New! Growing Living Faith 2019 activities and booklet

New! Ladies’ Breakfast – Sat 26th Jan

Saturday 26th January Ladies’ Breakfast 9am-10am at St James’ Church Centre

This is the first Ladies’ Breakfast of the year.  I hope you are free to come along and join the group for fruit salad, croissants, toast, tea and coffee, lots of friendly chat and a short ‘thought for the day’.  Please drop me a line so I provide enough breakfast.

Thanks, Carolyn Fox 07779724090 [email protected]

New! 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.

New! Thank you

Thank you…

  • to all who supported Card on the Tree at SJ and One Card at SMSJ for Christian Aid’s Christmas Appeal in aid of work in refugee camps supporting peace. £400 was donated, of which £139 was gift-aided.
  • for all donations at Christingle Services raising £1326.19 for The Children’s Society.
  • for all donations of Christmas treats, toiletries, baby items, and bedding on Gift Sunday for Berkshire Women’s Aid who have written a letter of thanks which can be found on the Mission noticeboard at SJCC.

Lunchtime Concert at St Eligius Community Church – Thu 7th Feb

Thursday 7th February 2019 12:30pm  Nathan Winters on clarinet and Ross Winters on piano.

Admission free to include buffet lunch. To book your place please contact Rita Le Var (01252 372320 or [email protected])

Messy Church at Arborfield Community Centre

Messy Church at Arborfield Community Centre starting Tuesday 5th February 2019 (Sheerlands Rd, RG2 9ND) 3:30pm-5:15pm and every 1st Tuesday of the month.

Crafts, songs, Bible stories, & afternoon tea.

Combined Service for Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Sun 20th Jan

Sunday 20th January 2019 – Combined Service for Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

6:30pm at St George’s Church, Owlsmoor

All are very welcome to attend.

Praise & Prayer at St Eligius Community Church

*NEW* Praise & Prayer at St Eligius Community Church

To pray and worship in preparation for our new service starting in May called ‘[email protected]’.

Praise & Prayer dates: 19th Jan, 2nd Mar, 23rd Mar, 13 Apr, & 20th Apr.  Come for 4:30pm and share tea together; Praise & Prayer will start at 5pm. All welcome.

Monday afternoon discussion group

This informal group discussion will be about applying our Christian faith in our everyday lives.  It will normally be 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.

Flag Flying

Now that Richard Peat has left we need someone to help with the flag flying days.  There are approximately 34 flying days in the year.

Any volunteers who are willing to help raise the flag and put it down (help with putting down is needed in particular) please contact Richard Owen on 0118 973 3111 or the Parish Office.