Archive for the ‘General Notices’ Category

New! Food Bank urgent items needed

Food Bank Urgently requires children’s toothbrushes & toothpastes and laundry tablets please. They also need antibacterial spray, bleach, & any food or everyday household items.

Please leave donations in the box under the stairs at SJCC.

If anybody is interested in helping Revd Gemma with the liaison between St James’ & Crowthorne Churches Together she would welcome the assistance.  Please speak to Richard Owen or Gemma.

New! Tuesday Morning Prayer

St Eligius Community Church Tuesday Morning Prayer will resume on Tuesday 26th Feb at 9:30am.

New! Monday Afternoon Discussion Group

Monday Afternoon Discussion Group will break for half term and will resume on Monday 25th February.

This informal group discussion is about applying our Christian faith in our everyday lives and is normally based around a Bible passage.  Each session is self-contained and all materials will be supplied.  Meet at SJCC from 2 to 3pm (to allow for school pickup).   Any queries to Canon John.

New! Parish inclusivity policy

‘To give the best possible welcome to all-comers’   Vision Statement – Parish of Finchampstead & California

A recent letter from a number of ‘concerned Anglicans’ to the four bishops of the Diocese on the issue of human sexuality could be interpreted as having been sent with the approval of the parish of Finchampstead and California.  We, the Rector and Church Wardens of the parish, would like to point out that this is not the case.

In line with our vision statement, quoted above, we would like to reaffirm our support for the tone and pastoral sensitivity of our Bishops’ ‘Ad Clerum – Clothed in Love’ last October.

We believe that as a diverse parish, embracing and seeking to hold together people with differing churchmanships and theologies, it is important that we restate our policy of inclusivity, respect and welcome to all-comers.

St James’ Church Cleaning

We would very much welcome some more help in keeping our lovely church clean.

Can you spare an hour every few weeks to help please? If so we would love to hear from you. Please contact Parish Office on 0118 9730133.

Bishop Andrew Good Friday service – Fri 19th Apr

*Breaking News*

Bishop Andrew will be leading our Good Friday 3-hour devotional service.

Save the date – Friday 19th April 2019 12-3pm.

Soulscape Open Evening – Thu 21st Feb

Advance Notice of Open Evening Meeting about Soulscape

Come along and find out more about Soulscape’s work in local schools on Thursday 21st Feb at 8pm in SMSJ’s Parish Centre.

Puddings and drinks will be served. More details on posters and sign up sheets.

Lent Lectures 2019 – Easter Eyewitnesses

Green Team Working Party – Sat 16th Mar

The next Green Team Working Party will take place on Saturday 16th March 2019 from 10am- noon + lunch.   Please save the date!

Sign up sheet will be displayed nearer the date.  We’ll be doing more work on the Lost Liddell Gardens (behind the Manor House) and sharing Bacon butties after our labours – both very satisfying! Speak to any of the team for more details. Carolyn Fox

St David’s Day Musical Supper – Sat 2nd Mar