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New! Annual Pet Service @ St James’ – Sun 30th June

New! Church Fete – Sat 29th June

Church Fete Saturday 29th June 2019 1pm-4 pm Finchampstead Memorial Park

Only two more weeks before the fete.   We very much welcome your donations please:

Tombola items e.g. unused toiletries, including hotel miniatures, bottles – from Champagne to Shampoo, cans/tins, sweets, stationery, vouchers for silent auction, books, bric-a-brac, toys. Whatever you can donate, from the use of your holiday villa, to a packet of sweets, or a bottle of wine, will be most welcome.
We especially need lots of cakes please, these can be delivered to the SJCC on Friday 28th 10am-12 noon or delivered to the field on the day.
All other donations can be left in St James church centre either on a Sunday Morning, or week-day mornings between 10am and 12 noon.

There are boxes in the lobby area for your gifts, and we are still hoping for more help on the day, even for an hour or two.

Please contact Nicky [email protected] or Carolyn [email protected] if you can help or would like more information. Many thanks.

Funeral of Gerald Lucan-Wilson

The funeral of Gerald Lucan-Wilson will take place on Friday 28th June at 2pm in St James church.

All members of the congregations are warmly welcome to attend.

Church Fete – Sat 29th June

Friends of St James’ Annual Service – Sun 7th July

7-week course about The Bible


Would you like to know more about the Bible?  What it is – how it was given to us – how we might read it today.

Whether you are new to the faith or not, this course has something to offer us all.  Join us as we explore the book that has had a print run of some six billion copies. We begin w/c 3rd June – and there are two possibilities:
Monday 3rd June in the afternoon, 2-3pm, or Tuesday 4th June 8-9pm, both at SJCC.   Ask Canon Julie for more details.

Rev Gemma’s ordination – Sat 22nd June

Revd. Gemma’s Ordination as Priest will take place on  Saturday 22nd June 11am at Reading Minster.
All very welcome to attend.
Revd Gemma will preside at Communion for the first time on Sunday 23rd June, 6pm at St. James.

Newsletter and Calendar of Events for May 2019 – July 2019 now available

The latest Newsletter and Calendar of Events (May 2019 – July 2019) are now available for viewing/download (in PDF format) here:

May 2019 – July 2019 Newsletter

May 2019 – July 2019 Calendarr

Information pack for APCM – Mon 29th Apr

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will take place on Monday 29th 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 all the people on the electoral 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.

Fairtrade Fortnight thanks

Thank you to all who supported Fairtrade Fortnight.

Sales & Orders were £302.   £25 was donated to Traidcraft Exchange, supporting the producers & growers to develop their businesses.