Afternoon Tea with Bingo – Sat 19th Jan

Afternoon Tea with Bingo

Saturday 19th January 3:30pm–6pm at St James’ Church Centre

Family fun for a cold winter afternoon. Eyes down for a game or two of Bingo, followed by yummy afternoon tea.
Tickets are £5 for adults and £3 for children and will be available after most Sunday Services or call the Parish office on 01189 730133 to reserve your place.

Christingle making – adult volunteers needed

The team who have made Christingles for many years would like to handover to a new team.

Our young people help make these but adults are needed for co-ordination, supervision & quality checking.

Please contact Julia Arscott, Sarah Booth or parish office if you are interested.

Annual Advent Witness – Sat 15th Dec

Saturday 15th December from 10am – Annual Advent Witness with Churches Together in Crowthorne

An opportunity to sing some favourite Carols, with a mince pie and hot drink afterwards!

Please come along and sing the ‘Christmas Story’ outside the Crowthorne Co-Op with the various CTC churches through Carols and Readings.

‘Nativity on the Loose!’ – Sat 15th Dec

John Sephton’s Funeral

John Sephton’s Funeral will take place on Thursday 20th December at 12:45pm at Easthampstead Park Crematorium.

‘Card on the Tree’ at SJ and ‘One Card’ at SMSJ

‘Card on the Tree’ at SJ and ‘One Card’ at SMSJ will be available soon for those who wish to greet fellow parishioners and make a donation to the Christmas Peacemaker Appeal from Christian Aid, supporting workers helping children from areas of conflict who are now in refugee camps.

For details visit:

St. James’ Church Closure Update

Fortunately the news is good, the church is safe and can be opened again but the surveys to establish that were not cheap and some remedial work will be needed to prevent
problems recurring.  So how about a Christmas gift to the church?  Look out for the special envelopes.

Thank you all for your support.

Robert Alder and Jo Myall.  St. James Churchwardens.

‘Farewell to the Peat Family’ – Sun 16th Dec

Goodbye to the Peat Family – Sunday 16th December St. James Church 12noon – Bring & Share Lunch

The Peat family are moving to Scotland before Christmas. They have all been very closely involved with St James for almost 20 years, leading Contrast Youth Group when it started and Fledgelings. Richard & Beth have been in the choir and Richard has twice served as Churchwarden. He is still Lay Chair of PCC and Lucy has been doing a great job as a junior server. Please come and give them our best wishes and love for their next adventure.

Signup next to the coffee bar in the church centre, with your name and food you are able to bring. Please bring food plated and ready to eat please. Thankyou.

Newsletter and Calendar of Events for Dec 2018 – Jan 2019 now available

The latest Newsletter and Calendar of Events (Dec 2018 – Jan 2019) are now available for viewing/download (in PDF format) here:

Dec 2018 – Jan 2019 Newsletter

Dec 2018 – Jan 2019 Calendar

Prayer Diary for December 2018