Sermon Series – Holy Habits

As ever we will be offering a number of sermon series throughout the year, and we have already started with Holy Habits.

Remaining dates and themes are as follows: 17/2 Prayer, 24/2 Worship, and 3/3 Making More Disciples.

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

World Day of Prayer Service – Fri 1st Mar

Friday 1st March 10:30am World Day of Prayer Service at St James’

A reflective service prepared by the women of Slovenia, followed by tea and coffee in the Church Centre.

For more info please speak to Revd. Gemma on 0118 973 5371.

St Eligius Community Church Tuesday Morning Prayer

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

Parish Prayer List

Praying Hands

Parish Intercessions List – Please pray for: Joyce Beckett, Anne, Bridget, Sophie Hall, Hugh, June, James, Emma, Paige, Diana, Marilyn, Ann Pask, Thea, Colin Ramsay McClaren, Natalie, Louise, Reuben, Rosalind Drury, Leo Lumby, Simon, Bernadette, Wendy Wright, Andrew Tomlinson, Dennis Hall, Malcolm Fanshawe, Andrew, Sarah, Brenda, Helen, Daniel, Jack, the Edminson Family.

And those who mourn: Richard Widman, Sue Fagg, Jean Scott.

Residents living in the following roads in the parish (visited by our Ministry Team this week):   Goldsmith Close, Watson Close, Garston Grove, & Longwater Road

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


Yellow Envelopes – Church and Buildings Appeal

We are continuing our appeal to support the repair work at SJ church.

As we learn more about the detail of the work to be done we are able to update our estimate of likely costs, and these are currently expected to be about £15,000.

It’s good to be able to report that over £8,000 has been raised to date.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far. Please do help if you can, placing your gift in a yellow envelope available in church & church centres and handing it in to sidespeople or the parish office.

Please contact Rob Alder if you have any questions.

Growing Living Faith 2019 activities and booklet

Bingo and Afternoon Tea thanks

Many thanks to everyone who came and supported the Bingo and Afternoon Tea on 19th January.

It was so nice to see such a mixture of young and not so young folks enjoying the afternoon, and we are delighted to say the afternoon made a profit of £372.20.

Prayer diary for February 2019

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.