New! Christian film ‘Breakthrough’

Bracknell’s Cineworld & Odeon are currently showing a Christian film BREAKTHROUGH (12A).

For the trailer and showtimes until Thursday see:

For details about the film see:

New! Christian Aid Week thanks

Thank you very much for supporting Christian Aid Week

Full details of how much we have raised will be published in due course.  However, so far £203.82 was raised at Quizaid, and £170.77 was raised through families at Contrast Youth Group & Fledgelings.

For anyone wishing to donate, CA Week envelopes are still available in our churches.

Please help to support our final collections at the cake sale after 9.30am & 11am services at SJ on Sun 19th May.

New! Recent Donations of Mobile Phones

We have four mobile phones (iPhone 4s & 5s) which have been donated to church in the past 6 months which need unlocking and resetting before we can raise funds from them.

The phones are in the church office, open 10am-12noon Monday-Friday.  If you are here on a Sunday, Karl Van Burkleo can help you with this.

We cannot raise funds through this scheme unless they are reset, so we look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible. Thank you.

Church Fete – help needed

Can you help please at our biggest church fundraising event?  Church Fete – Saturday 29th June 2019 1pm-4pm at Finchampstead Memorial Park

Sign-up sheets are now available!  Please, please come and help if you can.

There are currently a lot of monetary demands at all three of our churches, and this is a major fundraiser for our Parish, so we all need to pull together and make it both a fun and profitable event.

Roles include:  running a stall or game, helping to put up gazebos and tables in the morning, and taking them down again at 4pm, helping with car parking…..the list goes on and there is something for everyone!

Could you or the company or organisation where you work:
*Sponsor a game/attraction?
*Provide products for a stall (e.g. refreshments, teddy bear tombola, lucky dip, guess the weight of the cake?)
*Do you have a contact with a garden centre/adventure park/bakery/ beauty or hair salon/estate agents/hotel or spa/golf club/pub or restaurant, who may be able to provide a voucher for the grand draw, raffle or silent auction?

Please speak to Carolyn Fox, Nicky Alder, or Kate & Martin Hembra if you are able to help or would like more information.

Yellow Envelopes – Church and Buildings Appeal

Please help if you can, by placing your gift in a yellow envelope available in church and handing it in at services or to parish office.

Many, many thanks for all the support and generosity so far.

Expressions of interest invited

Parish Administrator post based at SJCC, part time 16-20 hours weekday over 4/5 mornings with flexibility.

Working in a team in a varied role, assisting the Rector, ministry team and parish officers to ensure the smooth running of the office. Duties include preparing for weekly services and events; dealing with enquiries, site facilities administration; planning and support of weddings, baptisms and funerals; financial records and other duties.

Working flexibly to manage priorities, interpersonal and good administrative skills are very important. Good IT skills required/essential.

Advice, support and training will be available as required.

For more information please contact Robert Alder or Jo Myall.  Closing date for applications is Sunday 19th May.

Please share with anyone who may be interested.

Parish Prayer List

Praying Hands

Parish Intercessions List – Please pray for: Joyce Beckett, Anne, Bridget, Sophie Hall, James, Emma, Paige, Diana, Marilyn, Thea, Ann Pask, Colin Ramsay McClaren, Natalie, Louise, Reuben, Rosalind Drury, Leo Lumby, Simon, Bernadette, Wendy Wright, Andrew, Dennis Hall, Sarah, Daniel, Jack, the Edminson family, Marion Elliot, Johann, Sheryrel Howe, Mary Whalley.

And those who mourn: Keith Ennis, Alan Sexton, Andrea Thomas, Joan Haggas

Residents living in the following roads in the parish (visited by our Ministry Team this week):  Finchampstead Road & Park Lane

Please call the Parish Office if you wish prayers to be offered for yourself or somebody you know.  Alternatively, fill out a prayer request card and leave in the box provided.  Names will be included for 4 weeks initially.   Thank you.


Below are some familiar prayers that Christians have found helpful and inspirational down the centuries which you may want to use :

O God, from whom to be turned is to fall, to whom to be turned is to rise,
and in whom to stand is to abide forever; grant us in all our duties , thy help,
in all our perplexities thy guidance, in all our dangers thy protection,
and in all our sorrows thy peace; through Jesus Christ out Lord.   Amen
St Augustine of Hippo

Thanks be to  thee, our Lord Jesus Christ, for all the benefits which thou hast given us,
for all the pains and insults which thou hast borne for us.
O most merciful Redeemer, Friend and Brother,
may we see thee more clearly,
love thee more dearly,
and follow thee more nearly
day by day.
St Richard of Chichester

Lord, I shall be verie busie this day.  I may forget thee, but do not thou forget me.   Amen.
Sir Jacob Astley’s Prayer befor the battle of Edgehill

Grant us, O Lord
in thought, faith;
in word, wisdom,
in deed, courage;
in life, service;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord.   Amen
Inscribed on the Viceroy’s house in New Delhi


Monday afternoon discussion group

The Monday afternoon discussion group will meet on each of the following dates:

May 20th  from 2-3pm at SJCC.

We’ll be looking at a different aspect of the Acts of the Apostles at each session.

As previously there’s no need to come every week since each session will stand alone.

Support for Children with Paediatric Cancers

Please support Andy Yates, whose daughters sing in the choir, who is running 2 marathons & 2 ultramarathons – a total of 175 miles for a charity for children with rare paediatric cancers.

Andy’s JustGiving page:

UNITED @ 5 at St. Eligius Church

Starting Saturday 11th May – UNITED @ 5 at St. Eligius Church

An informal contemporary worship service for all ages, to gather and worship, to listen to God’s word & pray for the needs of others.

Activities for children & pizza served from 4.30pm, before the service starts @ 5pm. Come along and join in the adventure.