At our recent Harvest Supper Mary Williams, Terence Hill and John Tresidder, who had all recently stood down from the Fabric Committee, were enthusiastically thanked by the church family for all their years of dedicated service on the fabric committee, notching up over 100 years of service between them! They were presented with a wonderful cake made by Heather Shackleton showing the three of them sitting on a bench outside the church. The cake was then sliced and enjoyed by everyone attending the supper.
It was announced in church on 24 January 2016 that, with effect from 1 March, Rev Vikki Bisiker, who knows the church and the area (currently being a curate at Radford Semele and Bishops Itchington), would provide full-time, interim stipendiary ministry to St James for a period of four years, the first year being the time when Vikki completes her curacy.
The Reverend John Armstrong, who is currently vicar of St James Church, Southam and St Michael and All Angels Church in Ufton, has announced that he will be leaving his current post to help the parish of St John’s, Kenilworth in an evangelistic and pastoral capacity. John’s last day of service in the local community will be on 15th November 2015.
For full itinerary details of John and Mary Home’s visit to Kenya during November 2015 please visit the Bees Abroad page
March 30, March 31 and April 1
7.00 pm Compline – the name of the service means “the completion” (of the working day) – an opportunity to spend a short time together in church to pray and give thanks for the day and look ahead to the events of Good Friday and Easter.
April 2 – Maundy Thursday
10am Holy Communion – our regular weekday time to meet in worship
April 3 – Good Friday
10am Children’s Service
11am Walk of Witness – Combined Churches of Southam. Gather at the Grange, Coventry Street to walk to the police station where a short combined church service will be held
2pm An hour at the Cross (St James Church, Southam) – a time to think and pray together, reflecting on the arrest, trial and crucifixion of Jesus on Good Friday
2pm St Michael and All Angels Church, Ufton open for prayer – although there is no formal service the church will be open so that anyone may come in to pray and remember what Jesus did for us on this day
April 5 – Easter Sunday
8.00 am Holy Communion
10am All Age Service with Holy Communion (St James Church, Southam)
10am All Age Service with Holy Communion (St Michael and All Angels Church, Ufton)
10.00 am All Age Worship with Holy Communion
6.30 pm Evensong
For full itinerary details of John and Mary Home’s visit to Kenya during November and December 2014 please visit the Bees Abroad page
What an amazing week we had across our Deanery as the gospel message was shared at 43 events. In addition approximately 1,500 children have heard about Jesus and been blessed by the ministry of Graham Nunn (Through Faith Missions) with his school visits and at the mega messy church! So much to thank God for!
As a follow up to HOPE14 churches across the deanery are running ‘Just Looking’ courses. If you attended any of our events and/or would like to know more why not join us ‘Just Looking’ at what Christians believe and discussing whether these beliefs have any relevance today. Simply pop into church at one of our regular services or contact us at the church office via telephone or email and we will be delighted to have a chat and talk further.
St James Church Office
74D Coventry Street
Warwickshire CV47 0EA
Office Telephone: 01926 812413
For the latest news regarding Southam’s planned food bank distribution centre please click the following link Food Bank Prayer Bulletin
Bees Abroad has secured major funding from the UK Department for International Aid (DFID) for a three-year project to alleviate poverty through advancing beekeeping skills and supporting bio-conservation and bio-enterprise in the arid and semi-arid land (ASAL) in the Kenyan district of Laikipia.