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IMG 1133Half-day course from the Red Cross

In a session organised by Charles Ancliffe, a group of fifteen locals went to the Neville Hall on Saturday morning (8th April) for a fascinating few hours learning about first aid, taught by Andy Barlow from the British Red Cross.


Annual Meetings These take place after the 10 am service this Sunday, starting at 11.15. They include the election of Churchwardens, Deanery Synod reps and and PCC members. Nomination forms are at the back. It’s not too late to consider whether you should stand and/or encourage someone else to do so.

Preaching Programme The new leaflet with details of sermons from April to August is at the back

Vaughan and Victoria Wickins are undertaking a trip to Lebanon, leaving on 13 May. The chief object is to raise £20,000 for mainly Christian refugees in that country, many of whom are from Syria and Iraq. The trip culminates in an ‘Ultra Walk’ of 63km, setting off at 11pm, walking through the night and finishing around midday.

Donations will go to support the work of the charity Open Doors, whose primary focus (70%) is supporting Christian refugees facing extreme persecution.

Vaughan and Victoria are paying all their costs and will make their own donation. They have a justgiving page

or you can give by direct debit using the form

or by calling Inspire on 01993 460015

Choral Festival Concert

Five Choirs sing Handel's Coronation Anthems including "Zadok the Priest"
and lots of other great music.

Sat 13th May at 7.30pm 

Tickets £10 (u16 free) 
from Simon Shaw or Chris Bond This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


1. Choral Festival Concert Saturday 13 May

Kind helpers needed to make sandwiches and cake for the choirs and help in the Neville Hall for their 1.30 pm lunch and 6 pm supper and to serve tea and biscuits in the side chapel at 3.30pm.

2. Coffee after the 10 am service We could do with some more people to help serve from time to time.

If you would like to volunteer for either or both of these, please contact Linda on tel: 0118 934 3228 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you very much!

Any items for inclusion in this weekly sheet to reach Charles by noon on Thursday, please. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Tel: 0118 934 1054


2nd Sunday of Easter 10.00 am Service

Collect of the Day (from Additional Collects 2004)

Risen Christ, for whom no door is locked, no entrance barred: open the doors of our hearts, that we may seek the good of others and walk the joyful road of sacrifice and peace, to the praise of God the Father. Amen.

Old Testament Reading: Psalm 110.1-7

The Lord says to my Lord:
    “Sit at my right hand,
until I make your enemies your footstool.”
The Lord sends forth from Zion
    your mighty sceptre.
    Rule in the midst of your enemies!
Your people will offer themselves freely
    on the day of your power,
    in holy garments;
from the womb of the morning,
    the dew of your youth will be yours.
The Lord has sworn
    and will not change his mind,
“You are a priest for ever
    after the order of Melchizedek.”
The Lord is at your right hand;
    he will shatter kings on the day of his wrath.
He will execute judgement among the nations,
    filling them with corpses;
he will shatter chiefs
    over the wide earth.
He will drink from the brook by the way;
    therefore he will lift up his head.

Next Sunday 30 April – 3rd Sunday of Easter

8.45 am     Holy Communion

10.00 am   Matins


The committee has already booked lots of attractions, including...

Live Music 
WSL Silver Band, Junior Choir, Kinkade, The Shot Covers Band and much more


Redingensians Rugby

Farriers display

Vintage cars

Fire engine

...and lots more to come.

Got an idea?  Tell us about it by clicking here...

Resident-only access to Stafferton Way recycling and refuse centre

Visitors to the Stafferton Way recycling and refuse centre in Maidenhead will be asked for proof of residency in a move to reduce the amount of waste from outside of the Royal Borough being brought to the site.

From Monday 24 April, visitors to the recycling and refuse centre will be asked to show their Advantage Card to be allowed to use the site.

If residents don’t have a yellow Advantage Card then they will need to produce photo identity together with proof of residency such as a council tax statement or utility bill.

If there's something you'd like to see at the fete,
let us know what it is!


We don't make any promises! ...
but your ideas are very welcome and will be seriously considered.
Let us know too if you can get involved in organising your idea - email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

And if you say "yes" to add yourself to the email list, we'll send out very occasional updates.

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What a spread!

Always a very popular feature of the fete, the lovely ladies of the tea tent
will tempt you with their delicious sandwiches and cakes.


Do you know someone who would like to sell or exhibit at the fete?

Stalls are available at £35 for a 3m-wide pitch - from 1pm to 5pm.

Stall holders will need to provide their own gazebo and table/chair.
No food, sweets, or plants I'm afraid, as these are already booked.
(and no early leaving for safety reasons)

To find out more, please contact Serena 07554 660041 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or fill in this form - click here...

WSL Choral Festival 2017


As this is my first newsletter I would like to introduce myself to all readers and give you a brief insight on my commitment to local residents.

My name is Elzbieta Debska-Sarwar and I am 31 years of age. Before working for the borough I worked as an office manager for a scientific company. I wanted a new career that would allow me to work with the community and help provide the best service to residents. Part of my remit is to help protect the more vulnerable members of the community and to achieve this I delivered a scam talk with fellow warden Peter Murkin in Pinder Hall, Cookham. Due to the positive response, more talks are planned and dates locations will be advertised as they become available. If you would like more information on these talks or would like to arrange for a talk to be held. Please contact me.

Click here for the full newsletter

from Ela Debska-Sarwar
Community Warden, Community Protection & Enforcement
Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Tel - 01628 685636

6The famous fete barbeque will be in operation again,

with delicious spicy chicken rolls and steak sandwiches as well as the usual top quality burgers and sausages.

If you'd like to do a stint helping with the barbeque on the day, please email Katie on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

This year we had our Harvest Festival Service on Friday 30th September and we were so pleased to see many parents, relatives and friends join us in celebrating the Harvest Festival in Waltham St Lawrence Church. 

After 17 years in the post the current Clerk has decided that it is time to pass the baton and, following her retirement, Waltham St Lawrence Parish Council is inviting applicants to apply for the position with effect from 1 April 2017. 

The morning is the perfect time to pray.  It gets you focused on God and helps you meditate on those you love and yourself, as well. 

There are many great ways to pray in the morning.  Here are 7 of them.


Everyone is welcome to join Loddon Valley Ramblers on any of these walks.

Just turn up at the start or phone the leader for more details. Please wear appropriate clothing & footwear.

For more walks, including some longer ones, visit Loddon Valley Ramblers Website:

Looking for local products or services?

Click here for a list of local businesses

You too can be on this list - paying advertisers also have a clickable link through to their web page
Contact the Business Manager for more information - click here.


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