The Parish of Burchetts Green

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The Rev'd Dilys Woodmore writes

Easter Reflection
English Cathedrals
Something more
Exchanging the peace
Is this how we think of heaven?
Loving the stranger
The way ahead
Seasonal thoughts
Easter Renewal

Tough decisions

The real Advent
Times they are a-changing
Successors needed in the Parish
At the name of jesus every knee shall bow
Why go to Church?
A retreat is special
Reverse Order
A closer look at Church Life
How to cope with...Set-Backs

Hidden Treasure

Walsingham Pilgrimage
Let's say The Grace together

Summer Activities

Alleluia Christ is Risen
Eight days of Easter are all important
Challenges facing the church today
Candelmas bittersweet celebration

Seasonal changes
Landscapes & Relationships
On artistic interpretation

considers compassion
Considers Crossroads

Rowan Williams is a hard act to follow
Seeing things differently


Another special anniversary
Performance Reviews

The circle of church life

Women in the Episcopacy
Worship Styles
Time and Eternity
Remember, remember, the theme of November
Reflects on her 10 years of Ministry

Developing a basis for personal development

Post Easter and the days of waiting
Sacrements of the Church
New Life
A Golden Opportunity
The "Big Society" and Advent hope
A look at Futurology
About the Pope's visit

The Rev’d Maurice Skinner writes

Thank God for inspiring Sister Norma Pimental Sabbaticals and the Christian calling

Teresa Kennard LLM writes
Community and Resurrection

Rosalind Bentley writes
Make every day worthwhile

The Rev'd Keith Nicholls writes

A New Term
The Resurrection
Using Our Talents
Don’t be too busy for Christmas
Living counter culturally
Standing up for our faith
The wisdom of the cross
Taking a break
The Divine Headmaster
A call on all of us
Living in a fallen world

Faith and Belonging

Wise people still seek Him
Creating Space
The truly authentic ousider
The wonders of the ordinary
Faith in difficult times
The future in the Parish
What makes the Parish tick?
The New Temple

Spiritual awakenings

Windows on to being a community
Celebrating two birthdays
Advent is a time to be realistic about ourselves
Better Together
Troubled Times

Beyond the Holidays

Welcoming the Holy Spirit

The “Me” Generation
Forgiveness, the heart of the Christian faith
God's word will guide you, as it did Jesus
Give thanks with a grateful heart
Differing attitudes to Christmas, receiving like a little child
A truly inspired book
Generous donors fund chime planned for Hurley

Getting our priorities right

Do we need to measure up to the Ten Commandment?
Your more than a chance event

The Giving Gifts

‘Jesus is our light'
Some of the meaning of Christmas  
The spirituality of distraction
Transforming the ordinary
Looks at comfort
Faithful service
On being thankful
Space for what really matters
Lent don’t you just love it?
Talks about New Ventures for a New Year

Exploring our spiritual side, No boom and bust, just bust
Responds to problems in Maidenhead
Comparing Gold with something more valuable
Echoes of a better world
The Importance of Rest
A Grand Day Out
The Value of knowing Jesus
The Path to Freedom
Parish Diversity
God of surprises
The meaning of Advent
Comparing Gold with something more valuable

The Rev'd Tina Molyneux writes
Where’s the good news gone?
My final Ordination
About autumn and change


From the Registers


June 4      Maisie Stewart                           Stubbings

June 11    Khloe Meutcheye                         Hurley


June 3      Jason Leach & Emma Slade          Stubbings

June 3      Richard Quelch & Toni Blumfield    Stubbings

June 24     David Peycke & Claire Devlin        Stubbings

June 24     Oliver Lomas & Victoria Robinson  Littlewick

June 24     David Warren & Nicola Burton      Stubbings


June 6       Kenneth East                           Slough

June 15     Maurice Tinkler                         Reading


June 6       Countess Vera de la Marche       Littlewick

Interment of Ashes

June 18      John & Millicent Lane                Littlewick

June 26      Brian Nolan                             Stubbings

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This is just an extract from the Parish News magazine for Burchetts Green which is published most months.

Stories, or ideas, from any part of the Parish, can be emailed to Lynn Penfold at (01628 825718) or Gilly in the Parish Office.

For a copy of the magazine please contact... Hurley, Rosemary & David Burfitt 01628 823503 Littlewick Green, Jenny Robinson 01628 822886 Stubbings, Andrea Burn 01628 626428 ...or go to the back of any of our three churches.

Your foodbank needs you!

Despite the amazing response from across the Parish since a recent call, Foodbank manager Katie Hierons (from Littlewick) still, desperately needs help.Here she explains why.

Did you know?

 If you are able to help even in the smallest way that would be fantastic & make such a difference to people struggling in our community Please contact me if you are interested in becoming a volunteer.

Katie Hierons, Foodbank manager.

Littlewick Summer Lunch

This year’s Summer Lunch will now be on Sunday August 20 at The Thatch, Littlewick Green. To book in advance (tickets£17.50) ring Lynn Penfold -01618 822561 or

Programme Card

This card details much of what is going on in our Parish during May to August 2017 read here>>.

Recycle for Traidcraft

Sandra Moores is still collecting jewellery (gold silver, damaged or costume), watches, currency, mobile phones, cameras and electronic gadgets, includingcomputers, stamps and postcards in aid of Traidcraft. This is the charity dedicated to bringing about a world where approaches to trade can help people in deveolping countries to transform their lives. She reports that recently a cheque for £300, raised from selling Traidcraft goods, was sent to help the many projects. That's £600 since the start in November 2013.

Messing about in boats!

Apart from coming along and enjoying yourselves at Hurley Regatta on Saturday August 19, help before and during the event are needed...or you could take part! More information and entry forms are on the website, but you can also contact its chairman, Martin Fry on 07712534525.

Littlewick Church latest

Churchwarden Richard Moores reports that the church heating is now up and running again. In addition, a faculty (the Diocese equivalent of planning permission) has been submitted to install modern and more economic LED lighting in Littlewick church. David Gilbert (01628 822828) is reviving the Friends of Littlewick Church committee.

An Apology

The vicar writes:

Owing to our editor, Lynn Penfold, breaking her wrist and to some technical issues we are unable to produce the Parish News this month.

Coming up …

Stubbings Summer Lunch - Sunday August 6th  

12.30pm for 1.00pm at the Soltau Centre and garden

More information and tickets, £15 each, are obtainable from Mary Cooper (822096) and Sue Harrington-Hill (728025)

‘Young at Heart’ Afternoon Tea

 Joanna Butterwick invites all ‘Young at Hearters’ to an afternoon tea on Tuesday August 8th at 3.30pm at her home, Pinkneys House, Pinkneys Drive, Pinkneys Green, SL6 8QD

Sung Evensong (BCP) at Hurley – 13th August

As part of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the rebuilding of their church St Michael and St Mary Magdalene, Easthampstead are holding a sung Evensong (BCP) in St Mary the Virgin Hurley on Sunday August 13th at 5.30pm

 All are welcome to join their congregation for this service.

The Organ Club visit Hurley – 19th August

The Organ Club will visit Hurley Church on Saturday 19th August at 10.45am to put the organ through its paces – all are welcome to come and listen in.

Hurley Regatta - Saturday 19th August 2017

A unique event on the Thames – a mix of serious races, ridiculous things to do on water, land based competitions, entertainment and fun for all the family.

We go on into the evening with charming live music by the riverside. Each year all surplus income goes to local charities.  More information on their website:  Gates open at 8:30am. Gate Ticket Prices: Adult £7.00; Children (2-15) £2.50; Children under 2 FREE!

Littlewick Green Summer Lunch

Sunday August 20th 12.00 for 12.30pm at ‘The Thatch’

Come and enjoy a Greek-style lunch

Tickets (including all food and drinks) from Jenny Robinson (822886) or Lynn Penfold (822561)

Stubbings Summer Tea

Saturday 26th August 2017 3.00-4.30pm in the Soltau Centre

Come and enjoy an afternoon tea and a friendly chat.


 Littlewick Show: Bank Holiday Monday, 28th August 2017

At Bottle Meadow, Knowl Hill, RG10 9YJ We’ll be running a refreshment stall in aid of Parish funds: details to follow.

Please put the date in your diary.