Christmas Hamper raffle

Christmas Hamper raffle tickets will be on sale for the next three Sundays.

The draw will take place on Sunday 15th December.

All proceeds are for the St. James flower fund.

Special Dates for December

Special Dates for December:

Sun Dec 15th:
Christmas Hamper Draw
Tickets for our “Christmas Hamper” are on sale in the hall (SJCC) after morning services. Draw to take place on 15th Dec after morning service.

Nine Lessons and Carols @ Wellington College 4pm

Wed Dec 18th:
6.00pm Carol Singing at Wildacres
Join us at Wildacres to bring Christmas cheer to the residents, staff and their families.

Thu Dec 19th:
4.00pm Outdoor Nativity on the Green @St Eligius

Tue Dec 24th:
4.00pm Christingle @ Wellington College

Monday Afternoon Discussion Group

Monday afternoon discussion group is taking a break and will be back in the new year.

Newsletter and Calendar of Events for Dec 2019-Jan 2020

The latest Newsletter and Calendar of Events (Dec 2019 – Jan 2020) are now available for viewing/download (in PDF format) here:

Dec 2019 – Jan 2020 Newsletter

Dec 2019 – Jan 2020 Calendar

Poppy Appeal thanks

Thank you very much for helping with the appeal.

Without your help they wouldn’t be able to continue their vital welfare and benevolent work.

We raised £404.50

Prayer Diary – December 2019

Thank you! from Karen

Thank you so much for my generous leaving gifts and card.

I felt quite overwhelmed by everyone’s warm words, plus the bubbly of course!

I really enjoyed running the parish office and feel like a big part of my life has finished but look forward to still seeing everyone at services.

Karen

Thank you from CIRDIC

Thank you for your Church’s recent donations to CIRDIC (Churches in Reading Drop-In Centre) together with the Gift Aid forms.

The cash amounted to £259.50. Besides the cash, a total of £284 was received by cheques and £30 CAF Charity Voucher for which we are very grateful.

An inexperienced man on an inappropriate boat…

Canon John was so impressed by Geoff Anderson’s marathon rowing feat that he asked Geoff to tell everyone about it…

I left Lechlade on Sunday 8th of September and completed the 127 mile row to Teddington in eleven and a half days, sleeping each night on the completely inappropriate boat, with the aquadynamics of a skip!

On the way I raised over £5000 for HorsebackUK, a charity set up to empower service personnel and veterans suffering from life-changing injuries and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and to aid them on their road to recovery. Using horsemanship and exposure to the natural environment participants gain self confidence and self esteem amongst people who have experienced similar trauma. Take a look at www.horseback.org.uk .
I visited them in the Highlands last year and I found it to be a truly inspirational charity carrying out amazing work.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/GeoffAndersonRowtheThames

Patronal Festival Thanks

A BIG thank you to everyone who supported our Patronal Festival Weekend. The quiz on Saturday night was very well attended and we had lots of lovely compliments about the evening.

Sunday was warm and sunny when the tower was open and lots of cream teas were consumed.

Very many thanks again to everyone who helped make this weekend so enjoyable and successful and we are delighted to say that the profit over the weekend was £1,867.40 a wonderful amount for Parish Funds.