Rev Julie’s Leaving Messages

Our leaving messages and blessings for Rev Julie on her retirement…

Canon Julie’s Retirement Collection

Canon Julie’s retirement collection will remain open until June 30th for those who would like to contribute but have not been able to do so yet.

Please put cash in an envelope marked ‘Canon Julie’s Collection’ through the letter box at the St. James’ church centre or contact Marjorie Stalker, churchwarden, on 07855 052045 for alternative methods. Thanks.

Youth and Families weekly video for families – 8th June

Join Jo, Mat, Helen and Sarah on their walk and discover what they learn about sharing. Enjoy making flatbreads to share with the family!

Thank You from Canon Julie

Dear All,

David and I have been completely overwhelmed by your kindness and generosity over the past week to mark my retirement. Thank you so much for making this difficult time so special -we very much appreciate your love and care of us. Your gifts and the photo-book are absolutely amazing. We have decided to put your most generous collection towards our planned trip to Canada and the USA next year to visit my Uncle Bill and David’s brother Jeffrey. In particular we’re now able to include a trip on the Rocky Mountaineer train from Jasper or Banff to Vancouver (something I’ve always longed to do) -we’ll take loads of photos as a thank you!! In the meantime we’re moving from the Rectory next month up to our retirement home in Carterton. When the pandemic is past and we’re allowed to meet again we’ll try to arrange a get together.

With our love and prayers for you all,
Julie and David xx

Youth and Families weekly video for families – 2nd June

Today we have a story about the early Church – The Holy Spirit fills Jesus’ friends the Disciples so they can go and tell the whole World about Jesus and Gods love for everyone.

Your gifts to church

Thank you very much to all who are making regular monthly gifts at this difficult time, including the many who give directly by bank transfer each month.

If you usually make your gift when you come to church please help if you can. The best way may be by sending a cheque, either for a one off gift, or a monthly sum to the church office.

Cheques should be made out to Parish of Finchampstead and California.

If you have any questions about giving please get in touch. Many thanks again. Robert Alder. Planned Giving.

Youth and Families weekly video for families – 26th May

Hi Everyone

This weeks video is about Breakfast on the Beach – I hope the children enjoy it.

All the best
Kate & Sam
Youth & Families

Youth and Families weekly video for families – 19th May

This week’s story is about God’s house. We realise our young people may be a little old for this, but please do share it with anyone you think might like it.

All the best
Kate & Sam
Youth & Families

Youth and Families weekly video for families – 12th May

This week’s video is all about a special party – a banquet!
We hope you enjoy it.

Please remember that if you need any help or support, you can contact us on – if you leave your phone number we will contact you.

We look forward to being able to see you all again soon!
Kate & Sam

Youth and Families weekly video for families – 5th May

This week we are thinking about help and reassurance. Watch a story about Daniel and the Lions Den. Sing a fun song about a Rainbow and learn how to make your own Shadow Show!