The Parish of Burchetts Green

  • St John the Evangelist, Littlewick Green
We warmly welcome you to join us at any of our services - One Parish Three Churches
WELCOME
Welcome to the Parish of Burchetts Green's website. We are a welcoming community based around three local churches. We hope you will find this a useful introduction to our activities

Each church has its own worshipping and social life but we join together for the monthly Parish Service and for a wide variety of social, practical and learning groups.

Whether you're just browsing, or looking for a place to worship, we are happy you have found us. Do come and join us at one of our groups or services. You will be made very welcome.
News and Greetings from the Rev'd Tom Etherton

Hope

Dear friends,

We are living in times of such uncertainty - whether it is the cost of living going up, the increase in Covid infections, the war in Ukraine, the political turmoil so many Western countries find themselves in or any other number of issues - our world is an uncertain place.

And our world is a fragile place.

We've been shown over recent years how easy it is to damage our world, intentionally or unintentionally, and how that damage ultimately impacts us and all who share this earth. There seem to be so many crises facing our world that it is difficult to know where to begin thinking about them, let alone praying about them.

We can feel paralyzed by so much uncertainty; how can we possibly make a difference to anything when there is so much going on in our world? And does God not care enough to get more involved? Those are two questions we might often ask ourselves.

There are no easy answers apart from this - hope.

Hope is the way in which we can make a difference. When faced with financial concerns, health issues, conflict (whether small or large), even when faced with death, we can have hope.

That hope is in Jesus and in the message of love which he brings to our world. That message is one we are called to take out to the world too. This hope is not something to be held onto tightly in order that we don't lose it but to be freely shared among all whom we meet.

That hope is the light in the darkness of grief and suffering. That hope is the motivation for us to be better stewards of all we are given. That hope is the reason we are able to face all the uncertainty with confidence. That hope comes from the love of God.

Let us show that hope through our lives and share that hope with all those we meet this week.

Recovery
Many of you will have known that I haven't been well recently and thank you for your good wishes and your prayers. I am recovering slowly but very much look forward to seeing you all over the coming days and weeks.

Harvest Lunch
23rd October – 12:30pm Soup and a Desert - Soltau Centre
Tickets are £7 please contact Claire in the office to let her know you would like to come and join us for food and fellowship.

Services during October
9th October
8am Holy Communion (BCP) @ Stubbings
10:30am Holy Communion @ Hurley
4:00pm Family Service @ Littlewick Green

16th October
9:15am Holy Communion @ Littlewick Green
10:30am God in Quiet @ Hurley
11:00am Holy Communion (BCP) @ Stubbings

23rd October
8:00am Holy Communion (BCP) @ Stubbings
10:30am Holy Communion @ Hurley

Parish Vision Day - 30th October from 10:00am
Join us on 30th October - we gather in Hurley for a parish service at 10:00am and we then move across to Monks Barn for refreshment and the vision day. If you would like to help at all with refreshments do please let me know. We are providing lunch for free but as always donations are welcome! We will be splitting the day into 3 sessions and all will become clear as we journey together. We will finish by 3pm at the latest.

Finances
As you know the cost of everything is going up and the church buildings we use are not immune to this. I am hoping to be able to offer some respite for those struggling to afford heating bills over the winter in our churches but that obviously has a financial cost. If you are receiving the £400 from the government and don't need it yourself, perhaps you'd consider giving some of it to the church and it will go towards paying to heat our buildings over the winter as 'Warm Hubs'.

It would also be great if you could explore and consider your regular financial giving to the church. The Parish Giving Scheme is a good system which simplifies the process for us and helps you manage your regular giving - do have a look here if you want to know more. If anyone needs support please get in touch. As always, your generosity with finances, with time and with talents is much appreciated by all.

Morning Prayer at 9:15am
Wednesday St. James-the-Less, Stubbings
Thursday St. John the Evangelist, Littlewick Green
Friday St. Mary the Virgin


Our churches are open for private prayer:
Littlewick Green – open every day 11am – 4pm
Hurley – open every day 8am – 4pm
Stubbings – open Monday to Friday 9am – 12 noon

Parish Office
Our parish administrator Claire is available in the office Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00am-12:00pm and by appointment on Tuesday and Thursday 9:00-12:00pm. I can be contacted on vicar@burchettsgreenparish.org and 01628 822974, - please note the vicar's day off is Tuesday

Blessings to you all,

Tom

We are a Parish in the Deanery of Windsor and Maidenhead within the Diocese of Oxford


Telephone: Tel:01628 820077
Email: office@burchettsgreenparish.org

Parish Administrator, Burchetts Green Parish Office,  Soltau Centre, Stubbings,
Henley Road, Maidenhead, SL6 6QW
Normal office hours are 9.30 -11.30 Mon, Tues & Thurs.
        
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