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


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FRUITFULNESS

Sunday December 16th - Advent 3


 

8.00am Stubbings:  Holy Communion (BCP)

6.00pm All the churches: Carol services


THE WEEK


Wednesday 12th 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 followed this week by:

Young at Heart Christmas Lunch 12.30pm Soltau Centre

If you are a regular at Young at Heart please let Margaret Burton know if you are not coming so she has an idea of numbers.


Thursday 13th December

Pebbles 10.30am 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!

' Come and meet each other’ (CAMEO) 3.00pm   

Priory Room, Hurley

An opportunity for older people to meet together, we gather in the Priory Room, Hurley, for tea, cake, a quiz, and to enjoy one another's company.


Saturday 15th December

Parish Walk with Carols and Bring and Share Lunch 11am

Meet at 11.00am for a walk around Hurley singing carols at various stops on the way. Afterwards there will be a Bring and Share Lunch  for those who wish to stay. If you can't make the walk please still come to the lunch if you would like to. Walkers old and new will be very welcome.  

Burchetts Green ‘Carols around the Tree’ 5.00pm

We gather around the tree opposite ‘The Crown’ to sing carols. Mulled wine, mince pies and other refreshments are served in the interval.

Christmas Boxes

Once again, we seek to fill boxes with presents for those struggling this coming Christmas. This year we are supporting two local charities:

Yeldall Manor (A drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre): Yeldall are asking for gifts of stationary, pocket games, books, scarves, hats, gloves, socks, underwear, non-alcoholic drink, treats, chocs, sweets. All Yeldall's clients are men, so gifts suitable for men only please.

Maidenhead Foodbank say:

'We provide extra food at Christmas, including festive food such as hams, Christmas cake & puddings, mince pies etc.  but it would be nice to give them some treats. We'll focus on families & children. Items like sweets & chocolates, stocking fillers, decorations etc. - anything which is a little luxury that they are unlikely to buy themselves. This would be a nice surprise!'

 Sandra Brooks says:

Please wrap presents individually with a note saying what they are (and size etc.) so the charities can allocate them to clients. There will be boxes in each church to place the presents in and I will deliver to the charities.

The Christmas Angel Pantomime

St Mary's in Maidenhead is hosting Doug Horley's The Christmas Angel pantomime.  6pm Weds 19th December £5 per ticket.  Puppets, professional actors and hopefully a bit of 'he's behind you'!  Please book via the St Mary's website www.stmarysmaidenhead.org/panto Get it into your diary for your festive treat!  More details on www.duggiedugdug.org/site/thechristmasangel.

An Advent Journey

Renaissance Voices Choir (including Pam Nicholls, Angela Pearce and Monica Roberts) with Turpins Consort hold their pre-Christmas concert.  

6.30pm, Sat 8th December in All Saints Church

Tickets £15 including a light supper from Pam, Angela or Monica, or 01628 782658 or on the door.  

A new role for Tina

It is with mixed feelings that I share the news that Tina Molyneux will be taking a full time role for the Diocese, developing new training and resources to support discipleship. Her office base is in Oxford and she will work across the churches in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. This will mean that her ministry within the parish will need to reduce significantly and will be focussed at festivals and holiday cover. This will not affect the parish service pattern, although you will see rather more of me. Keith       

Details of Christmas Services

CHRISTMAS SERVICES AND EVENTS


Services marked are particularly suitable for children



Wednesday 19th December

Littlewick Green Carols around the Green 6.30pm
Meet at Littlewick Green church for mulled wine, ending at “The Cricketers” for more singing and refreshments


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!


Sunday 23rd December

Stubbings   8am   Holy Communion (BCP)

Littlewick  9.15am  Parish Service


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 Moores

Thanks to all who came to the Traidcraft event. £1100 of goods were sold over the two days. Good news - Traidcraft will continue albeit with fewer brands