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.
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
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 read more>>.
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.