The Parish of Burchetts Green

We warmly welcome you to join us at any of our services

Three churches one Parish

St Mary the Virgin, Hurley
St John the Evangelist, Littlewick Green
St James the Less, Stubbings


Seeking to know Jesus, to share his love and

make him known in word and action.


Details of all our services here>>

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Vital messages amidst the noise

by Revd Keith


Volunteering

by Revd Dilys

Some restart dates for the new year


Young at Heart takes a break in January: next lunch is on 5 February.

CAMEO also takes a break in January: next time is 13 February.

Knit and Natter meets on 28 January. Please bring a savoury and a drink
NOTE TIME: 1.00 pm in the Soltau Centre.

The next Oasis Prayer Group meeting will be on 21 January.

QUENCH CHRISTIAN BOOKSHOP


We are fortunate to have an excellent Christian bookshop in Maidenhead, and, as many of you know, they sell a huge selection of Bibles, books for children and adults, CDs and DVDs,  cards and gifts, plus a range of second-hand books to browse through.

The trustees have asked us to pray for them as they have been experiencing a decrease in sales.  And of course, please consider purchasing from them.

They are at:

 19 Queen Street, Maidenhead SL6 1NB

and at:

Holme Grange Craft Village,
Wokingham RG40 3AW.

Both shops are open Mon-Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Services

Sunday 19 January


8.00 am Stubbings  Holy Communion (BCP)
10.30 am Hurley  Family Service
11.30 am Stubbings Holy Communion (BCP)
4.00 pm Littlewick All-age Service

Maidenhead Foodbank


Please continue to support the foodbank as it provides a vital service to so many needy people locally. Currently there is still a particular need for: tinned vegetables/fruit/ rice - bags and individual portions; pasta sauces; spreads: e.g. Marmite, jam, peanut butter; long life milk; gluten-free products.  

There are drop-off points in many of the local supermarkets and in each of our churches.  

Supporting Mark and Rosalie

 Coffee Morning 15 January


Last summer we appreciated the visit of Mark and Rosalie Balfour and were inspired by the work they are doing amongst the street children of Guatamala. They are bringing hope to a dark community. Here is an opportunity to support the work of people whom we know and with whom we are in contact. The PCC already sends a donation of £600 from our funds and the proceeds of the Stubbings Souper Lunch at harvest are shared with them: £125 last year. I would like to offer everyone the chance to make small further contributions so I (and perhaps others) will organise fund- raising events at various times throughout the year. In this way we can keep Mark and Rosalie in our thoughts and prayers and also send a little extra financial support to their cause.

The first event will be a Coffee Morning to which everyone in the Parish is warmly invited. It will take place in the Soltau Centre on Wednesday 15 January starting at 10 o'clock. No admission charge. Every penny donated will go to Mark and Rosalie. I do hope that you will want to support this venture.

Rosalind Bentley

This Week


Tuesday 14 January

Community Choir 7.30 - 9.00 pm, Priory Room

An informal time singing together - everyone welcome.


Wednesday 15 January

Coffee Morning fundraiser for the Balfours

From 10.00 am in the Soltau Centre - details below

Midweek Communion 11.30 am Stubbings

"We pauseinthe silence, in the presence of God" So begins our midweek

service using the historic and memorable words of the Book of Common

Prayer. Please come and join us.


Thursday 16 January

Pebbles 10.30 am in the Priory Room

Pebbles isa 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!

The World's Toughest Row


A team of five intrepid adventurers are taking part in a row across the Atlantic to raise funds for Felix Fund - a bomb disposal charity. They include David Jarman, British Army bomb disposal officer who is a friend of the Trick family and has come along to Littlewick Church from time to time. 'The Felix 5ive' face some 40 days at sea coping with sores and blisters, sea sickness and other illnesses, brutal ocean conditions with storms and 50-foot waves as well as sleep deprivation, weight loss and an enormous amount of physical and mental stress. Please pray for Dave and the whole team as they make the crossing.


Further details can be found here>>.and on their 'Just Giving' webpage here where you can sponsor them if you wish.

A Thank You from Keith and Pam


Keith and Pam would like to thank everyone who sent them cards this Christmas, we very much enjoyed opening and reading them.

May we take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy and peaceful New Year