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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In plain English, fresh from the Met Office database
Events in November
Monday 3rd October to Monday 20th February 2023
Gas main replacement works
Essential gas main replacement work taking place in Hurst – traffic management and closures required.
From the Monday 3rd October, SGN contractors Direct Mole will commence an extensive programme of gas main replacement work in the local area. This essential work will involve the replacement of old metal gas mains with new plastic pipes that will ensure we can continue to provide residents a safe and efficient gas supply.
Tuesday 1st November 2022
Hurst Parish Council
St Nicholas School
Parish Council Meeting
Sunday 6th November
Observe All Saints
St.Nicholas Church
Parish Communion taken by Reverend Marina Brain and Benefice Youth Worker Connor Heath
Sunday 13th November
Remembrance Sunday
Sunday 13th November
Holy Communion with Royal British Legion & Uniformed groups
10:45am (prompt)
St.Nicholas Church
Communion Service followed by laying of wreaths at the War Memorial, taken by Reverend Graham.
Friday 18th November
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.
Sunday 20th November
Holy Communion
St.Nicholas Church
Parish Communion, conducted by the Reverend Marina Brain
Sunday 27th November
Messy Church
St.Nicholas Church
Advent Sunday
Led by the Messy Team.
Events in December
Saturday 3rd December
St.Nicholas Christmas Fayre
11:30am - 3:00pm
Hurst Village Hall
This year it will have a Christmas Market feel with stalls outside as well as inside the hall.
Come along and join in with all of the fun during the fayre including a visit to Father Christmas, BBQ and Refreshments, Grand Raffle, Christmas Gift Stalls, Kids Craft Activities and Games, Cakes and much more.
Entry: Donations.
Sunday 4th December
Holy Communion
St.Nicholas Church
Parish Communion, conducted by Reverend Graham
Sunday 4th December
St Nicholas Night
From 5:00pm
School Road Recreation Ground
Switching on the Christmas lights. Christmas Carols. Perhaps more.
Tuesday 6th December 2022
Hurst Parish Council
St Nicholas School
Parish Council Meeting
Saturday 10th December
Christmas Dinner Dance
6:00pm - 11:59pm
Hurst Village Hall
Organised by St.Nicholas School PTA and Hurst Village Society
Sunday 11th December
Messy Christingle
St.Nicholas Church
Sunday 18th December
Fourth Sunday of Advent
St.Nicholas Church
Parish Communion, conducted by Reverend David West
Sunday 18th December
Carols in the Castle
6:30pm (time to be confirmed)
The Castle Inn
Informal community carol singing, led by Hope and Claire Lawrence
Wednesday 21st December to Wednesday 4th January 2023
St Nicholas School Christmas break
Saturday 24th December
Crib Service
St.Nicholas Church
Saturday 24th December
Midnight Communion Service
St.Nicholas Church
Conducted by Reverend Graham
Sunday 25th December
Christmas Morning Service
10:30am - 11:15am
Hurst Gospel Hall
Followed by refreshments.
Sunday 25th December
Christmas Day Communion
St.Nicholas Church
Conducted by Reverend David West
Regular Events
Monday (term time)
Coffee and Toddlers
10:00am - 11:30am
Hurst Gospel Hall
Monday (term time)
JAM (Jesus and Me)
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Hurst Gospel Hall
For children from 5 years old.
Games, quizzes, singing, Bible Stories.
Free activity
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 !!
Bible Study and Prayer
Hurst Gospel Hall
First Wednesday of the month
Ladies Light Lunch
Hurst Gospel Hall
Preceded by an activity and Bible time.
Hurst Hookers
Hurst Cricket Club
Hurst "Hookers" knit and natter meeting.
Alternate Thursdays at the cricket club, 7:45pm.
Crochet, knitting and friendly conversation.
Dates for rest of 2022: 8th and 22nd Sept. 6th, 20th Oct. 3rd and 17th Nov. 1st and 15th Dec.
Beginners and experienced knitters and "hookers" all welcome. Please contact Pip Etheridge for more info:, 07825 224614
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.
Every other Friday
Karaoke Evening
The Jolly Farmer
Prizes for the best singer, and the not so best singer!
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
Appeal for 200 Dwellings on the Lodge Road/Tape Lane Fields
Tuesday 31st January to Saturday 11th February 2023
Reference: APP/X0360/W/22/3309202
The appeal for outline permission for approximately 200 dwellings on this beautiful greenfield site is to be an 8-day inquiry.
Please put the dates of 31 January to 11 February in your diary because we will need as many residents as possible to attend the appeal.
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COVID-19 Support
Working together to support Hurst

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