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

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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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St James Church Summer Fête 15th June 10am – 12.30pm in church


on Saturday 15th June 10.00am – 12.30pm in church.

Books, bottles, bric-a-brac, cakes, crafts, plants, toys, raffle and refreshments.

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

Do come along and join in the fun.

Easter Services – You are most welcome

March 25

7.00 pm  Compline

March 26

7.00 pm Compline

March 27 

7.00 pm Compline

March 28 – Maundy Thursday

10.00am Holy Communion

March 29 – Good Friday

10.00 am Children’s Service

11.00 am Walk of Witness – Leaving from the Grange

2.00 pm Hour at the Cross

March 31 – Easter Sunday

8.00 am Holy Communion

10.00 am All Age Worship with Holy Communion

6.30 pm Evensong

Church Open on Easter Saturday 30 March Noon to 5.00pm

The Church will be open on Easter Saturday, 30th March from noon to
5.00pm and refreshments will be available. Do come along and enjoy
rolls, cream teas or a slice of cake and a cup of tea or coffee.

Jolly J’s Returns!!

After a short beak Jolly J’s, a coffee and play session for parents/carers with pre-school children and babies is back.  Jolly J’s takes place in church on Monday mornings between 10 am and 11 am each week.  Advice from NCT representatives is also available at each session.

The Town Churchyard at St James Church – joint press release with Southam Town Council


Southam Town Council and St James Parish Church

The Town Churchyard at St James Church

Most residents of Southam will, by now, be aware that the Town Churchyard at St James is rapidly running out of space for new burial plots and there are currently only four remaining. However, we wish to make it clear, that second burials in existing family graves can continue where there is space available and cremated ashes can also be placed in family graves as well as the reserved cremation area.

Stratford District Council was formally requested by St James Parochial Church Council to become a burial authority in May 2009 and to provide a municipal cemetery at Southam. This request was finally declined at the end of 2012. The situation so far as Southam Town Council is concerned is that it is not a burial authority, and to become one would incur considerable expense.

Coventry Diocese has been consulted but, although they will give what help they can, they will not develop a new burial ground.

Southam Town Council will discuss the matter at their meeting on 28th February 2013 in order to decide if it wishes to continue to try to find a solution to the matter. If it is resolved to take the matter forward the next step would probably be to hold a meeting at which the public could express their views.

This statement has been jointly agreed between the Town Council and St James Parochial Church Council. February 2013.