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

looking back and forward

read here>>


Rev Dilys writes
do we “do” god?

read here>>


Services for Sunday 1st October


10.30am Stubbings: Parish Service

An opportunity for all our church family to worship together around the communion.
Please note that there is no Sunday School this month.


Readings
Why Jesus must leave to send the Holy Spirit
Although Jesus is leaving them his disciples will not be left on their own, for Jesus will send the  Holy Spirit to indwell them and guide them into all truth
1 John 5: 1-5        John 14:15-31


Traidcraft

Our Traidcraft stall has a good range of foods and gifts. Please do go over to the Soltau Centre after the Parish Service and have a look at their selection.


Programme Card

Details of what is going on in our Parish during September to November,
view here>>

This week ...


Tuesday 26th at 2.00pm in the Soltau Centre

'Knit & Natter' Craft Group

 Do you enjoy knitting, crochet or sewing with friends? Do come along to 'Knit and Natter' at the Soltau centre, have a cuppa and a biscuit and join us.  


Wednesday 27th 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 Lunch

Can we tempt you with a delicious home cooked lunch? Older people from all three churches gather for lunch and friendly chat at the Soltau Centre 12.30pm.


Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Venetia Worthington

3.00pm at St Mary the Virgin, Hurley

Many will have known Venetia who has died recently. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. All are invited to celebrate Venetia's life at 3.00pm  on Wednesday 27th September at Hurley Church.


Pebbles 10.30am Thursday 28th  in the Priory Room

Pebbles is a short service for Pre-schoolers and parents/carers to come and share a Bible story, some 'Pebbles action songs' and a prayer. Then we have drinks and biscuits: the children play and adults have a well deserved chat!


Saturday 30th 12.00-2.00pm in the Soltau Centre - 'Soup-er' Lunch

The 'Soup-er Lunch' - a variety of soups, French Bread, fruit puds, tea/coffee/juice - pop in any time 12.00-2.00pm. We aim to raise funds to be split equally between Stubbings and the support of Mark & Rosalie Balfour (working with street children in Guatemala City.) Cost is £8 for adults, £3 for under 16's. No tickets, but we'd be grateful if you could let Mary Cooper or
Sue Harrington-Hill know if you are coming so they know how many to cater for.

Coming Up …

Hurley Breakfast - Sunday 1st October Hurley Village Hall 9.30-11.00


A Free breakfast (yes, it really is free but donations are welcome) and good company...not to be missed! Come and enjoy bacon butties, fresh coffee, pastries and juices. Friendly conversation and a warm welcome await all.


A Memory Walk for Dementia

A number of Parishioners will be walking along the Thames on Saturday October 7th, 2017 to raise money for Alzheimer's Society. They will start from Hurley Car park at 10.30am, walk to the Flower Pot for lunch, and should be back in Hurley about 3.30pm. All are welcome join them for lunch, but please let Sandra know so she can give the pub numbers. Please support those taking part via 'Just Giving' website or sponsorship forms at the back of the churches. It is not too late to take part - the more the merrier!

For info phone Sandra Brooks on 01628822830 or email sandralbrooks12@gmail.com  

Facing Depression Together - An Awareness Day

An opportunity to learn about depression and how to support those living with depression. The day will include a clinical, a personal and a pastoral perspective of depression, a dramatic perspective to challenge stigma and an introduction to the work of PeerTalk, a charity underpinned by the Methodist Church.


This free event takes place on Sat. 14 Oct, 10am - 3.30pm, at The Holiday Inn, Egerton Road, Guildford.  Lunch is provided.  Booking essential.  More details at www.peertalk.org.uk/index.php/events or contact admin@peertalk.org.uk  PeerTalk is expanding its reach nationally to support people living with mental distress and overwhelm.  We are pleased to be offering this Awareness Day with the intention of launching our peer support groups in the region to offer support to those carrying emotional and mental distress.

Thank you …

to everyone who is helping decorate our churches for Harvest Festival and everyone helping to provide our Harvest Festival meals.

 

 

BG School Foundation Governor:

A Foundation Governor supports the school's Christian ethos. It involves c8 meetings a year and occasional school activities.  Interested? Please speak to the vicar.

Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Appeal

A message from Sandra Brooks: We are starting to collect empty shoe boxes (later to be filled with gifts for children who otherwise will receive nothing at Christmas) - average size boxes please can be left in any of the three churches and I will arrange to collect them.


I aim to have boxes ready for distribution and filling by mid-October. Please also look and see if you have any small soft toys in good condition that can be put into the boxes. Chas and I are so grateful that each year we have been doing Operation Christmas Child we have received such a wonderful response from all our three churches, thank you so much.