To Watch


The Youtube Bible
The YouTube Bible is the King James Bible Trust’s ambitious project to create a complete reading of the King James Bible on YouTube, produced in 2011 to mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. Readers comprise of actors, sportsmen and women, musicians, politicians and most importantly … YOU!

Contributions from the Finchampstead and California Parish are:
Mark 1 – Rev. John Edwards
Psalm 24 – Angela Anderson


Video of Lectures delivered at St James’


Women With No Name – the first of our Lent Lectures for 2019, given by the Very Revd Prof Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford. The first in a series of talks on the theme ‘Easter Eyewitnesses’


John, the beloved disciple – the second of our Lent Lectures for 2019, given by Revd Julian McAllen, Associate Priest, Parish of Finchampstead and California. The second in a series of talks on the theme ‘Easter Eyewitnesses’


Mary Magdalene – the third of our Lent Lectures for 2019, given by Bishop Humphrey Southern, Principal of Ripon College, Cuddesdon. The third in a series of talks on the theme ‘Easter Eyewitnesses’


Mary Mother of Jesus – the fourth of our Lent Lectures for 2019, given by Dr. Janice Proud, Anglican Alliance. The fourth in a series of talks on the theme ‘Easter Eyewitnesses’


Simon of Cyrene – the fifth of our Lent Lectures for 2019, given by Revd Tonia Elliott. The fifth in a series of talks on the theme ‘Easter Eyewitnesses’


Judas Iscariot and Pontius Pilate – the sixth of our Lent Lectures for 2019, given by Major General Tim Cross CBE. The sixth in a series of talks on the theme ‘Easter Eyewitnesses’


Leadership – the first of our 2018 Lent Lecture series. Rt Rev’d Andrew Proud, Bishop of Reading, talks about Leadership, from Mark 11:1-11.


Authority – the second of our 2018 Lent Lecture series. Ven Olivia Graham, Archdeacon of Berkshire, talks about Authority, from Mark 11:12-33.


Controversy – the third of our 2018 Lent Lecture series. Canon Julie Ramsbottom, our Rector, talks about Controversy, from Mark 12:1-44.


Anointing – the fourth of our 2018 Lent Lecture series. Rt Rev’d Alan Wilson, the Bishop of Buckingham, talks about Anointing, from Mark 14:1-11.


Eating and Drinking – the fifth of our 2018 Lent Lecture series. Rt Rev’d Dr Steven Croft, the Bishop of Oxford, talks about Eating and Drinking, from Mark 14:12-26.14:1-11.


Praying – the last of our 2018 Lent Lecture series. Canon John Edwards, our Associate Priest, talks about Praying, from Mark 14-27-42.


Faith and Politics – from our 2010 season of Lent Lectures, Jonathan Bartley founder of the Ekklesia think tank, and now co-leader of the Green Party, talking about Faith and Politics. (we unfortunately had a camera failure so do not have the second part of the lecture from after the group work)


Do Nothing to Change Your Life – a talk given by the Bishop of Reading, the Rt Rev’d Stephen Cottrell at St James’ Church, Finchampstead on 23rd Feb 2010.


The Problem of Suffering from Richard Peat on Vimeo.
Dr Neil Bidstone talks about the problem of suffering at St James’ Finchampstead, 9th March, 2010.


A Flourishing of Psalms – Andrew Bosley, Director of Music at St James’ Church Finchampstead talks about the psalms with some help from Rev’d John Edwards and members of the choir at St James’ church.


Other Videos of Interest

Fabulous aerial video of St James’ Church and its surroundings thanks to Steve Powers who took this video using his small “quadcopter” with mounted high definition video camera…


This is purely a hobby for Steve but you can see further examples of his aerial filming at http://aerial-photography.hol.es/

Short film “The Bench” written, directed and edited by Anne Massey of Reading Film and Video Makers club during the summer of 2017 in and around St. James’ churchyard…


This film won the summer team challenge competition against 8 other entries, and also received a nomination for originality.
Our thanks to Anne for allowing us to publish this on our parish web site.


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