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

AN ACCIDENT OF HISTORY?


Rev Dilys writes about


DEDICATION TO SERVICE

The Week


Tuesday 22 October

Hurley Village Coffee Morning

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

Community Choir 7.30 - 9.00 pm The Priory Room, Hurley

Everyone welcome for an informal time singing together!


Wednesday 23 October

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

PLEASE NOTE THAT, UNFORTUNATELY, THIS WEEK'S LUNCH HAS HAD TO BE CANCELLED


 Thursday 24 October

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!




Services Sunday - 27 October


 8.00 am Stubbings Holy Communion (BCP)

9.15 am Littlewick Communion Together

10.30 am Hurley Holy Communion


Some Forthcoming Events

"A Turbulent Priest" - Saturday 16 November, 7.30 pm, St Mary's This is a professional production of a play by BBC sitcom writer James Cary.  Although it is about the murder of Thomas Beckett (850 years ago) it is a comedy and will be an entertaining evening to invite friends to.  Tickets (£7.50 until 31st October, and £10 thereafter) from www.stmarysmaidenhead.org/atp


Tim Farron - Tuesday 3 December

Tim Farron was the leader of the Liberal Democrats from 2015 to 2017 and is a Christian.  He will be speaking on his life in politics at the Desborough Suite in Maidenhead Town Hall.  Doors open at 7 pm for a 7.30 pm start.  Save the date - more details to follow.



Maidenhead Foodbank

Currently there is 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.  

Please ensure all items donated are within their 'Best before' date.

QUENCH

Please support Quench Maidenhead's Christian Bookshop (19, Queen Street) when buying Christmas Cards and gifts

Mark & Rosalie Balfour write …


Dear friends, Thank you very much for praying. This is to let you know that we have said yes to a house with the encouragement and support of both CMS and

Duncan/Street Kids Direct. We are confident that this is the house Jesus wants us to rent and one that has huge potential for ministry. It has a sizeable garden and grounds and is a place of peace, situated in a beautiful area not far from the capital city. The home is being rented to us fully furnished and amazingly well-equipped. On his visit, Duncan brought with him four of the young boys he is mentoring and it was so good to see their enjoyment of the house and grounds.


Please could you pray as we finalize all the paperwork and the contracts with the hope that we may be able to move there at the end of next week. There are one or two parts of the process that are not easy, at the moment, so please pray for our wisdom and patience in it all. Please can you also pray for the (Guatemalan) Christian couple who are renting the house to us - it has been their family home for many years, a place of love and many memories: now that their children and grandchildren are grown up and it is just the two of them, they have taken the decision to move and it cannot be that easy for them.

COMING SOON …

Commemoration of the Faithful Departed St James the Less,
Stubbings: 3 November at 5.00 pm

This is an opportunity to remember and give thanks for those whom we love but no longer see. We light candles in memory of those close to us as the names of those we have been asked to remember are read out. We hope that you will be able to join us for this moving service, but whether or not you are able to come, if you would like someone named during the service please give details on the lists which will be at the back of the churches or email the Parish Office. The service is followed by refreshments in the Soltau Centre.


Remembrance Sunday - Sunday 11th November

Remembrance Sunday Services will be held in all three churches. Services in all our churches start at 10.45am and will include the traditional two minutes silence at 11.00am. There will be a Remembrance Day event for children in the Priory Room at Hurley running alongside the service in Church.

Traidcraft Event

Friday 15th Nov.10am-1pm; Sat. 16th Nov. 10-1.30 At Oakleigh, Green Lane, Littlewick Green, SL6 3RH. A coffee morning where and friends can meet for a social gathering and also enjoy buying Traidcraft Christmas cards and gifts.