Hurst, Berkshire
Wooded Hill
A website for Hurst
Hurst n. wooded hill, hillock, wood.
[Old English hyrst, related to Old Saxon,
Old High German hurst, horst]
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Online Events

There may be more going on in the village than you thought. Due to the nature of most online activities being organised for the village, the actual link will not be available until shortly before the event starts.
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Events in May 2020
Friday 22nd May 2020 5-8:30pm
Fish & Chip Friday
The Castle Inn
Homemade beer battered Haddock with handcut chips. Child's portion £5, adult's £10. Please call 07968 771836 to book your slot. Social distancing measures apply. Cask ale available to pre-order too.
Friday 22nd May 2020, 7:20pm
Virtual Pub Quiz - Bank Holiday Special
Our very own village quiz night - this week a special edition to celebrate the Bank Holiday Weekend.
A link will be posted on the Hurst Residents Coronavirus Action Group Facebook page shortly before the quiz starts.
Please arrive by 7.20pm, take your seats at the table, grab a drink and get ready for the proceedings.

  1. All meet at 7.20pm - trivia starts at half-past
  2. No cheating. For this to work we will need to all be honest
  3. This will work better with an iPad, PC, Mac or laptop
  4. If you must use a mobile phone download in advance the "Hangouts Meet" app
  5. A link to join the quiz will be provided on the night at 7:20
  6. When you open the link, if you are asked to allow access to microphone and video you MUST say YES
  7. You will then have the option to turn microphone and video off. You MUST mute your microphone, video is optional
Full details can be found in the Facebook Group.
Saturday 23rd, Sunday 24th & Monday 25th May 2020
Hog roast delivered to your door in Hurst to heat and eat
Pulled pork served with crackling, apple compote, sage & onion stuffing and crusty rolls. £6 per person, £20 per family (serves 4).
Other options available. See facebook for more details
To book your delivery text 07969 153534 or e-mail. Please include order details, address and phone number.
Sunday 24th May 2020, 11:00am
Sunday Online
St Nicholas Hurst, St Mary's Twyford, St James Ruscombe and Twyford URC for a Sunday morning service.
A link to the live stream will be made available shortly before 11am on Sunday.
Three different families have offered to host a "coffee Zoom" on Sunday morning straight after church, and you are all invited to join one of them! Please contact the church for Zoom details.
Sunday 24th May 2020, 4:00pm
Family Gospel
The Gospel Hall are continuing to meet with Zoom. For the details please call any of the numbers on the website and they will be very pleased to give you the details.
Monday 25th May 2020, 6:15pm
J.A.M. (Jesus and Me)
The Gospel Hall are continuing to meet with Zoom. The Monday evening JAM sessions are for children 5 and over. For the details please call any of the numbers on the website and they will be very pleased to give you the details.
Tuesday 26th May 2020, 5-8:30pm
Rib Night
The Castle Inn
Ribs-fries-slaw. Half £10, full £13.50. Booking essential. Please call 07968 771836 to book your slot. Social distancing measures apply. Cask ale available to pre-order too.
Wednesday 27th May, and every Wednesday
Pilates Classes
Isobel was teaching at Hurst Cricket Club on a Wednesday night. Men only classes and two mixed classes. She is now offering Zoom classes online on a Wednesday night for £5 for the hour. If any local families would like to join they are more than welcome. Contact Isobel for more details.
Thursday 28th May, and every Thursday
Thanks to the NHS and other key workers
Your doorstep, 8:00pm
Go outside and make some noise. Let them know we care!
Friday 29th May
Friday morning Coffee and Cake Zoom group
A new weekly coffee and cake morning Zoom. It will include a thought for the day and it will be a place to touch base with friends and pray together. All very informal and relaxed.
Please speak to Lucy Bowley to find out more:
Events in June 2020
Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th June
Virtual Hurst Show
The usual Hurst Show and Country Fayre may have been cancelled for 2020, but we're pleased to announce that the (virtual) show will go on!
Look out for a calendar of online and socially distanced events taking place during the run up to and over the show weekend.
Even though we're apart, our hope is to continue to enjoy the feel of the show whilst raising much needed funds for local good causes.
** Let us know your socially distanced ideas for your favourite part of the show! **
Further details coming very soon!
Events in July 2020
Saturday 4th July
Virtual Party in the Park
Just a thought at the moment
Events in August 2020
Saturday 22nd August 2020
107th Hurst Horticultural & Cottage Garden Society Annual Show
Large Village Hall, 1:30pm
Enjoy a summer afternoon at a traditional village show.
Staging of exhibits: 7-10.30am.
Show opens at 1.30pm.
Produce Auction at approximately 4.15pm The schedule is now available online, so you can download your copy and start planning your entries.

Did we miss anything? If you have an event in the Village that you would like included in a future mailing then please contact us.

Did you find this mailing useful? If so then please tell your friends and neighbours about it and ask them to sign up too. If you have any comments about the mailing then please let us know.

As details of all events can change at short notice, it is advisable to check with the organisers that the event is going ahead before attending. If you notice any errors or omissions, then please let us know.

Disclaimer: While every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of the above information, we cannot accept any responsibilities for any errors, omissions or subsequent alterations or cancellations and accept no responsibility for any loss caused therefrom.


COVID-19 Support
Working together to support Hurst

In addition to support being provided by Wokingham Borough Council, working with various charities around the borough, Hurst has over 60 volunteers available to offer help should you need it for shopping, collecting medications or just someone to have a chat with during these difficult times.

If you would like to speak to us, or want to ask for help, please view the list of helpers and we'll see how we can help.

You can easily find volunteers in your area - just select your road or click on a map.

Some volunteers have offered to have a chat on the phone, some have offered to collect any medication and some to shop. If the volunteer cannot help, they can contact another volunteer for you.

Even if you’re self-isolating, you're not alone.