The Parish of Burchetts Green

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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 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.

Thank you says Foodbank...
and please keep helping!

Below is their latest wish list: Tinned Meat * Tinned fish * Tinned vegetables * Soup * Rice *Herbs/Spices * Cooking sauces * Instant mash * Tea Bags/Instant Coffee * Sugar * Breakfast cereals * UHT milk * Tinned desserts * Cereal bars/biscuits * Jams * Fruit juice There are drop off points at the back of each church. Please ensure all items donated are within their best before date.

There's a drop off point at the back of each church. Many thanks to those who are already donating.

Rev Keith writes about



by Rev Dilys

A grand lady…

Littlewick has lost one of its great characters. Hilary Lewis died peacefully on October 7, watched over by close family with music from one of her favourite singers, Ella Fitzgerald, playing in the background.

Hilary was well-known for many things. One was her decided views and the fact that she wasn’t afraid to voice them. In that she was a superb match for her husband Graham. They moved to the Green over 40 years ago and became very involved with village life. Each was on the Littlewick Green Society committee and, in time, became president.

They were known for their fabulous dinner parties (both had senior jobs in catering) and Hilary showed her love through food. She cooked for and ran the village lunch for many years, giving all profits to Camp Mohawk. Donations to this local charity were collected to celebrate her life. Hilary, who was unusually tall for her era, was well-known for her elegant hands and nails, often holding a glass of sauvignon blanc, and was always immaculately dressed. She will be missed.

200 draws pay out to more winners

October’s  200 Club prize draw was held at the Young at Heart lunch on September 19. Gillian Goldingham (number16) and Jo New (84) were the winners.  The Novemer draw will be held at the Young at Heart lunch on November 14.  Tony Ruffell


By Richard Moores

Join Hurley in remembrance as it lights its beacon

A century after the guns fell silent at the end of WW1, 1000 Beacons of Light, including one in Hurley, will be lit at 7pm on November 11 across the British Isles and the UK’s Overseas Territories.

As well as remembering the millions who were killed or came home dreadfully wounded, the event will also commemorate the huge army of men and women who, often in dangerous and exhausting conditions, kept the wheels of industry turning at home and brought in the harvest so the nation didn’t starve.

‘We will gather at 6.30pm in the church where HUGS (Hurley Ukulele Group) will play a brief selection of WW1 music. Then, after a short prayer, we will process through the churchyard, with an avenue of flares, to the beacon. After it’s lit, the church bells will be rung. Please come to honour those who suffered in WW1 and commit yourselves to striving for peace.

Christmas dates coming soon

This year’s Christmas Card, which has details of all our Christmas celebrations, will be delivered around the Parish towards the end of November. If you live outside the Parish, or for some reason don’t get a card, copies will be available from the back of the churches from Remembrance Sunday.


VILLAGE LUNCH will be on Thursday November 15 at 1.15pm. Please let Lynn Penfold know if you are coming –  01628 822561 or

LITTLEWICK WI’s next meeting will be at 1.45 for 2pm on November 20, in the Gilchrist Hall. Ann Maine will talk about Flowers of South Africa.

LITTLEWICK EVENING BELLES WI meets at 7.45pm on the second Monday of each month in Gilchrist Hall.  Details from secretary Esme Rolfe on 07909  905184.