4.00pm Stubbings: The 4 o'clock Service (see below)
Tuesday 19th February
A Service of Thanksgiving for the life of David Watkins-Lewis
There will be a Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the life of William Bennett at 12.00pm in St James the Less, Stubbings. All are invited to join the family.
Oasis at 2.30pm in the Priory Room, Hurley
Oasis, our Parish Prayer Group, has a meditative feel.
We listen reflectively to music, Bible passages and readings before a short time of silence leads into prayer for those who are unwell and for the Parish.
Wednesday 20th February
Midweek Communion 11.30am Stubbings
"We pause in the silence, in the presence of God" So begins our midweek
service using the historic and memorable words of the Book of Common Prayer.
Please join us in the quiet of St James the Less followed this week by:
Wednesday - Young at Heart Lunch 12.30pm Soltau Centre
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.
Thursday 21st February
Pebbles 10.30am in the Priory Room
Pebbles is a short service for pre-schoolers and parents/carers. We sing 'Pebbles
action songs' say prayers, find Warwick Bear, have drinks and biscuits: then the
children play; adults have a well-deserved chat!
Saturday 23rd February
Wedding 1.00pm Stubbings
The 4 O'clock Service
The 4 O'clock service at Stubbings is structured yet informal, with an opportunity to participate. It aims to explore the challenges of leading a Christian life wherever we find ourselves, at work, at school, in sports and when meeting friends. It will also suit those who have other family commitments on Sunday morning. The service is now fortnightly and takes place on the second and fourth Sundays in each month.
New Electoral Roll
This year we have to prepare an entirely new electoral roll and as a result even if you are already on our electoral roll you will have to reapply. Being on the electoral roll entitles you to vote in PCC and Deanery Synod elections at the APCM and is also a sign of commitment to the Parish.
There are forms at the back of each church for you to complete and give to the Church Wardens or to Gilly at the Parish Office. The closing date for applications for this year's APCM is Monday 1st April 2019. If you are a regular worshipper in any of our churches I'd encourage you to go on the roll.
Husbands and wives should each fill in one please, or, if the details are the same we will accept one form signed by both. There is a legal requirement that the names (but not addresses or contact details) of those on the Electoral Roll be displayed at the churches for 14 days. By applying to be on the Electoral Roll you are agreeing to this and to us holding the data under GDPR rules.
Coming Soon ... Roots of Jazz - Friday l« March 8.00pm at St Mary's Maidenhead
This event explores the influence of the Christian message on Jazz. An evening of great music includes a talk on the intertwining of the roots of jazz and Christianity - a good opportunity to invite friends. Tickets are available at £10 each (including a snack and drink) from www.stmarysmaidenhead.org/jazz
Vicarage Open House - Sunday 3rd March 3.00 - 8.00pm
Keith and Pam invite you to drop in for drinks and light refreshments (tea and cakes in the afternoon, cheese and wine etc. in the evening) Please come when you wish and leave when suits you, we'd be delighted to see you anytime. Children are most welcome. There is no need to let us know if you are coming but if you could drop us a message or email it would help us with catering.
Lent Course - Getting to grips with the Bible
What's in the Bible? Who wrote it, and when? How do the various bits of it relate to each other? How do we make sense of the Bible today? What's its significance for us?
Revd David Andrew will present a wide-ranging introduction to the Bible and answer our questions about it, including those above.
Five Monday evenings (7.30 - 9.15pm with refreshment break) in Lent- March 11th 18th 25th, April 1st 8th at the vicarage.
Space will be limited, please let Keith or Pam know if you'd like to come.
A refresher course in Christian living: May 16th-19th
This three day 'Cursillo' residential weekend at Cold Ash, near Thatcham is designed for people already committed to Christ and is a preparation for the full life that God promises. During the weekend lay people and clergy give short talks that offer an intensive course in Christian living. These talks are intermingled with meditations. You are encouraged to take part in small group discussions with people who are searching, discovering and growing in their faith. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Keith.
"I gained afresh and wonderful insight into God's infinite and unconditional love for me. Ihave been building on this ever since"
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