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 September
Tuesday 5th September 2023
Hurst Parish Council
St Nicholas School
Parish Council Meeting
Thursday 7th September
Wine Tasting
The Castle Inn
Join us as we try 6 wines of different styles including some lesser known varieties alongside sharing platters prepared by Matt and the team.
The event will be fun, informal and a chance to ask your wine questions alongside some food pairing suggestions
Spaces are limited. £30 a head to include tasting samples of 6 wines and sharing platters.
Abbie Bennington DipWSET is an experienced wine educator, writer and judge and is a local resident of the village with more than a dozen years in the industry.
Call The Castle Inn to book your place: 0118 934 0034
Friday 8th September
Meditation and Gong Evening
Hurst Village Hall
A wonderful way to start your weekend - a restorative evening of meditation, relaxation, and sound healing.
We will gently stretch, breathe, meditate, relax and listen to soothing sounds.
The evening will finish with herbal tea and chocolates.
Cost £28 - Please book through the website, limited spaces.
Sunday 10th September
Morning Worship
St.Nicholas Church
14th Sunday after Trinity
With refreshments at 10:30am.
Monday 11th September
Hurst Pantomime Group
Hurst Scout Hut
Come along to our introductory evening to find out all about our next pantomime, Revenge of Hook, to be performed in January 2024.
Friday 15th 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.
Friday 15th September
Hurst Pantomime Group - Auditions
Hurst Village Hall
Youth and Adult auditions.
Sunday 17th September
Holy Communion
St.Nicholas Church
15th Sunday after Trinity
Holy Communion with Children's Discovery Zone
Sunday 17th September
Hurst Pantomime Group - Auditions
Hurst Village Hall
Childrens registration and audition - school years 4 - 8.
Thursday 21st & 28th 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 30th September
Dance through the Decades
Hurst Village Hall
Come along and 'Dance through the Decades' with music by David Curnow, a resident Ministry of Sound DJ.
Over 18s only - ID will be checked.
Tickets £20 to include a wagyu or veggie burger with salad from Flame BBQ. Gluten free will be available (burgers are GF and buns will be available).
Fundraising event for Bowel Cancer UK and >St Nicholas Church.
Events in October
Tuesday 3rd October 2023
Hurst Parish Council
St Nicholas School
Parish Council Meeting
Saturday 7th October
4pm - 11pm
The Wheelwrights Arms
Featuring live music from 6 piece band The Hornbrokers.
A German themed menu will be available from 5pm to 9pm.
Saturday 14th October
Oktoberfest Hurst
Hurst Village Hall
6:00pm - 11:59pm
Beer and music festival.
Live music from The Originals and The Riots.
Live DJ from Thames Valley Discos.
Local beers and ales, cocktail, prosecco and gin bar.
Over 18s only!
Hog roast included withe entry ticket.
Tickets £19.50 (plus 50p booking fee).
Friday 20th October
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.
Events in November
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.
Regular Events
Monday (term time)
Coffee and Toddlers
10:00am - 11:30am
Hurst Gospel Hall
Pop-up Play Village
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
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
Quiz Night
8pm - 10pm
Green Man
Starting 18th September
Get your teams and tables booked in now on 0118 934 2599
£2pp so please bring some cash.
We cannot wait to see all your thinking caps oni!
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.
First and third Wednesday of the month
Afternoon Get Together
2pm - 4:30pm
Green Man
A new project for our community!
You are invited to a twice monthly get together.
For £5 you will get tea or coffee and a snack and the company of others whose company you may well enjoy.
For those who wish, there will be cards, dominoes, crib, draughts, and other games. Or you could just natter. Bring your knitting or crossword, if you like.
Our first get together will be 2nd of August, then the 16th August.
Bring your friends or make new friends.
Every other Thursday
Hurst Hookers
Hurst Cricket Club
Hurst "Hookers" knit and natter meeting.
Alternate Thursdays at the cricket club, 7:45pm.
Crochet, knitting and friendly conversation.
£2 a meeting.
Dates for the autumn:
  • September 7th and 21st
  • October 5th and 19th
  • November 2nd, 16th and 30th
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
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Working together to support Hurst

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