The Parish of Burchetts Green

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NEWS

Baptisms

November 5 Isabelle Panter Hurley

November 12 Leo Bradbury Hurley

Dedication after a Civil Wedding

November 10 Alexander & Claire Nicoll Hurley

Funerals

November 15 Janet Brosse Slough

November 15 Mary Easton Stubbings

Memorial service

November 21 Radivoje Zivkovic Littlewick

Interment of Ashes

November 18 Marjorie Chisholm Hurley

November 14 Peter Cliffe Littlewick

November 20 Clifford Last Stubbings

November 20 Joan Last Stubbings

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.

From the Registers

Something for Christmas?

Families are still struggling to pay grocery bills and with Christmas near perhaps you could consider providing something extra or special? There's a drop off point at the back of each of churches. Maidenhead Foodshare would like to thank everyone who has been donating non-perishable food items for distribution.

200 Club prizes to be drawn in December

In the first of November's two 200 Club draws Jo New (number 84) and Mary Gilbert (102) win the prizes. Inthe second draw, Sue Wheeler (76) and Maureen Legge (49) were winners. The Annual Draw, with its big prizes, will be held on December 8. After that we shall be taking a break, but I shall be sending out invitations for people to join the 200 Club for 2018 early in January. There will also be application forms in the February Parish News.

Tony Ruffell

LITTLEWICK DIARY DATES

CHRISTMAS VILLAGE LUNCH will be on Thursday January 11 at 1.15pm. There will be turkey and homemade mince pies and pudding. Please let Lynn Penfold know you are coming - 01628 822561 or lynnpenfold@waitrose.com

LITTLEWICK Wl's meeting on December 12, in the Gilchrist Hall, from 1.45 for 2pm., will centre round a special tea and Graham Barker on Life with Piano and Singing. On January 16, Jeff Rozelaar will speak about Bagels and Bacon.

LITTLEWICK EVENING BELLES Wl will meet at 7.45pm, December in Gilchrist Hall. Linwill speak about 40 years in teaching. For the January 8 meeting ring president Janet Littleboy 01628 632975.

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Joyous time

On November 26, the Bishop of Reading,, the Right Rev Andrew Proud, helped Littlewick church celebrate the installation of very effective new lighting which will also save on bills 'It was a real privilege to welcome Bishop Andrew and for him to take communion., says Rev Keith. 'Our thanks go to Richard Moores and his team, other helpers and those who helped fund the project.’

Night out for charity

Overnight on November 17,11 villagers slept out at the Oval cricket ground, in aid of the Big Issue Foundation. The Foundation's aim is to enable people who are homeless take control of their lives and earn a legitimate income offering 'a livelihood and a life'. As we go to press, the group of David, Sally and Annie Gray,Tina Molyneux and daughter Charlotte, Jill O'Hara. Simon Thirlby, Gaz and Fran Russell, Carolyn Hayward and James Hamilton, has raised over £7,000, You can still donate at www.justgiving.com. And Nigel has kindly put a Big Issue Foundation pot in The Cricketers.

Thank you for boxes

All Children’s Society boxes are emptied and I would like to thank all box holders for contributing to the total of £545.23. Ifanyone would like a box, please let me know on 01628 822282 or email me at Sandra@oakleighlg.co.uk.

Sing as you go walk…

Join Ian and Ros Bentley on Saturday December 16 for a leisurely walk around the parish, pausing regularly to sing a selection of Christmas carols. Meet at 8 Bell Court, Hurley (home of Elaine Mordaunt) at 11am. Please bring some thing for the 'bring and share' lunch there afterwards. Those no longer up to the walk are welcome to join the lunch

Could you fill a niche?

Quench, Maidenhead's Christian bookshop is looking to increase the expertise of its board of trustees. Currently there are four, and they are looking for newcomers with retail, sales and marketing, IT or property experience and a real interest in promoting its resources. Contact Jeremy Hyde on jeremy@quenchshops.com And remember, Quench has a good stock of cards and a wide choice of Bibles and Christian books for oil ages as well as gifts like CDs. Visit 19 Queen Street, Maidenhead SL6 1NB


Rev Keith writes

god calls everyone, including the unprepossessing


wisdom and learning to
cope


by Rev Dilys