Growing Living Faith 2019 activities and booklet

Bingo and Afternoon Tea thanks

Many thanks to everyone who came and supported the Bingo and Afternoon Tea on 19th January.

It was so nice to see such a mixture of young and not so young folks enjoying the afternoon, and we are delighted to say the afternoon made a profit of £372.20.

Messy Church at Arborfield Community Centre

Messy Church at Arborfield Community Centre starting Tuesday 5th February 2019 (Sheerlands Rd, RG2 9ND) 3:30pm-5:15pm and every 1st Tuesday of the month.

Crafts, songs, Bible stories, & afternoon tea.

Thank you

Thank you…

  • to all who supported Card on the Tree at SJ and One Card at SMSJ for Christian Aid’s Christmas Appeal in aid of work in refugee camps supporting peace. £400 was donated, of which £139 was gift-aided.
  • for all donations at Christingle Services raising £1326.19 for The Children’s Society.
  • for all donations of Christmas treats, toiletries, baby items, and bedding on Gift Sunday for Berkshire Women’s Aid who have written a letter of thanks which can be found on the Mission noticeboard at SJCC.

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

Traidcraft thanks

Many thanks for all your orders for Traidcraft Christmas Cards and products which raised a total of £127.50.

Churchyard Trust Tea thanks

Thanks to everyone who supported the Churchyard Trust Tea on Wed 17th Oct raising £267.

Further donations very welcome

Mothers’ Union thanks

Thanks from Mothers’ Union to all who supported our recent WWI talk, raising £157 for the MU Harvest Appeal.

An excellent afternoon!

Harvest Festival Weekend Thank You

Many thanks for all donations at the Harvest Services to Crowthorne Foodbank, and to all who supported and/or helped at the Harvest Messtival.

Proceeds from ticket sales and the raffle resulted in £150 being raised for the Melanesian Mission and proceeds from ticket sales resulted in £82 being raised for church funds.

Important Announcement about St James Church

On Thursday 11th Oct, an approx. 1 foot long piece of timber frame attached to the wall above the nave in St James’ came detached and fell, causing damage to the framework. As a result, we have had to make the decision to make St James Church out of bounds until further notice.

We do not yet know the cause as this is under investigation by professionals. We will be having this weekend and next week’s services at St James’ in the church hall/back rooms.

Once we know more information we will be able to give a timescale as to how long before we will be able to return to normal.

The safety of our congregation is of the utmost importance to us. We thank you for bearing with us during this time. We will post further updates on our website and social media pages once we have them.

Joanne Myall & Robert Alder
St James Churchwardens