09:20AM, Thursday 24 December 2015
Find out when Christmas church services and other events will be taking place over the weekend in East Berkshire and South Bucks with our guide below.
MAIDENHEAD: The grand finale of the Maidenhead Living Advent Calendar will take place at St Mary’s Church from 4pm.
TWYFORD: A carol service at St Mary’s Church will mark the closing of this year’s Living Advent Calendar tonight (Thursday).
Arranged by Twyford Village Partnership, the 24-day schedule has included an event for everyday of December.
The church in Station Road will host two events today (Thursday), first a crib service between 3.30pm and 4pm, before a candlelit carol service, from 7pm.
BOURNE END: Walkers can put their best foot forward on Christmas Day on a festive walk through fields and woodland around Bourne End.
Led by Buckinghamshire County Council Health Walks coordinator Fiona Broadbent, the one and a half hour circular walk starts at Hedsor Road Social Club, Bourne End, at 11am.
WINDSOR: Volunteers are wanted for a Christmas Day lunch. Churches Together Windsor is arranging the lunch and is looking for helpers and entertainers. Drivers are also needed to take guests to the venue at 12.30pm and to return home at 3.30pm.
Helpers will also be needed to set up on Christmas Eve. To help, contact Barry Thompson on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01753 856140.
COOKHAM DEAN: Returning to Cookham Dean on Boxing Day is an annual event which will see teams of eight battling it out in five challenges to win a prestigious Loo Seat Trophy.
The Boxing Day Games charity competition, hosted by the Kaffirs of Cookham Dean, will be held at the Old Cricket Common from 10am on Saturday, December 26.
The event will consist of five wacky games which will be kept a secret until the day. A tug of war and an obstacle course will conclude it.
Entries can only be made on the day and cost £30 per team.
The event lasts about two hours. Contact Peter on 01628 482201 for more information.
DATCHET: Datchet Border Morris group will hold its Boxing Day performance on the Green from 10.40am.
SLOUGH: A lunchtime concert is to take place at St Mary’s Church on Saturday. Organist, Malcolm Stowell, will lead the concert at the church, in Church Street. It starts at noon. Entrance is free but donations are welcome.
SLOUGH: The Race Hut in Montem Road, is hosting a taster event on Sunday. The event consists of a 20 minute qualifying session and a 10 minute race where all cars will line up on the grid and race to the chequered flag in a safe environment. Visit theracehut.com for more information.
BRAY: St Michael’s, High Street
Christmas Eve: 11.30pm Midnight Mass
Christmas Day: 8am Holy Communion, 10am All-age Eucharist
BURNHAM: St Peter’s Church, Church Street
Christmas Eve: 3pm and 5pm Christingle Services, 11.30pm Midnight Mass
Christmas Day: 8am and 10am Christmas Holy Communion
United Reform Church, Stomp Road
Christmas Day: 10am Family Fun Christmas Service
COOKHAM: Holy Trinity, Church Gate
Christmas Eve: 6pm Children’s Crib Service, 11.30pm Midnight Mass
Christmas Day: 8am Holy Communion, 11am Parish Eucharist, 6.30pm Carols by Candlelight
St John the Baptist, Church Road, Cookham Dean
Christmas Eve: 6pm Children’s Crib Service, 11.30pm Midnight Mass
Christmas Day: 9.15am Parish Eucharist
DORNEY: St James the Less, Court Lane
Christmas Eve: 3pm Christingle Service, 11.30pm Midnight Mass
Christmas Day: 10am Family Communion
MAIDENHEAD: St Edmund Campion Church, Altwood Road
Christmas Eve: 6pm Children’s Mass, 11.30pm Readings and Carols, 12am Midnight Mass
Christmas Day: 9.30am and 11.15am Morning Mass
Boyn Hill Baptist Church, Westborough Road
Christmas Day: 10am Family service
St Mary’s Church, High Street
Christmas Eve: 2.30pm Christingle Service (for pre-school children), 4pm Christingle Service (for everyone), 6pm Carols by candlelight
Christmas Day: 8am Holy Communion, 9.15am and 11am Morning Service followed by communion
All Saints, Boyne Hill
Christmas Eve: 4pm Christmas Eve Crib Service, 11.30pm Midnight Mass of the Nativity of the Lord
Christmas Day: 8am Holy Communion, 10am Family Eucharist
St Peter’s, St Peter’s Road
Christmas Eve: 3pm, 4.30pm and 6pm, Christingle for younger children and families; 11.30pm Carols and cocoa
Christmas Day: 8am Quiet communion service, 10am All Age Celebration
St Mark’s, in the hospital grounds
Christmas Eve: 5pm The Christmas Story, 11.30pm Communion
Christmas Day: 10.15am Traditional Communion
High Street Methodist Church
Christmas Eve: 3pm Christingle Service, 11.15pm Midnight Communion
Christmas Day: 11am Family Service
St Marks Crescent Methodist Church
Christmas Day: 10am Family Service
Woodlands Park Methodist Church
Christmas Day: 9am Family Worship
Parish Church of the Good Shepard at the Cox Green Community centre, Highfield Lane
Christmas Eve: 4pm Crib service, 11.15pm Midnight Eucharist
Christmas Day: 10am All Age Festival Communion
Maidenhead United Reform Church, West Street
Chrstmas Eve: 4pm All ages service followed by refreshments
Christmas Day: 10.30am Christmas Service
St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Cookham Road
Christmas Eve: 6.30pm First Mass of Christmas (folk group0, 11.30pm Carols and Midnight Mass
Christmas Day: 8am and 10.45am Communion
St Luke’s Church, Norfolk Road
Christmas Eve: 4pm (for younger families) and 5pm (for older families) Christingle and crib service, 11.30pm Midnight Mass
Christmas Day: 10am Short service for children, 10.30am service of parish communion
MARLOW: Methodist Church, Spittal Street
Christmas Eve: 5pm Carols by candlelight, 11.15pm carols by candlelight
Christmas Day: 10.30am Christmas morning family worship
All Saints Church, High Street
Christmas Eve: 3pm (for pre school children), 4.30pm (for infant children), 6pm (For junior school children) Crib Service, 11.30pm Midnight communion
Christmas Day: 8am and 9.15am Holy Communion, 11am Christmas Day Celebration
TAPLOW: St Nicolas Church, Rectory Road
Christmas Eve: 5pm Crib Service, 11.30pm Midnight Mass
Christmas Day: 10.30am Christmas Communion
TWYFORD: Church of St Thomas More
Christmas Eve: 9pm, Mass
Christmas Day, 10.30am, Mass
St Mary’s Church, Station Road
Christmas Eve: 3.30pm crib service, 7pm Carols for all, 11pm Midnight Communion
Christmas Day: 10.30am Communion
St James' Church, Church Lane
Christmas Eve: 11pm Midnight Communion
Christmas Day: 9am Communion
WINDSOR: St Edward's Church, Alma Road
Christmas Eve: 11pm Carols followed by 11.30pm Mass
Christmas Day: 11am Mass
Windsor Parish Church, Hermitage Lane
Christmas Eve: 11.30pm Midnight communion
Chritsmas day: 11.15am Holy Communion
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