Pebbles is a short service for Pre-schoolers and parents/carers to come and share a Bible story, some ‘Pebbles action songs’ and a prayer. Then we have drinks and
biscuits: the children play and adults have a well deserved chat!
Hurley Group: Thursdays 10.30am, Priory Room
Stubbings Group: Tuesdays 10.30am, Soltau Centre
As we celebrate God’s abundant provision for us and his wonderful world we also need to remember that we who have much are to give generously. Thanks to all who have been donating non-perishable food items for distribution by Maidenhead Foodshare to families struggling to pay grocery bills. This is an excellent way we can be of practical help to struggling families, please consider helping if you have not done so so far. A reminder of the kind of items required: Breakfast Cereals, Tea Bags/Instant coffee, Fruit juice (carton), Tinned meat/fish, Rice/pasta, Pasta sauces, Soup, Jam, UHT milk, Sugar, Tinned vegetables, Tinned tomatoes, Instant mash, Tinned puddings (rice/sponge), Biscuits/snack bars, Toilet Paper. There‘s a drop off point at the back of the church.
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.
Even more reason to remember
Following a summer full of news of wars around the world, it's even more important to mark the courage and bravery of so many from this country, both in the two World Wars and currently. Services in all our churches start at 10.45am on November 9 and will include the traditional two minutes silence at 11 am. There will be a Remembrance Day event for children in the Priory Room at Hurley, 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. If you would like someone named during the service please give details on the lists at the back of the churches or email the Parish Office.
Saturday October 25th 11am
We shall meet at the Belgian Arms on the green at Holyport for a circular, flat walk.
Short local strolls are also available. Please note...it would help if you would share cars as parking is limited: it is very muddy in parts, wellies recommended: if you would like lunch please let Ian know.
Further details from Ian Bentley: 01628 630648.
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 or from me. If you have a school or company that would like to take part, do contact 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.
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.
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.
Wednesday Communion 11.30am Stubbings
A short traditional language communion service, followed this week by ...
Young at Heart Lunch
Can we tempt you with a delicious home cooked lunch? Older people from all three churches gather for lunch and friendly chat at the Soltau Centre 12.30pm.
NB THE PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY AND WILL REOPEN ON THURSDAY 30th OCTOBER