Archive for the ‘General Notices’ Category

New! Dates for Your Diary at St Eligius Church

  • Thursday 10th May 9:30am – Ascension Service at SECC
  • Every Tuesday & Wednesday at 9:30am – New Prayer Meeting at SECC starting 15th May in the Memorial Chapel
  • Sunday 20th May NO SERVICE AT SECC.  We will join with SJ and SMSJ for an open-air Pentecost service followed by Picnic, on the Gorse Ride Junior School field in Finchampstead (please bring a garden chair/picnic blanket)

New! The Lost Liddell Garden Working Party – Sat 28th Apr

The Lost Liddell Garden Working Party will be working again Saturday 28th April 10am-12noon

Please sign-up in the Church Centre to know how many bacon rolls, for afterwards, are required.

Hope to see you there! Organised by the Green Team.

New! Spring Tea Party – Sat 28th Apr

Saturday 28th April 2:30pm-4:30pm Spring Tea Party SJCC

Proceeds go towards the care and maintenance of the churchyard.

Teas with homemade cakes, raffle, & Bring & Buy.

All welcome – please do come.

Barbara Dunn’s Funeral – Fri 27th Apr

Barbara Dunn’s funeral will take place on Friday 27th April at 12noon in church.

Barbara’s family would like to invite everyone who knew her to attend and they will be delighted to see any of her old friends.

Donations of cakes for the refreshments would be much appreciated and if you are able to help please give Sue Sampson a call on 0118 9732069.

Many thanks.

New! Spring flowers!

LAST CHANCE THIS WEEKEND!  To see the spring flowers in the Liddell Gardens behind the manor house.


New short course – “Called to be Christ-like”

For further details on the topics to be covered
please read the course flyer (pdf format)

Information Pack for APCM – Mon 23rd April

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will take place on Monday 23rd April, at 7:30pm at St James’ Church Centre.

All members of the electoral roll are entitled to attend and participate in this meeting, where we vote for the election of churchwardens and PCC members. This is your opportunity to ask questions and participate in the running of your church community in the Parish of Finchampstead and California.

The content of the information pack for the meeting including the major reports, minutes from last year and agenda can be found below. Reports from PCC committees and Church groups will be on display at the meeting. The Church Centre will be open from 6.45pm to view these reports and also during the Cheese & Wine after the meeting to read and ask questions. The displays will be available in all three churches for a couple of weeks afterwards.

Limited printed copies are being produced, but in order to save the substantial costs of printing all the papers for the over 400 people on the roll we will have only limited spare copies available. Therefore we ask that you please print as much or as little of the paperwork as you would like in preparation for the meeting.

Donations of Heathers

We would like to plant heathers in the recently constructed earth bank at the driveway junction with Church Lane.

Donations of heathers, of any type, size, or colour would be gratefully received. Please contact Maurice Driver. Tel: 0118 973 4123.

Finchampstead CofE (Aided) Primary School Sponsored Walk – Sat 21st April

Finchampstead CofE (Aided) Primary School Sponsored Walk on Saturday 21st April in aid of the school and Sue Ryder.

5-mile walk starting at 1pm or 15-mile walk starting at 9am! Both walks expected to return to school between 3-4pm, and will be led by people familiar with the area and the routes.

Refreshments & welcoming party; if you cannot do the walk you are welcome to come along for refreshments.

Please contact [email protected] to sign up or for more information.

Appointment of Sam Khan and Kate Meads as Youth & Family Workers

We are delighted to announce that the PCC has just approved the above appointment.

Sam and Kate will be employed on a part-time basis and job-share this post.

Many congratulations to both ladies – we could not have hoped for more worthy successors to James.