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 May
Friday 19th May
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.
Saturday 20th May
The Jolly Fun Charity Dog Show
11am - 3pm
The Jolly Farmer
On the day registration £3 per class
All welcome, with and without dogs
  • 11:00 Loveliest Lady
  • 11:15 Fabulous Fella
  • 11:30 Waggiest Tail
  • 11:45 Best Tricks / Obedience
  • 12:00 Best Senior (7 years and over)
  • 12:45 Best Puppy (4 months - 18 months)
  • 13:00 Young Handler (10-16 years (human!!))
  • 13:15 Young Handler (9 years and under (human!!))
  • 13:45 Best Rescue
  • 14:00 Best in Show
Supporting Alzheimer's Research and St. Nicholas Church
Sunday 21st May
Holy Communion
St.Nicholas Church
Parish Communion, conducted by Reverend Helen Charlton
Monday 22nd May
Village Society Annual General Meeting
Stanlake Park
All members welcome.
Booking essential.
See the website for more details.
Thursday 25th May
Hurst Morris People
The Wheelwrights Arms
With Shinfield Shambles
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th May
Wheelies Fest
BBQ: Noon - 8pm Live music: Saturday 5pm - 11pm, Sunday 2pm - 11pm
The Wheelwrights Arms
Join us for our annual music festival with live music from Nicole Allan & Co playing a mixed genre of music from old to new, including a scrumptious BBQ served over both days. Beer festival.
Free tickets - ask a member of staff for more details.
You can also reserve tickets:
Call - 0118 934 4100
Email -
Lastly, tables cannot be reserved for this event!
Monday 29th May
Spring Bank Holiday
Tuesday 30th May 2023
Hurst Parish Council
St Nicholas School
Parish Council Meeting
Events in June
Thursday 1st June
Hurst Morris People
The Jolly Farmer
With Borderline Morris
Saturday 17th June
The Walnuts
6pm - 10pm
The Castle Inn
St.Nicholas Church
The Walnuts are a bunch of middle-aged guys (and that’s being kind to at least one or two of them) who love playing all sorts of music including Celtic, folk and Americana. They raise money for charities by playing concerts in people’s front rooms, back gardens, kitchens, village halls, churches, islands, boats, shop fronts, service stations, lighthouses and vineyards (anywhere really). Over the years they have toured both Europe and Scotland.
Tickets £15 - available now.
Saturday 24th June and Sunday 25th June 2023
Hurst Show & Country Fayre
This popular country show has been running for over 40 years. It attracts visitors from a wide radius and raises tens of thousands of pounds for local good causes including Alexander Devine Children's Hospice.
This year, we're introducing some Village Records of our own for visitors to compete for!
Follow our Have-a-Go trail to try out the various activities, collecting stamps as you go to claim your prize.
Always a fun family day out, all the usual Hurst Show favourite attractions return for 2023, including: Save money and beat the queues by buying tickets online in advance
Thursday 29th June
Hurst Morris People
The Castle Inn
With OBJ Morris
Events in July
Tuesday 4th July 2023
Hurst Parish Council
St Nicholas School
Parish Council Meeting
Saturday 1st July 2023
Party in the Park
6pm - midnight
Stow Bridge Field, Hinton Road
Live Bands and Superstar DJ
Music commences from 6pm
Over 18s only
No admission without a ticket
Tickets £18
Friday 21st & Sunday 23rd 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.
The main stage features 14 world-class tributes, including Queen, Taylor Swift, Tina Turner, Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Fleetwood Mac and more, with the final performance on the Sunday evening from Wild Boys who took the crowd by storm any last years festival and are guaranteed to have the whole place jumping with their tribute to the greatest hits of the 80s.
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
Try your hand at bowling
Hurst Bowling Club
We invite you to try this enjoyable sport which is challenging without needing physical prowess. This outdoor sport is enjoyed in dry or wet weather, as long as the green is safe and playable.
April to September.
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.
Hurst Hookers
Hurst Cricket Club
Hurst "Hookers" knit and natter meeting.
Alternate Thursdays at the cricket club, 7:45pm.
Crochet, knitting and friendly conversation.
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
Saturday 19th August
Hurst Horticultural & Cottage Garden Society Annual Show
Hurst Village Hall
Since 1902 the Hurst Horticultural Society has organised a village show and this year is no different.
Classes for Horticultural, Home Industries, Children's and Scarecrow.
Live music, alpacas, cream teas, wines, beers, hot food and ice creams.
Monday 11th September
Hurst Pantomime Group
Come along to our introductory evening to find out all about our next pantomime, to be performed in January 2024.
If you have anything that should be published here, then please let us know and we’ll get another edition of our What’s On email sent out soon with all the latest information.


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Local Support
Working together to support Hurst

In Hurst we are very lucky to have an amazing network of 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 for yourself or a neighbour, 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 directly, they can contact another volunteer for you.

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