New! Article in Church Times about St James’s churchyard extension

St James’s churchyard extension has been shortlisted for a Church Times Biodiversity Green Award.  You can read all about it in the following article in the Church Times:

New! October Messtival – Sat 21st Oct


October 21st our October Messtival celebrating light, more details will be announced soon.

Please save the date. It is going to be special.

New! Harvest flowers and a Request for Greenery

We will be arranging the Harvest flowers at St James on Friday 29th from 10am onwards.

We would greatly appreciate receiving gifts of greenery either on Thursday or early Friday morning.  Thank you.

Paddlers & Surfers! Volunteers needed

We are short of volunteers to help out with our weekly children’s clubs during the 11am service at St James’.

You need only volunteer once a month and any help would be much appreciated.  Please speak to Revd Hannah.

LOVE, FAITH & HATE: Leading Communities in a Diverse Society – Thu 28th Sep

LOVE, FAITH & HATE: Leading Communities in a Diverse Society – Thursday 28th September 2017, All Saints Church Wokingham.

Food/drink from 7pm, discussion from 7:45pm.

A discussion of realities, inspiration, & ideas, with a very distinguished line-up of speakers on the panel.

Free entry, for catering purposes please register at:

Recent Emergency Disaster Appeals

In light of recent disasters around the world, if you wish to donate please use a Christian Aid envelope available in church, or visit

Service of Dedication for new organ at St Eligius – Sun 8th Oct

Service of Dedication for the new organ at St Eligius – Sunday 8th October at 11am.

Led by Canon John, the service will include organ voluntaries, Wind Quintet, church choir and soloist: Louise McGahon.

Light refreshments served. Please be seated by 10:45am.

Please let Rita Le Var know by 28th September for catering purposes: [email protected] or 01252 372320.

Harvest Festival – Sun 1st Oct

Donations and items given at the Harvest services will be taken to Wokingham Foodbank.

Urgently needed: fruit juice in 1 litre cartons, instant or canned potatoes, tinned items (tomatoes, sponge puddings, rice pudding, & carrots), sugar, toilet rolls, feminine deodorants, shower gel, washing powder or liquid, and general purpose cleaners such as Flash, Dettol etc.

Please pray for those in need who are helped by the Foodbank and give thanks for all who support the Foodbank including its many volunteers.

Request for Volunteers at St James on Fri 6th Oct at 10am to take Harvest gifts to Wokingham Foodbank.  If you can help please let Pam know on 0118 9782772.

Harvest Supper – Sat 30th Sep

Harvest Supper- Saturday 30th September at St James Church Centre

Compassion is our chosen charity this Harvest time, with Clare Hartley guest speaker.
Our Parish sponsors a Rwandan child, Elie Kwizera, through Compassion, so please do come along to find out more as to how our sponsorship money is helping this worthwhile charity.
Please see details of Elie Kwizera on the CMG noticeboard, and include him in your prayers.

Tickets for a two course supper are £8 adults, £5 (under 12s) and will be on sale after most Sunday services or please call Parish Office – 0118 9730133.

Litter Pick – Sat 23rd Sep

Litter Pick Saturday 23rd September 10am at St Mary and St John’s Parish Centre.

Can you spare an hour to help? Jackets & litter pickers provided.