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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Rev Keith writes about


EASTER TRANSFORMATION


Rev Dilys writes
about


THE VULNERABLE

Services


Good Friday 19th  April

10.30 am Hurley: Family Service and Hot Cross Buns

We hear the story of the first Good Friday and hint at the good news to come.

Good Friday Meditation1.30 - 3.00 pm Stubbings

We wait with Jesus at the cross, using reflections, prayers and music. At 2.30, the Passion Gospel is read.  


Easter Eve 20th  April

8.00 pm Littlewick Green
Holy Saturday: The silence of the tomb. Then, in the evening, at the Easter vigil we move from that darkness towards the light of the resurrection. The Easter Vigil the service includes the lighting of the Paschal candle from a bonfire lit outside the church, the official start of the Easter Season, and the Renewal of Baptism Vows.



Easter Day Sunday 21 April

We wish you a very happy Easter

Alleluia, Christ is risen!
He is risen indeed - Alleluia!


8.00 am  Holy Communion (BCP) Stubbings

9.15 am  Easter Family Communion (CW) Littlewick Green

10.30 am Family Service with Communion Hurley

10.30 am Easter All-Age worship Stubbings

11.05 am  A Shortened Communion (BCP) Stubbings


News from Mark and Rosalie Balfour


Mark and Rosalie are now back in the UK for a few months, based in Gloucester. They will be visiting our Parish on Sunday 19 May.  In the meantime they ask for our prayers as follows:


- for ourselves that we would sleep better, and for our continued adjustment to living in a different culture.


- for a friend, S., whom we know through our pastoral role with Street Kids Direct - he was working in Honduras but is now back in the US receiving treatment for cancer. For healing and provision for him and strength for his family.


- for the visits to churches - that we would listen to Jesus and serve well the people we are visiting


- for continued wisdom as we work, play and rest through this time and that in our planning we wouldn't overcomplicate things! For plenty of unhurried time with family, especially.


With our love and hope that you have a wonderful Easter,


Mark & Rosalie

Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM)

Our APCM will take place on Sunday 28 April at 10.30 am in Littlewick Green Church, after a Parish Service at 9.15 am. Please come and reflect on what has happened in 2018 and what the current year may bring.

Nomination forms for Churchwardens and PCC members will be at the back of the churches. Please prayerfully consider if you should stand for these important roles.  

Christian Aid Week 12 -18 May


This year's campaign is 'All Mums should Live', focussing on improved healthcare for mothers and babies in Sierra Leone


Various events are taking place locally, as follows:


Saturday 18 May 3.00-4.30pm An afternoon Tea in the Soltau Centre, proceeds to Christian Aid, organiser Teresa Kennard


Sat 27 April 6.30 pm, an "Inter-Church" Quiz Evening, fish and chip supper and raffle at St Luke's Community Hall, Norfolk Rd, Maidenhead:

Teams of 6: £11 per person (£6 if not eating), bring your own drinks.

Sat 11 May Coffee Morning, High Street Methodist Church, Maidenhead

Sun 12 May Christian Aid Service St Edmund Campion's Church, Maidenhead


There will be a House to House Collection in part of Burchetts Green and most of Hurley Village.  We do not currently have collectors this year for Shepherds Lane and Shepherds Close.  Rosemary Burfitt would love to hear from any volunteers! Contact her too for further details of any of the above events (01628 823503)

*URGENT APPEAL FROM MAIDENHEAD FOODBANK*

Supplies at the Foodbank are running low and they are having to severely ration what they give out.  Please donate the following items: 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 of points in each of our churches.  Please ensure all items donated are within their 'Best before' date.

Coming Up…


Easter Break

Some of our Groups and activities take an Easter Break.  Next meetings are:


Pebbles

Every Thursday except 25 April 10.30 am Priory Room, Hurley

Oasis Prayer Group

Tuesday 7 May 2.30 pm Priory Room

Knit & Natter Craft Group

Next meets at 2.00 pm in the Soltau Centre on Tuesday 14 May

CAMEO

Next meets at 3.00 pm in the Priory Room on Thursday 9 May

Young at Heart

The next Young at Heart lunch is Wednesday 15 May 12.30pm in the Soltau Centre.

Hurley Village Coffee Morning

The next coffee morning will take place on Tuesday 30 April 10.30 am - 12 noon at the Rising Sun

Community Choir

Next meeting on Tuesday 30 April and Tuesday 14 May 7.30 pm in the Priory Room