The Parish offers a range of services in our three churches. Find a service you know you will be comfortable with or look for a service which is new for you and come and join us. Our Church Wardens and sides-people are happy to offer guidance if you are unfamiliar with any of our services.
TRADITIONAL LANGUAGE SERVICES
If you love the words with which people have worshipped in the Church of England for over 400 years then our traditional language services are for you. The beauty of the language in the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) is widely considered to be amongst the best ever penned in English. The truth about God and ourselves expressed in these services is timeless.
SUNDAYS HOLY COMMUNION (BCP) 8am at Stubbings On the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month, congregation members read the Epistle and lead intercessions. There are no hymns but a 'thought for the day' is included.
HOLY COMMUNION (BCP) 11.00am at Stubbings On the 3rd Sunday of the month. A traditional Holy Communion service with two readings, four traditional hymns, lay led intercessions and a sermon.
EVENSONG (Evening Prayer BCP) takes place at 5pm on the 1st Sunday of a month at Stubbings.
COMMON WORSHIP SERVICES HOLY COMMUNION 9.15am on the 1st and 3rd Sundays at Littlewick Green 10:30am on the 2nd and 4th Sunday at Hurley A modern language service of Holy Communion that seeks to connect the Biblical tradition with people's own experiences. Members of the congregation read the two Bible readings and lead prayers of intercessions. The service includes four well-known hymns and a full address.
OTHER SERVICES 1st Sunday of the month at Hurley @ 10:30am “God through Music” - “A service which uses music to lead reflections on the theme for the week.”
2nd Sunday of the month at Littlewick Green @ 4pm Family Service – a short and lively service with songs and prayers, followed by tea and biscuits.
3rd Sunday of the month at Hurley @ 10:30am “God in Quiet” - “A quiet meditative service with music, readings and prayers”.
THE PARISH SERVICE
5th Sunday of the month For our Parish Service we all join together as one big family and fill the Church at one of our lovely buildings.
Members of all three churches are involved with the service and we share our different styles of worship as well as news of what is going on throughout the Parish and the Diocese.
The Festivals (e.g. Christmas and Easter) will change the normal service pattern, the website will have full details. Our Festival Services include:
CHRISTMAS We prepare for Christmas by singing traditional Advent Carols. For families with children each church has a Christingle Service (the service with the orange and the candle in aid of the Children’s Society) and, on Christmas Eve, a Crib Service.
Each Church also holds the popular service of Lessons and Carols and a Midnight Communion Service. There will be various opportunities around the Parish for all the family to celebrate together on Christmas morning. LENT We commit ourselves to a holy and disciplined Lent at an Ash Wednesday Communion Service which includes the imposition of ashes.
In March each church celebrates Mothering Sunday.
EASTER We begin our Easter celebration on Maundy Thursday at Littlewick Green at a communion service where the washing of his disciples’ feet by Jesus is re-enacted. At the end of the service the church is stripped of its decoration and we linger in the soft light of the church to spend time with Jesus in his hours of agony at the Garden of Gethsemane.
On Friday there is an informal interactive Good Friday Family Service in Hurley, bringing out the meaning of the cross to young and old alike, followed by Hot Cross Buns. At a one and a half Meditation in Stubbings we contemplate Jesus’ suffering for us on the cross. Easter itself begins with an Easter Vigil on Saturday evening at Littlewick Green, when we light the paschal candles and renew baptism vows. On Easter morning Jesus’ resurrection is celebrated in all three churches.
AUTUMN We celebrate the abundance of the natural world and the hard work of our farmers at our Harvest services in each church. Each church also holds a Harvest Lunch/Supper.
At All Saints/All Souls we have a special service, the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed, at which we remember and give thanks for those we love but no longer see.
In November we honour those who gave so much to our country in times of war at the annual Remembrance Day Services.
We are a Parish in the Deanery of Windsor and Maidenhead within the Diocese of Oxford