The Parish of Burchetts Green

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NEWS

Baptisms

October 8 Florence Cordingley Hurley

October 15 Oliver Brindle Hurley

October 15 Harry Newth Littlewick

October 22 William Taylor Hurley

October 29 Isla Williams Stubbings

Funerals

October 23 Ronald Townson Slough

October 25 Raymond Jenkins Stubbings/Braywick

October 26 Peter Himmons Stubbings

Thanksgiving Service

October 9 Joan Gaer Stubbings

October 19 Frederick Avann Littlewick

Interment of Ashes

October 9 Joan Gaer Stubbings


Rev Keith  writes about
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MESSAGE FOR TIMES OF CHANGE

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CHRISTIANITY A LIFESTYLE

RELIGION  

By Rev Dilys read here>>

This is just an extract from the Parish News magazine for Burchetts Green which is published most months.

Stories, or ideas, from any part of the Parish, can be emailed to Lynn Penfold at lynnpenfold@waitrose.com (01628 825718) or Gilly in the Parish Office.

For a copy of the magazine please contact... Hurley, Rosemary & David Burfitt 01628 823503 Littlewick Green, Jenny Robinson 01628 822886 Stubbings, Andrea Burn 01628 626428 ...or go to the back of any of our three churches.

Programme Card

Details of what is going on in our Parish during September to November,
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From the Registers

Card for Christmas

Burchetts Green Christmas card, which has details of all our Christmas celebrations, will be delivered around the Parish towards the end of November. If you live outside the Parish, or for some reason don't get a card, copies will be available at the back of the churches.

Chocolate delight

The real Advent Calendar is a beautiful way to journey through Advent because it comes complete with a booklet of daily activities and thoughts and, of course, Fair Trade chocolate!


The calendars, Advent candles and other items can be obtained from Quench. It also stocks gifts with a Christian theme which you may wish to include, for example,with your Christmas gifts to godchildren. Quench is at 19 Queen Street, Maidenhead, SL6 1NB and is open 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday.

Room at your inn?

Charity, Host UK, has a mission is to give a welcome to international students in British homes for friendship and cultural exchange. As they say: 'We operate all year round, including Christmas and New Year, when being welcomed into a home is vastly better than lonely halls of residence.' Hospitality can be offered for one day (daytime only), three days and two nights at the weekend or, at New Year and Christmas.four days and three nights.The choice is yours. And remember, your offer can be made any time in the year. Like to know more? Then see www.hostuk.org, email info@hostuk.org or call 020 7739 6292.

How many presents can you put in a shoe box?

In time to give presents to children who have very little, shoe boxes.are now available from Hurley Priory Room. With them are leaflets with details of what presents you could pack into each box. If you'd like to take part but can't fill a box, donations will be gratefully received and put towards items to fill boxes. Please contact Sandra Brookes if you need any help- 01628 822830.

Food stocks still needed

Maidenhead Foodshare is still concerned that stocks of food are much depleted. Donations of food has dropped off and an urgent call for help has gone out. The most urgently needed items are rice, long-life milk, tinned fruit, vegetables and meat, spreads, cooking sauces, loo rolls and cleaning materials. There's a drop off point at the back of each church. Please ensure that all items donated are within their 'best before' date.

More 200 Club prizes

September’s prize draw for the 200 Club was held at the Young at Heart lunch on September 13,when the winners were Judi Viner (26) and Richard Moores (103).

The October draw took place at the Knit and Natter meeting on October 10. Winners this time were Janet Thorp (71) and Maureen Legge(49).


Now's the time to start thinking about joining the 200 Club next year. You can wine prizes of around £70 (more in the final draw) and support capital projects in Stubbings Church.

Contact Tony Ruffell- 01628 626648.

LITTLEWICK DIARY DATES

VILLAGE LUNCH will be on Thursday November 9 at 1.15pm. Please let Lynn Penfold know you are coming - 01628 822561 or lynnpenfold@waitrose.com

LITTLEWICK Wis next meeting will be on November 21, in the Gilchrist Hall,from 1.45 for 2pm. No speaker, just a social afternoon.

LITTLEWICK EVENING BELLES Wl will meet at 7.45pm, November 13 inGilchrist Hall. They will learn how to make a Christmas arrangement. Details from secretary Arta Abbasi - 07990816736.

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Coming Up …


Coffee, Tea, Cake

Bring and Buy Raffle

Tuesday 28th November from 10.30

The Parish Knit & Natter Group and Littlewick Green WI

invite you to join them at the Soltau Centre (behind Stubbings Church)

The WI - Inspiring Women and Helping to Alleviate Loneliness


Parish 'Advent Carols' with Communion

St James the Less, Stubbings Sunday 3rd December 6.00pm

Please come and take time out to sing traditional Advent hymns and hear familiar Advent readings and we begin our journey towards Christmas.


Christmas Service and Events

Copies of our Christmas Card giving details of all our services and events during December are currently being distributed to households in the Parish. There will be copies in the churches for those who live outside the Parish.

 

Toy and Christingle Services

Christingle is the 'service with oranges & candles.' At the service we are collecting new toys for distribution by Slough Social Services.

Please bring them unwrapped.

Littlewick: 3rd December 2.15pm; Hurley: 10th December 10.30am

Young at Heart Christmas Lunch cancelled

I am sorry to inform you that due to unforeseen circumstances I am going to have to cancel the

Christmas Lunch on Wednesday 6th December2017.

When we return in February we will have a Celebratory Lunch, hopefully 7th February.

I hope you all have a good Christmas.

Best wishes, Margaret