Hurst, Berkshire
Wooded Hill
A website for Hurst
Berkshire
Hurst n. wooded hill, hillock, wood.
[Old English hyrst, related to Old Saxon,
Old High German hurst, horst]
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Events
 
Highlights
 
 
Events in April 2024
 
Friday 5th April
Closing date for Parish Council nominations
4:00pm
There are two vacancies on the Parish Council.
Contact the Clerk for more details.
 
Saturday 6th April
Grand Auction
Viewing from 6pm
Auction starts 7pm
Hurst Village Hall
Hurst Bowling Club invite you to their Grand Auction.
Proceeds towards the new club house.
Entry at the door: £2.50
Successful bidders pay by cash, card or BACS.
View the Auction Catalogue.
 
Sunday 7th April 2024
Parish Communion
11:00am
St.Nicholas Church
Parish Communion led by Rev Mike Smith, Rector of Caversham and Area Dean of Reading,
with Discovery Zone for children aged 7 and over.
 
Sunday 14th April
Morning Worship
11:00am
St.Nicholas Church
Morning Worship led by Phillippa.
Please note this does not include a Eucharist.
 
Friday 19th April
Youth Club
7:00pm
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 April
Try your hand at bowling
Noon - 6:00pm
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.
Call 07804 297594 to book a time.
 
Sunday 21st April
Parish Communion
11:00am
St.Nicholas Church
Parish Communion led by Marina,
with Discovery Zone for children aged 7 and over
 
Tuesday 23rd April
Citizens Advice Bureau - Mobile Unit
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Hurst Village Hall
The mobile unit aims to reach the heart of communities where residents can access their services directly.
If the uptake is good then this could become a monthly service, where they come to Hurst to provide their free advice.
 
Sunday 28th April
Messy Church
11:00am
St.Nicholas Church
Led by the Messy Team.
 
Events in May 2024
 
Thursday 2nd May
Borough and Parish Elections
7:00am - 10:00pm
Hurst Village Hall
The Wokingham Borough Council ward boundaries have changed which means that there will no longer an indivdual councillor for Hurst. Instead there will be three councillors representing the combined Twyford, Ruscombe and Hurst ward.
There is also an election for the Police and Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley police area.
Electors must now show an approved form of photo ID to vote in a polling station. Photo ID that can be used to vote include passport, driving licence, biometric immigration document, blue badge, concessionary travel pass (excluding railcards) and national ID card. Electors without an official form of photo identification can apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate.
 
Saturday 4th to Monday 6th May
Henley Arts Trail
Henley Arts Trail is taking place over the first bank holiday weekend in May and once again Hurst is hosting one of the 34 venues. For three days 150 artists will be showing paintings, sculpture, jewellery and ceramics.
Entry to all venues is free and they are open 10am-5pm.
Joe De Mounteney, Christina Taylor Smith, Manuela Kagerbauer and Liz Chaderton will be displaying painting, printmaking and sculpture at 1 Whistley Court Farm, Lodge Road, Hurst, RG10 0EJ.
Please come along to browse, chat or to find a perfect piece for your home. If you need any more information take a look at the website
 
 
Tuesday 7th May
Hurst Parish Council
7:30pm
St Nicholas School
Parish Council Annual General Meeting
 
Thursday 9th May
Hurst Pantomime Group
7:30pm
The Castle Inn
Panto AGM and Update Meeting
Critically, at this meeting Claire and Sue (joint Chairs) will be standing down from their committee roles and we currently have no secretary. As such, we will be looking for a new group of people to take on Panto.
We will also be looking for a Director, Producer and people to take on many of the other roles critical to getting a Panto on stage.
Without a new committee stepping forward the 2024/25 Panto will not be able to go ahead. We will of course, support anyone taking on the new roles.
We hope that you will be able to join us.
 
Friday 17th May
Youth Club
7:00pm
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 June 2024
 
Saturday 15th June
The Walnuts with Bells On
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.
 
Saturday 29th June and Sunday 30th June
Hurst Show & Country Fayre
Details of events to follow.
Save money and buy your tickets online today.
 
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Regular Events
 
Monday (term time)
Coffee and Toddlers
10:00am - 11:30am
Hurst Gospel Hall
Free.
 
Monday
Pop-up Play Village
10:30am
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
 
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
 
Monday
Yoga Practice
7:00pm - 8:00pm
St Nicholas School
Open to all levels.
Please message Steve Wilson for more information - 07970 770769
 
Monday
Quiz Night
8pm - 10pm
Green Man
Get your teams and tables booked in now on 0118 934 2599 or 07557 993139
. £2pp, book quick as high demand.
We cannot wait to see all your thinking caps on!
 
Tuesday
Try your hand at bowling
6pm
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.
 
Tuesday
Senior Cricket Training
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Hurst Cricket Club
Senior cricket training at HCC nets
Begins 16th April
Contact Rob Dewey for further information.
 
Tuesday
Hurst & Twyford Pub Runners
6:30pm
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 group with all the information so do join it.
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
11:00
Hurst Gospel Hall
Preceded by an activity and Bible time.
 
Wednesdays
Community Connect
2pm - 4:30pm
Green Man
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 a crossword, if you like.
Bring your friends or make new friends.
 
Thursday
Senior Cricket Training
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Hurst Cricket Club
Senior cricket training at HCC nets
Begins 18th April
Contact Rob Dewey for further information.
 
Every other Thursday
Hurst Hookers
7:45pm
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.
Beginners and experienced knitters and "hookers" all welcome. Please contact Pip Etheridge for more info: philippaetheridge@btinternet.com, 07825 224614
 
 
Friday
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
 
Friday
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 cheryl.youngman@harleyd.co.uk
Cost is £10 a session.
 
Friday
Junior Training and Friday Night Social
Hurst Cricket Club
Junior Cricket Training - U9/U11 17.45-19.00, U13/U15 19.00-20.15
Begins 12th April and every Friday through to then end of the Summer Term.
A relaxed evening for all parents and friends. The bar will be open.
Contact Rob Dewey for further information.
 
Every other Friday
Karaoke Evening
The Jolly Farmer
Prizes for the best singer, and the not so best singer!
 
Saturday
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!
 
Saturday
Senior Cricket Training
1:00pm
Hurst Cricket Club
Hurst Cricket Club playing at home
Bar open
Begins 11th May
Contact Rob Dewey for further information.
 
Sunday
Breaking of Bread
10:00am
Hurst Gospel Hall
A time for Christians to remember the Lord Jesus.
 
Sunday (except third Sunday of the month)
Family Gospel
11:30
Hurst Gospel Hall
Refreshments at 11:30 followed by Family Gospel Service at 11:45am.
Suitable for everyone, young and old.
 
Sunday
Senior Cricket Training
1:00pm
Hurst Cricket Club
Hurst Cricket Club playing at home, Sunday League
Bar open
Begins 12th May
Contact Rob Dewey for further information.
 
Third Sunday of the month
CAMEO
5:00pm
Hurst Gospel Hall
Come and meet each other (CAMEO).
Suitable for everyone, young and old.
 
Further Ahead
 
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st 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 Blues Brothers, Queen, Taylor Swift, Tina Turner, The Police, U2, Adele, The Killers and more.
 
Saturday 17th August
Hurst Horticultural & Cottage Garden Society Annual Show
12:30pm
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.
 
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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.

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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.