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Important Announcement about St James Church

On Thursday 11th Oct, an approx. 1 foot long piece of timber frame attached to the wall above the nave in St James’ came detached and fell, causing damage to the framework. As a result, we have had to make the decision to make St James Church out of bounds until further notice.

We do not yet know the cause as this is under investigation by professionals. We will be having this weekend and next week’s services at St James’ in the church hall/back rooms.

Once we know more information we will be able to give a timescale as to how long before we will be able to return to normal.

The safety of our congregation is of the utmost importance to us. We thank you for bearing with us during this time. We will post further updates on our website and social media pages once we have them.

Joanne Myall & Robert Alder
St James Churchwardens

New! Children’s Society Boxes

Could all box holders please return their house boxes for counting either to church on a Sunday or to the office during the week.

Many thanks, Ian.

New! Harvest Festival Weekend Thank You

Many thanks for all donations at the Harvest Services to Crowthorne Foodbank, and to all who supported and/or helped at the Harvest Messtival.

Proceeds from ticket sales and the raffle resulted in £150 being raised for the Melanesian Mission and proceeds from ticket sales resulted in £82 being raised for church funds.

New! Confirmation Classes

There will be a Confirmation Service for adults and children (yr 6 plus) On Sunday 24th February 2019 at 6pm.

Confirmation Classes will start at the end of October, on Sundays at 4:30pm at SJCC, before Contrast Youth Group.

For more details please contact Canon Julie or Parish Office.

New! Annual All Souls’ Service – Sun 28th Oct

Annual All Souls’ Service – Sunday 28th October 2018 6pm at St James’

We will light candles and remember before God our loved ones who have died. If you would like the name of your loved one to be read out during the service, please write their name on sign-up sheets at worship centres by Sunday 21st October 2018 please, or alternatively please email: [email protected]

Revd Hannah’s Licensing Service at All Saints Church – Wed 31st Oct

Revd Hannah Higginson’s Licensing Service at All Saints Church – Wednesday 31st October 7:30pm

Anyone from Finchampstead churches who would like to attend would be very welcome.

Please let All Saints know if you are coming on 0118 979 2797.

Health & Safety Advice needed

The PCC would welcome Health & Safety Advice for organising fire drills and related matters.  Do you have any expertise/experience that you could share with the three churches in this parish?

Please speak to Canon Julie or one of the churchwardens.

Thank you. Carolyn Fox PCC Secretary

Alpha Course prayer group

A confidential email with prayer requests for the course will be sent out weekly to anyone who feels led to pray for the up and coming course.

To be part of this important group, please let Tonia know asap.

Appeal for empty shoeboxes and Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal 2018

Please leave any empty shoeboxes in the foyer at SJCC for use in the Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal 2018.

Leaflets on how to fill a shoebox for a family or elderly person are available at worship centres.

The deadline for filled boxes is Sunday 4th November.

Your suggestions for new charities & missions

The Charities and Mission Group (CMG) wishes to review the Christian charities and missions supported by our parish.

Please send suggestions to CMG by Oct 14th via Julia Arscott, Sarah Booth or Susan Meikle at St James, Sally Marsden at St. Eligius or Chris Ilsley, Martin Hughes, Sharon White or Pam Smith at SMSJ.

All existing charities and missions we support will be considered. The 2019 list will then be proposed to the PCC.