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


REALITY NOT JUST THEORY


Rev Dilys writes
about


FRUITFULNESS

Sunday December 23rd - Advent 4

 

 8.00am Stubbings:  Holy Communion (BCP)

9.15am Littlewick Green: Parish Service


For services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day see below

THE WEEK


Wednesday 19th December

 Midweek Communion 11.30am 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.  

Littlewick Green carols around the village 6.30pm
Meet at Littlewick Green church for mulled wine, ending at 'The Cricketers' for more singing and refreshments!


Thursday 20th December

Pebbles 10.30am Priory Room, Hurley
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!


Friday 21st December  

Carols at The Pinkneys Arms 5.30pm

We meet in the garden of The Pinkneys Arms for informal carol singing - and a refreshing drink!


Saturday 22nd December  

Hurley Carols around the Tree 6.30pm

Gather at the big tree on the corner of Mill Lane; mulled wine & mince pies provided by The Olde Bell at half time!


   

A request for help

Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain of Maidenhead Synagogue writes:

A purple double-decker bus has been bought by the Sue Brett Foundation, the local charity connected with the Food Bank in Maidenhead. It also works with the homeless who have fallen on hard times.

The bus has been converted into a temporary home, with seating taken out and instead there are twelve beds upstairs, and a kitchen, desk and bathroom downstairs. The desk will be used as a "first step" to help people obtain employment and proper accommodation, with a warden on board to supervise and to give advice. It's a wonderful new project which shows faith in action, and chimes with the Christmas spirit of supporting those for whom 'there is no room at the inn.'

I am involved in the project and we urgently need:
1. Bus drivers who can do short journeys once in the morning and once in the evening to take the bus to its location in the town centre at night, and then back to its day-time home in Maidenhead (there will be no passengers on board)
2. Volunteers - for evening meals, overnight supervision and/or breakfasts
3. Money - especially standing order donations to pay for supervisors, as we need to employ a qualified person to spend every night with the bus. To donate or to volunteer, details can be found on the Brett Foundation website:www.thebrettfoundation.org.uk

Thank you …

… to everyone who helped make Christingles for the Christingle services and to all who brought new toys for distribution by Maidenhead Social Services as presents for children who might otherwise not receive anything this Christmas.

Some restart dates after Christmas


CAMEO and Young at Heart both take a break in January.

CAMEO next meets next on Thursday February 14th.

The next Young at Heart lunch will be on February 6th.


Knit and Natter meets on January 29th. Please bring a savoury and a drink - NOTE TIME: 1.00pm in the Soltau Centre.


The next Oasis Prayer Group meeting will be on January 15th 2.30pm in the Priory Room, Hurley


Pebbles continues throughout the Christmas period except December 27th and January 3rd


The next Hurley Village Coffee Morning will be in The Rising Sun at 10.30am on January 22nd £2 for unlimited coffee or tea and cake.

Details of Christmas Services

CHRISTMAS SERVICES AND EVENTS


Services marked are particularly suitable for children



Christmas Eve: Crib Services

Littlewick Green 2.00pm; Hurley 3.15pm; Stubbings 4.30pm

Recreating the scene in the stable. If you wish, come dressed as a shepherd, king, star or angel.











Christmas Eve: The Midnight Service

Parish Service at 11.30pm Stubbings


Christmas Day

Hurley   9.15am Christmas Communion

Littlewick Green 9.15am Christmas Family Communion

Stubbings 10.30am Christmas Family Service followed by a short Holy Communion (BCP) at 11.05am


And finally…

Sunday 30th December: The first Sunday of Christmas

Hurley 10.30am Carols & Communion

A message from Sandra

Thanks to all who have given presents for the residents of Yeldall Manor Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre and for the clients of Maidenhead Foodbank.

The presents have now been delivered to the two charities.