The Parish of Burchetts Green

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NEWS

Boxing clever!

Jean Tinkler and I have been asked to become box-coordinators for the Children’s Society – a charity to which Nora Skinner has been devoted for many years and a role which Sandra Moores took over two years ago.

The Children’s Society helps to change vulnerable children’s stories: ‘...working directly with children in care to give them the support they desperately need, making sure they have someone to talk to and that their voices are heard.’

At a time when the National Health’s children’s services are extremely stretched and bearing in mind the adverse publicity that many overseas’ charities have attracted, the Children’s Society seems such a worthwhile British charity. The boxes will be picked up in October. For this purpose, they can be delivered to any of our churches or we will be delighted to collect them personally. However, we would love to be joined by more collectors! Please let us know if you too would like to have a collection box.

Mary Gilbert:  01629 822828, Jean Tinkler: 01628 822808.

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VILLAGE LUNCH there will be no lunch in August. Please let Lynn Penfold know if you are coming to the one on September 13  at 1.15pm in the Gilchrist Hall –  01628 822561 or lynnpenfold@waitrose.com LITTLEWICK WI’s next meeting will be at 1.45 for 2pm on July 17, in the Gilchrist Hall’ when David Todd will speak about the Turin Shroud. The August 21 meeting will be in the evening with a supper. Andy Thomas will talk about the Conspiracy History of the World.

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


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 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.

August services change


Services in August will vary from the normal pattern as we use the quieter period to worship together as one Parish more often.



Rev Keith writes about

GOOD NEWS





CONNECTEDNESS

by Rev Dilys


Dates set for summer 200 draws

The June prize draw of the 200 Clubtook place at the Young at Heart lunch on June 13.  Winners were David and Liz Hughes (number 28) and Sheila Stinton (48). The July draw will be held at the Young at Heart lunch on July 11 and the August draw will be at the Stubbings’ Summer Lunch on August 5.

Tony Ruffell

PM visits reserve

Prime Minister Theresa May enjoyed a relaxed visit in June to The Cherry Orchard, a new wildlife reserve in Cherry Garden Lane. She met repre- sentatives of Hicks Development, who donated the site, plus £10,000 for its upkeep, to White Waltham Parish Council.Also present were councillors and those who helped Lynn Penfold create the site. Paths are cut through a wildflower meadow, 22 cherry trees and 1,000 hedging shrubs have been planted and there are seats to sit and see the wildlife develop.

Parish gives boost to Traidcraft projects

In April, £250, raised within the Parish in 2017, was sent to Traidcraft Direct. The Government doubled this amount.

Over the past years, we have made available well over £1,000 to help Traidcraft Direct with their projects in the Third World. Projects are aimed at giving people the training and knowledge to help themselves. One of these projects, cultivating tea, enables people in poverty to feed their families and educate their children.

Thank you to everyone who has been a supporter and purchased Traidcraft goods. These are available after Parish communion during coffee and at the Young at Heart lunch on a Wednesday.

It’s easy to help this worthy cause by purchasing everyday food and drinks such as chocolate cookies, ginger biscuits, various Divine chocolates and teas and coffee (instant and ground coffee).  If you want something particular, it can be ordered for you.  There are also decorative goods which make good birthday presents or maybe a treat for yourself.

If anyone has any jewellery, stamp collections, watches, mobiles, Nintendo, cameras, iPads, etc please phone Sandra Moores on 01628 822282.  Our last sack was worth £45 to Traidcraft.