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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The Week

 

Tuesday 28 May

Hurley Village Coffee Morning

From 10.30 am in The Rising Sun. £2 for unlimited coffee or tea, plus cake. All ages welcome.

Service of thanksgiving for the life of Ron Winder

11.00 am St Mary the Virgin, Hurley

Knit and Natter Craft Group

Do you enjoy knitting, crochet or sewing with friends? Do come along to 'Knit and Natter' at the Soltau centre, have a cuppa and a biscuit and join in. We meet in the Soltau Centre at 2.00 pm

Community Choir 7.30 - 9.00 pm The Priory Room, Hurley

Everyone welcome for an informal time singing together!


Wednesday 29 May

Midweek Communion 11.30 am 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:

Young at Heart Lunch 12.30 pm Soltau Centre

Can we tempt you with a delicious lunch? Older people from all three churches gather for lunch and friendly chat at the Soltau Centre 12.30pm.


Thursday 30 May

Pebbles 10.30 am 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!

Maidenhead Foodbank

Maidenhead Foodshare are appealing urgently for help to replenish their supplies: donations have dwindled in recent months and there are now many empty shelves.  In particular, they would appreciate donations of tinned goods, including spaghetti, tomatoes, tuna and fruit, cereals, particularly for children, UHT milk, cooking sauces and biscuits, pot noodles and individual packs of microwavable rice. There are drop of points in each of our churches.  Please  ensure all items donated are within their 'Best before' date.

Confirmation - Final Call!

At a confirmation service:

 *We make the promises made by our parents and godparents when we were baptised our own …


* We declare our intention to live a life committed to Jesus.


* This affirmation is confirmed by prayer and the laying on of hands by the bishop.


*The Church asks God to give you power through the Holy Spirit to enable you to live in the way of Jesus.  

If you would like to be confirmed, then please let the Vicar know. You will need to attend a short confirmation course before the confirmation service.

Services Sunday 26 May

 

 

8.00am Stubbings Holy Communion (BCP)

9.15am Littlewick Communion Together

10.30am Hurley  Holy Communion

4.00pm Stubbings Four O'clock Service - CANCELLED

Hurley's Secret War - OSS Station Victor: Commemoration 4 June

Between 1943 and 1945 Hurley Manor was the site of a secret communication station used by the Office of Strategic Services or OSS, This intelligence gathering organisation was the forerunner to  the CIA  and in 1944 it turned Hurley into a communication centre known to its agents by the codename Station VICTOR. More information can be found at http://www.stationvictor.co.uk/.  On Tuesday 4 June an exhibition will be held at the Olde Bell from 3.00 pm and at 7.30 pm a Commemorative blue Plaque is to be unveiled at the entrance to the Manor House on High Street.   All are welcome.

Traidcraft

Sandra Moores writes: I'm pleased to advise all contributors and supporters of Traidcraft Exchange that the latest sack sent in March generated £35 and I now have a Certificate which acknowledges that £100.75 has been raised to date. This scheme is ongoing and if you have any of the following, I'll be pleased to collect or the goods can be given to me after Parish Communion: old cameras and equipment, mobile phones, UK and foreign stamps and currency, jewellery and watches, game consoles, laptops and tablets. If you require further information, my phone number is 01628 822282.

Mark and Rosalie Balfour

It was very good to welcome Mark and Rosalie Balfour to our Parish last week and to hear about their work with Street Kids Direct in Guatemala: they were pleased and encouraged to meet many of you. If you would like to keep in contact with them you can sign up to receive their link letters (3 or 4 times a year) at  https://churchmissionsociety.org/people-in-mission/mark-and-rosalie-balfour: and you can also find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/balfoursguatemala/.

QUENCH Special Offers

Quench, Maidenhead's Christian Bookshop currently has 30 titles at reduced prices until the end of June. They particularly recommend "How to Pray - a simple guide for normal people" by Pete Grieg, now £9.99 (RRP £13.99).  Please support them if you can.

Services next Sunday - 2 June
Parish Service

10.30 am Stubbings
An opportunity for all our church family to worship together and share communion

Thank you…

to everyone who came to the Christian Aid Tea last Saturday and to all those who provided sandwiches and cakes and who helped on the day. £129 was raised for the charity.