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

Carols by Candlelight

Sunday 17 December 6pm. All Welcome

Messy Christingle

Sunday 10 December

Messy Church craft and fun for families at 3pm

Service for all at 4pm followed by light refreshments

Messy Church @ St James’ Southam 21 May at 3pm

St James Church is starting its own Messy Church!

There’ll be crafts, activities, Bible stories, a picnic tea and lots of fun, so please get Sunday 21st May 3pm until 5pm in your diary and we’ll see you there.

Any questions then please call Rev Vikki Bisiker on 07983 402614

Massive Messy Church March 11th 11am to 1pm at The Grange, Southam – Theme God and Science. Picnic lunch provided.

Messy Church Logo

Stories, Food, Craft and Fun.

Ideal for families.

Picnic lunch provided.

Cafe for adults.

Messy Church Logo Copyright The Bible Reading Fellowship © 2017.

See www.messychurch.org.uk

Christmas at St James

We have a range of services and events to suit all ages this Christmas.  Please see What’s On.

Living with Loss Service Sunday 6th November 2016 at 4pm

On Sunday 6th November 2016 at 4pm we are 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.

You are warmly invited to attend this service, bringing with you your family and friends.  Refreshments will be served after the service.

During the service, for anyone who chooses it, the names of those you are remembering can be read out.  If you would like us to do this, please contact the church office.

Easter Services 2015

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