Prayer Diary for January

Berkshire Womens’ Aid thanks

A Big Thank You to all who so generously donated items for the Berkshire Womens’ Aid.

We delivered two very large car loads and the look on the faces of ladies as they helped unpack them said it all.

They were amazed, delighted, and extremely grateful

100 square board for Churchyard Maintenance

Result of latest 100 square board for Churchyard Maintenance.

The latest board drawn on 17 Dec saw Andy Thomas winning with number 66.

She took the £40 Tally Ho voucher but kindly donated back the two bottles of wine which were then won by Sue Sampson.

Thank you to all who supported and raised £116.

Congratulations to Linda!

Huge Congratulations to Linda Atkinson for achieving the RSCM Gold Medal, the highest award possible!

St James Christmas Hamper Raffle

Many thanks to everyone who bought tickets and supported the Christmas Hamper Raffle.

The winner of the Hamper was ticket number 167 won by John Phillips, we hope you enjoy all the goodies over Christmas.

The second prize of Smarties chocolates was ticket number 170, won by Karly Hague.

A profit of £273 was raised for the church flower fund. Your support in helping to keep the floral displays in church throughout the year is much appreciated by Denise and her flower buddies.

Revd Hannah’s collection

Thank You to everyone who has contributed to Revd Hannah & Elizabeth’s collection; the collection is now complete.

Quench bookstall thanks

Thank you to everyone who bought from the bookstall I ran for Quench on 3rd Dec.

Not only were you supporting our local Christian Bookshop based at the Craft Village on Heathlands Rd, but the church also gained £15.30 in commission on the sales.

Thank you. Carolyn Fox

Nativity on the Loose!

Thank you to everyone who gave up their Saturday afternoon for this incredible event last weekend, for which 150 people from the local community attended!

With donkeys, ponies, and goats grazing it certainly smelt like Bethlehem would have done, and with angels floating about, a very grumpy King Herod sat in the vestry, and Mary & Joseph found sheltering in the Bamboo Grove in the Liddell Gardens the Nativity story was well and truly told…

So well done to everyone and thank you for your enthusiasm, willingness to help, and prayers. James.

James

After more than three years of work with the parish, our Youth and Family Worker, James, is stepping down from his post in the New Year.

He’s been offered an exciting opportunity working for a national charity overseeing part of their youth work provision.

It wasn’t an easy decision to make and he’d like to thank the parish for the support, grace and love he’s been showed during his time here.

He hopes to remain an active member of our community.

Fundraising for St James’ Churchyard Maintenance

Thank you to all those who supported the sale at St James’ on 3rd Dec.   It raised £184.50.

The 100 square board started that day will be drawn after the 11am service on Sunday 17th Dec.