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!

Living with Loss Service 4th November at 4pm

On 4th November at 4pm St James Church is holding a short, reflective service called ‘Living with Loss’.

At this service there will be an opportunity to remember and give thanks for the lives of people who were important to you, whether they died recently or long ago.

During the service, for anyone who chooses it, the name/s of those you are remembering can be read out. If you would like us to do this please call the church office on 01926 812413 by Monday 22nd October.

If you have any questions about this service, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the church office.

Church Closed 15th–27th October 2018

Please note that the church will be closed in order to undertake internal repair works  between Monday 15th  and 27th October, inclusive.

There will be no services in church on Thursday 18th and Sunday 21st.  Our Holy Communion service on Thursday 25th will be held in the meeting room at Tithe Lodge at our normal time of 10am.

Massive Messy Church 6th October

Spread the word its time for another morning of creative fun at Massive Messy Church on  Saturday October 6th, from 11.00-1.00pm at the Grange Hall, Southam.  Stories, crafts, fun and picnic lunch provided.  Ideal for young families.

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

Messy Church Sunday 6th May 2018 3pm – 5pm

You are warmly invited to our next Messy Church.

There’ll be crafts, activities, Bible stories, songs, a picnic tea and lots of fun, so please get Sunday 6 May 3pm until 5pm in your diary and we’ll see you there.

Any questions then please call Rev Vikki Bisiker on 07983 402614

Archbishop of Canterbury visits the Coventry Diocese

As part of the centenary celebrations for the Coventry Diocese you are invited to meeet the Archbishop:

Coming Home with the Archbishop

Join us on Thursday 3rd May at 6.30pm at Highfield Farm in Frankton for a free hog roast (or vegetarian paella), music from Christian singer-songwriter, Paul Bell and teaching from the Archbishop of Canterbury about the Prodigal Son.

Ringwood Ice Cream will be selling their locally produced ice cream and soft drinks will be available for purchase.

This will be an exciting and unique event as the music and discussion will take place in a barn. Some seating will be available if needed and you are also welcome to bring your own chair.

For more information see http://cov100.org/coming-home/

Ask the Archbishop

On Friday 4th May at 7.30pm the Archbishop of Canterbury will be returning to All Saints Church, Chilvers Coton where he was curate from 1992 to 1995 for a special event where the audience will have the chance to pose questions to him.

‘Ask the Archbishop’ is organised by the leaders of the Acceler8 project who work specifically with people in their 20s and 30s.The evening is particularly aimed at people in this age group. Those of other faiths and none are especially welcome.

Ask the Archbishop is an ideal opportunity to explore or even challenge Christianity at an open, down to earth and fun evening. The night will include music and relatable, authentic stories from young Christians on how they came to know Jesus.

For more information see http://cov100.org/ask-the-archbishop/

Centenary Festival

The main highlight is the Archbishop’s visit will be a Centenary Festival at Coventry Cathedral on Saturday 5th May. The festival will run from 10.30am to 4pm and will include songs, drama, exhibitions, worship, prayer stations, refreshments, children’s activities, messy church and much more. The day will appeal to adults, young people and children of all ages.

The Archbishop of Canterbury will be joining us for the entire day. He will be taking a leading role at various points, but most of the time he will simply be enjoying the festival and chatting with people.

Free hot and cold drinks will be served throughout the day, and there will be opportunities to purchase food in and around the cathedral site. Alternatively you are very welcome to bring a picnic, or make use of the many nearby food outlets in the city centre.

Here is a timetable for the day:

10.30 – Welcome in the Ruins

From 10.30 –    Guided tours of the Cathedral from the West Screen (all morning)

Exhibitions in the Ruins and the Nave (all day)

Baby and Toddler Zone in the Lecture Hall (all day)

St Clare’s open as a place of quiet prayer (all day)

Artist-in-residence Marilyn Hall in the Chapel of Christ the Servant
(10.40-11.40 & 12.30 -1.30)

‘We are 100’ in Chapel of Unity (all day)

Bouncy Castle on South Grass (all day)

Refreshment Stalls and Ice Cream Van (all day)

Messy Church (all day)

10.30 – Archbishop’s Question Time for teenagers in the Nave

11.45 – Worship Songs in the Ruins

12 Noon – Litany of Reconciliation in the Ruins

12.10 – Drama Presentation in the Ruins

12.20 – Archbishop Justin and Bishop Christopher in open discussion in the Ruins

12.45 – Break for Lunch

13.30 – Worship songs in the Nave

13.40 – Stories of ‘When I got out of the Boat’ with a focus on reconciliation in the Nave

14.00 – Motionhouse dance performance in the Nave

14.10 – Messy Church, Prayer stations, Labyrinths, Prayers of Wandering, Prayer Ministry in Chapel of Christ in Gethsemane and also in St Clare’s

14.40 – Gathering Song and Sharing of the Peace in Nave

14.50 – Eucharist in Nave

15.15 – Blessing of Cross of Nails in Nave

15.20 – Cutting of centenary cake and announcement in Nave

15.30 – Blessing and Closing Song in Nave

15.40 – Distribution of cake

16.00 – Motionhouse dance performance in Ruins

For more information on the Centenary Festival see: http://cov100.org/centenary-festival/

 

We hope to see as many of you as possible at the three events for the Archbishop’s visit.