All Souls’ Service – Sun 1st Nov

Because of current requirements for social distancing in places of worship, our All Souls service on 1 November at 6 pm will be recorded beforehand and will be available in the normal way through the Parish website.

Please read the All Souls’ invitation letter from Canon John for more details.

St James church heating and repairs

We hope to be able to make changes to the heating in St. James church over the coming weeks. As the church will be closed for a while services will take place in SJCC.

The work on wood repairs will follow on.

We will keep you informed about timing and other details. If you have any questions, please ask us. Robert and Jo. SJ Churchwardens.

Information pack for APCM – Thu 29th Oct

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will take place virtually on Thursday 29th October, at 7:30pm via Zoom

All members of the electoral roll are entitled to attend and participate in this meeting, where we vote for the election of churchwardens and PCC members. This is your opportunity to ask questions and participate in the running of your church community in the Parish of Finchampstead and California.

To join the Zoom meeting please click on the following link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88311300944?pwd=OWU1SEhyWEdwaWRkdjhERzhnbEcvdz09

The content of the information pack for the meeting including the major reports, minutes from last year and agenda can be found below.

Harvest 2020 thanks

Thank you to everyone who donated to Wokingham or Crowthorne Foodbanks in thanksgiving for Harvest this year.

Bishop Steven’s letter – the next six months

In October 2020 the Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft, Bishop of Oxford, wrote to all the clergy, every chaplaincy and school, and all the people in the Diocese of Oxford about the immensely challenging winter ahead.

What are we called to be and to do as Christians during this pandemic?
You can see a short film and read Bishop Steven’s letter about this at https://www.oxford.anglican.org/six/

Youth and Families weekly video for families – 28th July

This week’s story is about tiny seeds of faith within us growing strong and flourishing! Tom, Betty and the children, Tiggy and Tilly, are busy on the farm sowing seed. This week Sam shows you how to make a mustard tree!

https://www.facebook.com/FledgelingsStJamesFinchampstead/videos/733104997421863/

This is our last video as we are taking a summer holiday break. We will be back in September, hopefully with some outdoor activities! Keep you posted.

Do have a good summer.

Kate and Sam
youthandfamilies@finchampstead.church

Youth and Families weekly video for families – 13th July

Here is this weeks video which is about The Parable of the Lamp

Don’t hide the light away – share it and make the world a brighter place!

https://www.facebook.com/FledgelingsStJamesFinchampstead/videos/1611818922325408/

Monday afternoon Discussion Group

Monday afternoon Discussion Group 2-3pm

Join Reverend Julian via Zoom as we apply our Christian faith to our everyday lives.

For more information contact Rev Julian via e-mail or phone. julian@finchampstead.co.uk or 0118 973 5876

Please support our local Foodbank

Either send a cheque to Crowthorne Foodbank 25 Wellington Business Park Duke’s Ride Crowthorne RG45 6LS or donate online https://crowthorne.foodbank.org.uk/give help/donate money/

Youth and Families weekly video for families – 6th July

Here is this weeks video which is all about Paul and the Shipwreck!

The Early Church continues to be dangerous and this week Paul is Shipwrecked on the Island of Malta.

https://www.facebook.com/FledgelingsStJamesFinchampstead/videos/316898686138149/