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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Events in August
Wednesday 17th August, 7pm
Entries close for the Horticultural Show
Last chance to submit your entry form for the Show.
Friday 19th August
Karaoke Evening
The Jolly Farmer
Prizes for the best singer, and the not so best singer!
Saturday 20th August
Hurst Horticultural & Cottage Garden Society Show
12:30pm - 5pm
Hurst Village Hall
Since 1902 the Hurst Horticultural Society has organised a village show and this year is no different.
Saturday 20th August
Open Air Cinema - Steven Spielberg's West Side Story (2021)
Dinton Pastures
Film Start 20:45 | £9 per person | Doors open 15 minutes before start time
Could it be? Yes, it could! Somethin's comin', somethin' good! Its the West Side Story Open Air Cinema!!
Pay & Display Car Park
Sunday 21st August
Parish Communion
St.Nicholas Church
Parish Communion taken by Reverend Graham
and baptism of Madeleine Grinstead.
Thursday 25th August
Macmillan Charity Evening
5pm to late
The Jolly Farmer
An event in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support
Please come and support our charity event. We have some fantastic item to bid for in our charity auction: signed Liverpool football shirt and signed Chelsea football shirt, signed England football, signed Man United, signed Frank Bruno boxing glove, holiday in Spain, holiday in Tenerife, four ball golf day and much more...
Includes: Tickets £20 (to include a Thai Buffet)
Booking: 0118 934 1881
Saturday 27th August
Open Air Cinema - Clueless and Legally Blonde Double Feature
Dinton Pastures
Film Start 20:45 | £14 per person | Doors open 15 minutes before start time
Boldly going where no blonde has gone. Blondes DO have more fun!
Pay & Display Car Park
Saturday 28th August
11am - 6pm
Hurst Cricket Club
Events in September
Tuesday 6th September
St Nicholas School start of Autumn term
Tuesday 6th September 2022
Hurst Parish Council
St Nicholas School
Parish Council Meeting
Friday 16th September
Youth Club
Hurst Scout Hut
Any children in school years 7-9 are welcome to come along.
£2 a session to cover the cost of hiring the scout hut.
If you are interested in coming along, then please email for a registration form.
Thursday 22nd & 29th September
Morris Dancing Taster Sessions
Hurst Village Hall
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Hurst Morris People All welcome! Let us know you'd like to come by emailing us. put on comfy shoes and hop along to the hall. To arrange a chat just email us.
Rich said: "I came to the tasters because it looked fun, ultimately. The pictures on Facebook and the website all looked like they were having a great time! The sessions were very welcoming and gave us a good idea of what to expect, easing us in with a nice and simple dance. The side is really friendly." Men and women are welcome and there's home made cake, tea/coffee and chat at half time.
Musicians able to play fiddle, melodeon, concertina, accordion or recorder are welcome to join the merry band for the taster sessions. Tunes are usually in the keys of G and D. The band aims to play from memory by the end of the practice season.
For details email or visit our website and Facebook page .
Saturday 24th September
Musical Evening
St.Nicholas Church
Chris Bond is organising another evening with his choir.
More details to follow
Regular Events
Pop-up Play Village
10:15am - 11:30am
Hurst Village Hall
The sessions give children the freedom to play and explore and choose what they want to do in a safe and happy environment.
Book online via the website
Yoga Class
7:00pm - 8:00pm
St Nicholas School
Ladies & Gents.
£10 per class.
Please message Katy for more information - 07761 591605
Hurst & Twyford Pub Runners
We meet every Tuesday at 6.30pm at a local pub and then run 5k back to the pub and have a social.
We cater for all abilities so don’t be shy.
We have a Facebook page with all the information so do join it otherwise please email email
It's very much a social and it's free to come, but you do need some pennies for the drink !!
First Wednesday of the month
Ladies Light Lunch
Hurst Gospel Hall
Preceded by an activity and Bible time.
Quiz Night
Elephant & Castle
Teams of up to six players. £ per person to play.
All monies raised go to charity.
Sandwiches and chips provided during the half time break.
Hodge’s HIIT Session
9:00am - 9:30am
In the park, opposite the pond, School Road
It involves a bit of fun, the sessions are designed to help develop your fitness, and the activity is run by ex pupil Joshua Hodgkins – Qualified level 3 Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor. All ages and abilities are welcome, especially beginners!!!!
All that you need to bring is a mat, a water and gymwear
For information / bookings: email or call 07934 282953
Yoga Classes
10:00am - 11:30am
Hurst Village Hall
If you fancy coming along or you would like some more info please email Cheryl on
Cost is £10 a session.
Friday Night Social
Hurst Cricket Club
A relaxed evening for all parents and friends.
Fun Football Training
9:00am - 10:00am
Stow Bridge Field
Hurst FC is a small friendly club running FREE football training sessions on Saturday mornings.
Sessions are casual and fun, and open to boys and girls in Year 1 and 2.
Older age groups are looking for new players too.
Please email for further details, or just turn up!
Breaking of Bread
Hurst Gospel Hall
A time for Christians to remember the Lord Jesus.
Sunday (except third Sunday of the month)
Family Gospel
Hurst Gospel Hall
Refreshments at 11:30 followed by Family Gospel Service at 11:45am.
Suitable for everyone, young and old.
Third Sunday of the month
Hurst Gospel Hall
Come and meet each other (CAMEO).
Suitable for everyone, young and old.
Further Ahead
Saturday 1st October
Ploughman's Lunch
St.Nicholas Church
Following the success of our Cream Teas during Jubilee weekend,
Ploughman's Lunches will be served at church.
More details to follow.
Saturday 15th October
Oktoberfest Hurst
Hurst Village Hall
6:00pm - 11:59pm
Beer and music festival.
Live music from The Originals and The Riots.
Local beers and ales, prosecco, gin and Jagermeister bar.
Over 18s only!
Hog roast included withe entry ticket.
Tickets £19.50 (plus 50p booking fee.
Sunday 4th December
St Nicholas Night
From 5:00pm
School Road Recreation Ground
Switching on the Christmas lights. Christmas Carols. Perhaps more.
Saturday 10th December
Christmas Dinner Dance
6:00pm - 11:59pm
Hurst Village Hall
Organsised by St.Nicholas School PTA and Hurst Village Society
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