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
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The Parish of Burchetts Green consists of three churches.

St James the Less at Stubbings
St John the Evangelist at Littlewick Green
and St Mary the Virgin at Hurley

The Rev Keith Nicholls has retired after 11 years of service to the parish.
During the Vacancy the Rev John Ainslie is providing pastoral support.
Please note that due to Covid-19 many activities and services listed are not taking
place -but we are ready and waiting to re-open activities just as soon as we are allowed to do so.
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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

Fr John's newsletter is distributed weekly by email and previous Sunday services are available to watch via YouTube . The churchwardens of St James the Less, Stubbings and St John the Evangelist, Littlewick Green also distribute a regular news update for their individual churches.

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.
 
Sunday 24th October - Last Sunday after Trinity

Dear Friends, welcome to this week’s Newsletter for all our friends and neighbours of Burchetts Green Parish.
I am now on holiday from parish duties until Sunday 24th October; if you need to speak to a Priest in the meantime please contact Sue in the Parish Office (contact details below).
Services for Sunday 24th are as follows:

8am Stubbings Holy Communion (BCP)
10.30am Hurley Eucharist with hymns (CW)
Commemoration of Departed Loved Ones.  Next Sunday, 31st October, will be kept as the Feast of All Saints with a Eucharist at Littlewick Green at 9.15am. It is also the Sunday when we remember our departed loved ones. There is an opportunity to help decorate the church at Littlewick with red roses in commemoration of our departed loved ones (contact Richard Moores for info) and appropriate prayers will be said at the  end of the Eucharist service.

Between 3pm and 5pm in the afternoon of Sunday 31st October Stubbings Church will be open for quiet prayer and reflection with peaceful background music and an opportunity to light a candle in memory of your loved ones. You will be welcome to come and go as you wish, spending as much or as little time in church as is right for you.  A Priest will be available throughout if you would like an opportunity to talk in private. There will be no formal prayers – it is a space for you to use as you wish, but experience tells me that many people find this opportunity helpful.
Services for Next Sunday 31st October:

9.15am Littlewick Green   Eucharist for All Saints, followed by prayers for the departed
3pm–5pm Stubbings   Commemoration of our departed loved ones

Parish Office. The Parish Office is open for visitors and phone calls three mornings a week – Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9am to 12 noon. On other days, emails will be attended to on a daily basis. I can usually be contacted on revjohnainslie@gmail.com and 01628 629827 (do leave a message on the confidential answering machine if I don’t answer).
 
 

Our churches are open for private prayer this week as follows:

St John’s Littlewick Green – open every day 11am – 4pm
St Mary the Virgin Hurley –
open every day 8am – 5pm
St James-the-Less Stubbings– open Monday - Friday

Service arrangements from Sunday 25th July:

 

Our Sunday services will now run as follows:

 

  • You will be asked to sanitise your hands on entry to and exit from the church building

  • We will maintain social distancing within the church, including using only alternate pews

  • We ask that you wear a face covering when moving about the church and especially when coming forward to receive communion – but not whilst you are in your pew

  • There will be a welcome return to singing hymns in church

  • Communion will be given in one kind only, as has been our custom throughout the pandemic

 

These arrangements offer the benefits of not needing to wear a face covering throughout the service, and of joining in with singing hymns; balanced with hand sanitising, the preservation of social distancing and the reception of communion in one kind.

If you are unable to join us in Church for whatever reason, there are many livestream and recorded services available online, including from Marlow at  https://4u-team.org/digitalchurch and I continue to recommend the daily and Sunday services from Canterbury Cathedral at https://www.canterbury-cathedral.org/worship/online-worship/

Keep safe, be gentle on yourself, and remember that with God by your side you need never be alone.

With love and prayers,

Fr John Ainslie


Readings for Sunday here>>.

 
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
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