From 10.30 am in The Rising Sun. £2 for unlimited coffee or tea, plus cake. All ages welcome.
Oasis at 2.30 pm 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.
Community Choir 7.30 - 9.00 pm The Priory Room, Hurley
Everyone welcome for an informal time singing together!
P.C.C. 7.30pm Soltau Centre
Wednesday 20 November
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 21 November
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 - 24 November
8.00 am Stubbings: Holy Communion (BCP)
9.15 am Littlewick: Communion Together
10.30 am Hurley: Holy Communion
12.45 pm Hurley: Baptism
Our Christmas Card which has details of all our Christmas celebrations will be delivered around the Parish soon. If you live outside the Parish, or for some reason don't get a card, copies will be put at the back of the churches.
Quench Bookshop: Christmas Shopping Event
This Wednesday 20 November 10 am - 7.00 pm
Come along and enjoy special offers throughout the store for one day only! *15% off all gifts * Buy 5 cards/packs and get cheapest free * Selected new books - buy 2 cheapest 30% off *All Red Spot items 30% off marked price *All second-hand books £1.00
Hot drinks and mince pies from 5.00 pm
Quench stocks gifts with a Christian theme which you may wish to include, for example, with your Christmas gifts to godchildren. Quench is at 19 Queen Street, Maidenhead, SL6 1NB and is open 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday.
Christmas Hamper Raffle
Please support our annual Christmas raffle raising funds for our Parish.
This year there will be six slightly smaller hampers and the draw will take place on Wednesday 11th December during a coffee and mince pie morning from 10.15am in the Soltau Centre.
Everyone is welcome to join us for coffee.
Candlelit Advent Service
6.00pm Sunday 1st December
St John the Evangelist, Littlewick Green
Please come and take time out to sing traditional Advent hymns and hear familiar Advent readings and we begin our journey towards Christmas.
The service will include Holy Communion
Tim Farron - Event Postponed
Tim Farron was planning to speak at an event in Maidenhead on 3 December. Because of the general election he has had to postpone - date to be fixed in the new year.
Logs for Sale
A lot of logs cut ready for wood-burners have been cut from trees when tidying up Stubbings Churchyard. Parishioners are welcome to collect a bag or bags of logs from the yellow ton bag by the first yew tree in Stubbings car park - a donation towards the cost of churchyard upkeep will be much appreciated.
Mark and Rosalie Balfour write from Guatemala
"…there is a lot to be grateful for since our last update, not least the beauty and peace of our new home, Bethany or Betania as we now call it, using the Spanish. Among other things we are also grateful for:
the retreat with Street Kids Direct Guatemala (SKDG) went really well, as did our Open House
good contact with our next door neighbours and friendship with Jorge, the pastor who works here in the garden who has given us help with local knowledge
Points for prayer
for our time at the SKDG Centre every Thursday, where we offer a pastoral space for any member of the team or volunteer who wants to talk or receive prayer, as well as our work with the children and young people there.
we are starting a new bilingual home group on Wednesday evenings for our church. Can you pray that it begins well and that we keep Jesus the focus?
For wisdom for Mark as he works with SKDG to help them put together ideas and devotional materials for the coming year's work with children/young people.
Christmas planning! Rosalie is making costumes for nativities with our church and at the SKDG centre. Also, we're hosting a special Christmas event for the children in SKDG's mentoring programme on 11 Dec. The idea is all the children will come to the house by coach and enjoy a range of activities, plus food.
do continue to pray for peace and protection on our home and also as we drive into Guatemala City and elsewhere
And finally, although a lot of this has to do with "events and meetings", we never want to forget that what we do is all about Jesus, and all about relationship with people - so do pray that we keep that our priority at all times. Thank you!
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.