Community Christmas Concert Wednesday 18th December 1.30pm for 2pm

Students from Southam College are hosting a Community Christmas Event at St James Church.

Join us at 1.30pm for refreshments and chat. The performance will start at 2pm and will include Christmas music, readings and carols for all.

All are invited to support the students.

No tickets required.

When Christmas Hurts Saturday 21 December 3pm

When Christmas Hurts

Everything in our culture tells us that Christmas is a joyful season: friends, family, food, and gifts all encourage us to celebrate Christmas.  But for many, Christmas can be a painful reminder of life’s difficulties. 

At St James’ church, we want to recognise that sometimes life is hard, particularly at Christmas, so, through December, we will have a dedicated tree to hang a bauble on to represent a loved one or situation that may ‘cloud’ the Christmas celebrations for us. Throughout the month and in the Christmas services we will be praying for what these baubles represent. If you can’t make it to church to hang a bauble then please contact the office (details below) and one of us will be happy to hang one on the tree for you.

This year, on Saturday 21st December 3pm at St James church, we will also gather to have tea and cake together followed by a short service where we will remember our loved ones and situations, light a candle for them and celebrate Christmas in a quieter more reflective way. All are welcome.

If you would like the name of a loved one read out at the service then please do let the office know by Thursday 19th December  (01926 812413 southamchurch@yahoo.com)  or add the name to the sheet on the welcome desk in church . 

Revelation ch21 v4 “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death” or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.’

May you know His peace this Christmas, 

Rev Vikki Bisiker

St James Church, Park Lane, Southam

Christmas Fayre Saturday 7 December 10am – 12.30pm

Stalls will include Books, Bottle Tombola, Bric-a-brac, Cakes and Preserves, Chocolate Tombola, Christmas Raffle, Refreshments, Toys and a Growing Greener stall.  Do come along to browse the various stalls and have a chat with friends whilst enjoying a cup of tea or coffee and cake…

FAMILY FUN MESSY CHURCH – Harvest Praise Party 28th September 11am – 1pm Grange Hall Southam

Massive Messy Church on Saturday 28thSeptember with our special guest John Hardwick – singer, songwriter, story teller and loads of fun!

Join the fun from 11am to 1pm at the Grange Hall, Coventry Road, Southam, CV47 1QA.  Lots of crafts and activities, including a picnic lunch.  

 Come and join us.

St James Church Summer Fete Saturday 15 June 10am – 12.30pm

Please join us at our summer fete. Enjoy our delicious refreshments and browse amongst our various stalls including books, bottle tombola, bric-a-brac, cakes, crafts, plants and more.

Items for stalls can be left in church or brought to the Church Office.

Do come along and join in the fun.

Easter Services

Easter Services

Monday 15th, Tuesday 16thand Wednesday 17thApril 7pm

A short time of quiet and reflection

Maundy Thursday 18thApril 10am Holy Communion

Followed by coffee at Tithe Lodge café

Good Friday April 19th10am Messy Church with the Open the Book Team: 

Refreshments, craft and a short service for all ages!

Good Friday 11.15am Combined Churches’ Walk of Witness

(Meet at The Grange, end at Library for a short service)

Good Friday 2pm at St Michael’s Church Bishops Itchington

‘An hour at the Cross’ with readings, prayer, meditation and songs

Easter Sunday 21stApril 10am Easter Celebration with Holy Communion

A celebration suitable for all ages

Dementia Awareness and Friends Evening

An evening with John Daly, local Dementia Champion Helping our churches be dementia aware and dementia friendly.
Thursday May 9th  @  7.30pm Holy Trinity church, Long Itchington

An Alzheimer’s Society Initiative

AN INSPIRATIONAL AND ENTERTAINING EVENING OF GOSPEL, ROCK & BLUES

With Bryn Haworth on Saturday April 6th 7:30pm
St Nicholas Church, Radford Semele. Bar available
Tickets £6 each from Rev Martin Green 01926 613466

LET’S HAVE BREAKFAST!

On Mothering Sunday, March 31st, at 10am, why not come and have breakfast with the family of St James’. Sadly we can’t do the whole bacon and eggs malarkey, but we do a great continental style breakfast with fresh coffee, tea or juice! It’s a great way to get to know others and enjoy a croissant or two. Afterwards, there’ll be a short family friendly service. No charge but donations towards costs gratefully received.

Don’t forget that the clocks go forward the night before!

Massive Messy Church 9 March 2019

Our next morning of creative fun at Massive Messy Church will be on  Saturday March 9th, from 11.00-1.00pm at the Grange Hall, Southam.  Stories, crafts, fun and picnic lunch provided.  Ideal for young families. It would be great to see you there.

For more information contact Rev Gillian Roberts tel : 01926 815831 email : gillian@thebridgesgroup.org.uk