

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>>


Revd Keith writes about

 Celebrating two birthdays

read here>>

Rev’d Dilys discusses

Church Life

read here>>

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.

Some news from Foodshare

Nigel Cohen at Foodshare writes:

With not long to go to Christmas, we have just been through what must rank as the busiest three months we have ever had. We have been hearing from a huge range of Recipients how much the food means to them. Many of them would not have been able to eat properly without it. From people who have been abused, to people who have been ill, to people whose benefits were cut to nothing for no proper reason whatsoever. Parents, children, homeless, elderly - everyone has been able to benefit from what you have done, and they generally fizz with happiness when they are able to thank us for helping them. One particularly lovely thanks came from someone whose husband had just got back to work and the family no longer needed support. By the time she had finished thanking us, both she and Joan were in floods of tears. So this is just a special thanks to you who help some of the most vulnerable members of Maidenhead, with food and care.

The Parish Office will be closed after Tuesday 23rd December and reopens on Monday January 5th.

Pebbles Christmas Arrangements

Stubbings Pebbles meets on Tuesday 23rd December before breaking for Christmas until 6th January 10.30am, Soltau Centre.

Hurley Pebbles next meets on Thursday 8th January 10.30am, Priory Room.

Thank you … …

to everyone who helped make Christingles for the Christingle services

to everyone who brought new toys for distribution by Slough Social Services as presents for children who might otherwise not receive anything this Christmas.

to the churchwardens and others who have worked so hard to prepare for all of our Advent and Christmas services and events.

Wednesday Communion

Please note that there will be no Wednesday Communion at Stubbings on 24th December (Christmas Eve) or 31st December (New Year’s Eve). The next Wednesday Communion will be at 11.30am in St James the Less, Stubbings on January 7th.

Christmas Service and Events

Carol Singing in the Parish

Stubbings: Tuesday 23rd Dec. 5.30pm Carol Singing: We meet in the garden of The Pinkneys Arms.

Littlewick: Tuesday 23rd Dec. ‘Carols round the Green’  Start at ‘The Thatch’ at 6.30pm, ending at a local home for warming refreshments

Hurley: Tuesday 23rd Dec. 6.30pm with mulled wine & mince pies

Burchetts Green: Saturday 20th Dec. 5.00pm - meet opposite ‘The Crown’

Christmas Eve 24th December

Crib Services: 2.00pm Littlewick / 3.15pm Hurley /4.30pm Stubbings

11.30pm All three churches: Midnight Communion

Christmas Day

Please note: there will be no 8.00am service on Christmas Day

9.15am (note time) Hurley: Communion Together at Christmas

9.15am Littlewick Green: Family Communion

10.30am Stubbings: Christmas Family Service

followed by (at approx. 11.00am) a short Holy Communion (BCP  taken from the ’Comfortable Words) for those who want to stay.

Sunday 28th December

8.00am Stubbings: Holy Communion (BCP)

10.30am Hurley ‘Carols and Communion’

December Parish Walk

A perambulation along Hurley riverside towards Bisham

What's New

Photo: Elaine Mordaunt

Oasis - Tuesday 6th January

2.30pm Priory Room, Hurley Oasis, our fortnightly Parish Prayer Group, has a meditative feel. Please do come and join us as we listen reflectively to music, bible passages and other readings before a short time of silence leads into prayer for those who are unwell and for the Parish generally. The meeting lasts about 45 minutes.