Email scam (again)

Several people have recently received emails pretending to come from Canon John which end up asking them to buy gift cards on his behalf. 

None of the Ministry Team or the Parish Office will ever send such emails. Please be alert to any email you receive from any of us that suggests urgent action is needed on personal matters of any kind, including seemingly innocuous enquiries about whether you’re around. In particular check the address from which the email has been sent – if it’s not the one already in your contacts (in John’s case j7r7e7@gmail.com) it’s a fake. Please block the fake account and don’t reply to the email; if you can please also report the identity theft to your ISP.

We’re obviously sorry for the trouble and concern this causes but we only become aware of it after it’s happened and can’t prevent it ourselves.

Contrast Youth Group is back

Contrast Youth Group is back for outdoor fun at 6pm – 7.30pm Term Time Sundays.

We will be having fun with wide games/outdoor cooking/firepits/hunts & hikes etc… We are happy to be able to offer food again so young people can go home fed and full of fresh air!

We hope you can join us £2 per person or a max of £6 per family.

Venue is outside the Manor House, St. James’ Church Centre, Church Lane, Finchampstead RG40 4LU.
Contact Sam/Kate (Youth & Families workers) on youthandfamilies@finchampstead.church

Fledgelings Baby & Toddler group is back

Fledgelings Baby & Toddler group is back for outdoor fun at 2pm Term Time Tuesdays.

Each week we will have different outdoor activities, (Gardening/nature hunts & trails/ride on toys etc.) there will also be a story and song time.

As always there will be some home baking and a drink to enjoy!

All in a Covid Safe environment. Please wrap up for the day’s weather conditions and expect your child may get a little mucky! £2 per family.

Venue is outside the Manor House, St. James’ Church Centre, Church Lane, Finchampstead RG40 4LU.

Contact Sam/Kate (Youth & Families workers) on youthandfamilies@finchampstead.church

Ascension Talk

If you were unable to attend the talk on the Ascension given by Canon John Edwards, a video recording of the lecture is now available on our YouTube channel…

Information pack for APCM – Mon 24th May

The Annual Vestry Meeting and Annual Parochial Church Meeting will take place virtually on Monday 24th May, 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. In addition, anyone on the civil Electoral Roll of the parish is entitled to participate in the Vestry Meeting to elect churchwardens.

To join the Zoom meeting please click on the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82715771403?pwd=TVFVaVRpMXY5VHR0WWpzY0VSSFNiQT09
Meeting ID: 827 1577 1403
Passcode: 093029

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

Anybody wishing to stand for election to the post of Churchwarden, Deanery Synod rep or Parochial Church Council (PCC) member is requested to get the appropriate nomination form below completed by a proposer, seconder and themselves and return it (either hard copy or scanned and emailed) to the PCC Secretary (Carolyn Fox, carolynfox@aol.com) in advance of the meeting.
Note: Deanery Synod reps are automatically elected to the PCC.

Resurrection talk #4

If you were unable to attend the final online talk of the ‘Resurrection’ series given by Canon John Edwards, a video recording of the lecture is now available on our YouTube channel…

Resurrection talk #3

If you were unable to attend the third online talk of the ‘Resurrection’ series given by Canon John Edwards, a video recording of the lecture is now available on our YouTube channel…

Resurrection talk #2

If you were unable to attend the second online talk of the ‘Resurrection’ series given by Canon John Edwards, a video recording of the lecture is now available on our YouTube channel…

Resurrection talk #1

If you were unable to attend the first online talk of the ‘Resurrection’ series given by Canon John Edwards, a video recording of the lecture is now available on our YouTube channel…

Lent Lectures 2021 – ‘Excited by Stained Glass’

If you were unable to attend our sixth (and final) Lent Lecture of 2021, “Excited by Stained Glass” delivered by Canon John Edwards, a video recording of the lecture is now available on our YouTube channel…