Bees Abroad – 2014 Visit to Kenya

For full itinerary details of John and Mary Home’s visit to Kenya during November and December 2014 please visit the Bees Abroad page

HOPE14 Update

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

Bees Abroad Wins Government Funding – Press Release

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.

See full press release


December Services

December 1

8.00 am Holy Communion

10.00 am All Age Worship with Group for Children

6.30 pm Advent Songs of Praise

December 8

8.00 am Holy Communion

10.oo am Holy Communion with Group for Children

6.30 pm Evensong

7.00 pm More Youth Group (Vicarage)

December 14

3.30 pm Children’s Nativity Extravaganza

December 15

8.00 am Holy Communion

5.00 pm Carol Service

December 22

8.00 am Holy Communion

10.00 am Crib Service

6.30 pm Evensong

December 24

11.00 pm ‘Midnight’ Communion

December 25

8.00 am Holy Communion

10.00 am Chritmas Family Service followed after a short break by Holy Communion

December 29

10.00 am Holy Communion (said)

Every Thursday 10 am  Holy Communion

Every Friday 12 Noon Prayers – Cross of Nails (church open for coffee from 10.30 am)

Christmas Fayre 7 December between 10am and 12.30pm

Our Christmas Fayre is being held in church on Saturday 7 December between 10.00am cialis online and 12.30pm. Please do come along and support this event. Stalls include




Cakes and preserves

Christmas gifts and cards

Grand Christmas Raffle

Mothers’ Union Sweet stall

Nifty Fingers Craft stall



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Church Open 30 November between 12 noon and 5pm

The church will be open for refreshments on Saturday 30 November between 12.00 noon and 5.00pm. Do come along and enjoy a cuppa and support our church. Rolls, cakes and cream teas available.

Creating Livelihood Diversification From Successful Bee Products Enterprises

John and Mary Home on behalf of Bees Abroad have been awarded a significant grant to fund a three year project to create new economic opportunities in the Laikipia and Samburu disticts of Keynya using bee product enterprises.  Full details of this exiting project can be found on the Bees Abroad page.

St James Church Summer Fête

Many thanks to everyone involved in making this year’s summer fête such a success.  An enjoyable morning was had by all with the church boosting it coffers by nearly £600.  We look forward to seeing you at our Christmas Fair on 7 December 2013.

Archbishop of Canterbury agrees to become a Patron of Bees Abroad

Justin Welby Agrees To Become A generic cialis Patron of Bees Abroad

John and Mary Home are thrilled to announce that Justin Welby, our new Archbishop of Canterbury, has agreed to become a patron of Bees Abroad.  The following is a copy of the news release from Lambeth Palace:-

“I am delighted to lend my support to Bees Abroad by becoming a patron. Through its imaginative and wholly practical work, the charity promotes the skills of beekeeping in a way that empowers and educates the communities in which it operates. In investing in people in some of the poorest and under-developed areas, Bees Abroad creates opportunities for this local enterprise to flourish at a sustainable and manageable level. I am sure that those who are trained in beekeeping under Bees Abroad guidance and encouragement will find it an interesting and satisfying experience. I send my best wishes to all involved with the charity in whatever role”.  + Justin Cantuar

Lambeth Palace has a number of bee hives as shown in the following pictures taken by Sister Catherine SLG:-

Bee hive 2


Bee hive 3

John and Mary added that “during his gap year Justin taught at a school near Mt Kenya and his knowledge of the poverty in developing countries is due largely to many visits he has made to conflict torn areas in order to use his financial business and reconciliation skills.  The Welby family have also been kept informed of the work of Bees Abroad through our regular communications. The one thing we are very sure of is his awareness of the challenges that are faced in the developing countries and how the work of Bees Abroad can play its part”.

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