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 June 2020
Hurst Horticultural Society's Gardens 2020 competition
Entries by the 30th June by email to

- show us your beautiful 'lockdown' gardens

We all have had more time in our gardens during lockdown making them look stunning but not able to show them off. Until Now!
You can now share views of your garden in the Hurst Horticultural Society's Gardens 2020 competition.

If you would like to enter, send three photographs of your garden by 30th June and these will be put on our website, below. Entries will be judged and a winner announced.

Details are on the Hurst Horticultural Society's wbsidte.
The idea is to have some fun sharing views of gardens in Hurst and the surrounding area.
Hurst Show events taking place now and throughout June
Sunday 7th June 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 7th June 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 8th June 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.
Wednesday 10th June, 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.
Friday 12th June
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:
Friday 26th June 7:30pm
Hurst Show - Virtual Pub Quiz
Our very own village quiz night is back - this week a special edition for Hurst Show.
A link will be posted on the Hurst Residents Coronavirus Action Group Facebook page shortly before the quiz starts.
Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th June
Virtual Hurst Show

Even though the physical show won't be taking place, Hurst Show favourites will still be hosting online interactive events over the weekend.

This includes sing-a-longs with Ukuladies Plus One, a virtual petting corner from Just Around the Corner and meet the Berkshire Search and Rescue Dogs.

The ferrets are being a bit camera shy currently but we hope they will make an appearance!

There will also be an online disco on the Saturday evening provided by local DJ, Thames Valley Discos.

Around the village, there will be displays of art and the popular church bookstall over the weekend. Please observe social distancing measures when visiting.

A full timetable of What's On will be communicated – please look out for the latest updates here and on social media.

Donations can be made to the show's Just Giving page at
Events in July 2020
Saturday 4th July
Virtual Party in the Park
Just a thought at the moment
Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th July
Marvellous Festival
Dinton Pastures Country Park
A weekend of tribute solo artists and bands, silent disco, second stage with local acts, and much more.
There is a potential option, if necessary, of postponing until early September, or even to roll the event over to July 2021. Whatever happens, all tickets already purchased will remain valid.
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.

Take-away Food
Tuesdays 5-8:30pm
Rib Night
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.

Fridays 5-8:30pm
Fish & Chip Friday
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.
Monday-Friday, 9am-11am
Bacon Roll £3.50
Sausage Roll £3.50
Bacon And Egg Roll £4.00
Sausage And Egg Roll £4.00
Bacon And Sausage Roll £4.50
Bacon, Sausage And Egg Roll £5.00
Coffee £2.00
Call to order: 0118 934 0886

Wednesday and Saturday, between 5pm-8pm
Evening Meals
Fish And Chips - Served With Lemon
The Ele Burger - Topped With Cheese And Bacon - Served With Salad And Chips
Vegi Burger - Served With Salad And Chips Chicken Burger - Served With Salad And Chips Chilli And Rice
Scampi And Chips – Served With Lemon
(Last Meal Orders Are At 4pm)
Call to order: 0118 934 0886

Wednesday and Saturday, between 5pm-8pm
Kids Meals
Chicken Nuggets And Chips
Mini Pizza And Chips
Fish Fingers And Chips
Kids Ice Creams Pots, Chocolate, Strawberry Or Vanilla £1
(Last Meal Orders Are At 4pm)
Call to order: 0118 934 0886
Saturday 20th June 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.


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.