New! Choir Stalls

After much consideration, you will notice the choir pews in St James’ have been returned to their original position.

The purpose of trying different arrangements for the choir was made in an effort to alleviate the pain Janice’s shoulder injury was causing when conducting.

New! Matched Funding Appeal

Does anyone in the congregation work for an employer who offers matched funding under its Corporate Social Responsibility programme (Google, Vodaphone, Barclays etc and possibly many more)?

If you are not using this facility elsewhere to support other worthy causes, would you be willing to use it to double up some of the Church fundraising, e.g. the Fete or part of it, or future events if notice has to be given?

I would love to hear from you to explore this more. Carolyn. [email protected]

New! Church Fete Total – An Update

Apologies that I don’t have a final figure as some bits of income and expenditure are still being sorted and I do again have a few things to try to sell (including 1 pack of 12 frozen burgers and some drinks).  I do however now expect the figure to be around £6.5K.

Well done to all who have helped raise this amount.

Carolyn Fox.

Choir Summer Concert – Sat 22nd July

If you have a favourite item that the Choir have performed previously that you would like to hear again, please write your suggestion on the Choir Concert Sheet in SJCC, or speak to a member of the Choir and let them know. Thank you very much for your support.

St James Patronal Festival – Sat 22nd and Sun 23rd July

St James Patronal Festival – Sat 22nd and Sun 23rd July

Saturday 22nd July – Choir Concert with Summer Buffet. Tickets £12 available after most Sunday services, or call the Parish Office on 01189730133. See also note asking for music requests.

Sunday 23rd July – Church tower open, cream teas, stalls and games. Help needed please with refreshments and helping in church, also donations of cakes. Please ring the Parish Office if you can help. Many thanks.

Ride & Stride – Sat 9th September

We would like to have SJ church & centre open for visitors ‘riding’ & ‘striding’ to raise money for their churches.
If you can volunteer to man the church centre for an hour then please sign up on sheet in SJCC. Thanks.

Crowthorne Summer Activities

Crowthorne Summer Activities – volunteers required! July 28th, August 4th, 11th and 18th on Crowthorne Morgan Rec

Setting up – 1:30pm-2:30pm. Craft, games, fun – 2:30pm-5pm.
Setting down – from 5pm. Volunteers should preferably have a DBS certificate but not essential.

Please speak to Revd Hannah if you can help out on any of the weeks.

Lunchtime Music at St Eligius

A Series of Lunchtime Music at St Eligius starts on Wednesday 12th July at 12:30pm, with Thomas Fletcher Alto Saxophone.

Dates to follow: 30th August, 27th September, 18th October, 8th November, & 6th December (all at 12.30 pm).

Admission free, to include Buffet Lunch.

Retiring plate donations in support of St Eligius Church, Arborfield Green.

Reformation 500 Sermons

Reformation 500 Sermons will take place every Sunday in July marking the 500th anniversary of the start of the Reformation, with an additional illustrated lecture from Canon John covering the reigns of five Tudor monarchs after the annual Friends of St James’ Evensong on 3rd September.

Road Closures in Finchampstead

Due to a new pedestrian route being constructed, closures and diversions will be in place for Park Lane from 10th July-21st August and Nine Mile Ride from 22nd August-3rd September. has more details.