The Parish of Burchetts Green

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Recycle for charity

Sandra Moores is still collecting jewellery(gold silver, damaged or costume), watches, currency, mobile phones, cameras and electronic gadgets, including computers, stamps and postcards in aid of Traidcraft... ...and there is a Traidcraft stall after each Parish service, on the first Sunday of the month. Come along and support the stall. For details contact Sandra on 01628 822282.

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VILLAGE LUNCH will be on Thursday April 12 at 1.15pm. Please let Lynn Penfold know if you are coming - 01628 822561 or

LITTLEWICK Wl's next meeting will be at 1.45 for 2pm on April 17, in the Gilchrist Hall. Tony Weston will speak about The Life and Times of the Royal Albert Hall.

LITTLEWICK EVENING BELLES WI meets at 7.45pm on the second Monday of each month in Gilchrist Hall. Details from secretary Arta Abbasi - 07990816736.

Early 200 Club draws

Since the last issue of Parish News, the 200 Club has held two draws.

At the February Young at Heart lunch,Catherine Boucher (number 62) and Teresa Kennard were the prize winners. More recently, the March draw winners v/ere Margaret Burton (10) and Bill Collin (86).

We still have some spaces to spare, so if you want to be in the April draw, use the application form printed in the last issue or contact me on 01628 626149. Tony Ruffell

Opportunity to explore spirituality

In July, the Oxford Diocese and the Bible Readering Fellowship’s Festival of Prayer will be an opportunity to step back from the busyness of life and spend time exploring prayer and different aspects of spirituality.

Taking place at Ripon College, Cuddesdon from 10am to 4pm, it will ‘include starter sessions of spiritual traditions and those that “go deeper”’.

There will be a chance to explore different ways of praying and seeing whether they work for you.

Delegates can attend up to four workshops and enjoy some personal space for reflection.

Follow Jesus's life?

Sandra Brookes already has a number booked see 100s of actors bring the story of Jesus to life in an open-air epic production set at Wintershall in the stunning Surrey countryside.The date is Saturday June 23 from 10am to 3.30pm.

Tickets are £20 adults; £9.50 for children three -18; family (two adults and children) £50, and concession (65+) £18. There is a lot of walking to follow the story,but buggies are available.

If you're interested contact Sandra: 01628 822830;

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 (01628 825718)
or 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.

Thank you says Foodbank...
and please keep helping!

Maidenhead Foodshare still needs as much help as possible from the public to keep their stocks of food at a good level.

The 'wish list:' includes tinned meat, fish, vegetables, desserts and soup. Also needed are rice, herbs, spices, cooking sauces, instant mash, tea bags, instant coffee, sugar, breakfast cereals and bars.UHT milk, biscuits, jams, fruit juices and any other non-perishable foods, plus loo rolls and cleaning materi als. Please ensure that all items donated are within their 'best before' date.

There's a drop off point at the back of each church. Many thanks to those who are already donating.

Bags for funds

Collection of Bags of clean clothes for church funds will be early on Friday May 11, so they need to be in Littlewick church porch by 4pm on the Thursday. Clean clothes are needed and will be sold to raise funds for the church.

Make sure you're on the electoral role

Prior to the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) on April 29, at 12pm, in the Soltau Centre, the Parish electoral roll is to be revised. Being on the electoral roll entitles you to vote in Parochial Church Council (PCC) elections at the APCM and is a sign of commitment to the Parish.

 If you are already on the electoral roll you don't need to reapply. If not, please complete a form (to be found at the back of the churches) and give it to the Vicar, a church warden or the Parish Office.

The deadline is April 8 after which the roll closes until after the APCM. Husbands and wives should both fill in a form or complete one form, to be signed by both.

Nomination forms for churchwardens and PCC members will be at the back of the churches. Please prayerfully consider if you should stand for these important roles.

Queen congratulates Littlewick Green Wl

A message from the Queen, offering her congratulations and wishing members well in our celebration, was read out at February's lunch to celebrate 100 years of Littlewick Green WI.

Heather Heelas also reports that around 40 members and guests sat down to an excellent meal in Gilchrist Hall. 11 was followed by the cutting of a celebration cake by president, Linda Ruffell.

Heather continues: 'A thank you speech was made by Derek Woolford, thanking Linda and the committee for arranging the celebrations which were enjoyed by us all.

'Mary Gilbert gave us a resume of the history of the WI at Littlewick Green. Invited guest, Maureen Rothery, a president from many years also said a few words.

'Judy Palmer, our local WI area adviser, congratulated us on our centenary and wished us well for the future. Before the afternoon ended, a raffle was held and each member was presented with a memento bag printed with the Gilchrist Hall on the front. Thank you Linda and the team for a job well done.'