Lent Lecture 2019 – “Mary Magdalene”

If you were unable to attend our third Lent Lecture of 2019, “Mary Magdalene” delivered by Bishop Humphrey Southern, Principal of Ripon College, Cuddesdon, a video recording of the lecture is now available on our YouTube channel…

Lent Lecture 2019 – “John, the beloved disciple”

If you were unable to attend our second Lent Lecture of 2019, “John, the beloved disciple” delivered by Revd Julian McAllen, a video recording of the lecture is now available on our YouTube channel…

Lent Lecture 2019 – “Women With No Name”

If you were unable to attend our first Lent Lecture of 2019, “Women With No Name” delivered by The Very Revd Prof Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church, a video recording of the lecture is now available on our YouTube channel…

Fairtrade Fortnight thanks

Thank you to all who supported Fairtrade Fortnight.

Sales & Orders were £302.   £25 was donated to Traidcraft Exchange, supporting the producers & growers to develop their businesses.

Musical Supper thanks

Thank you to all who supported the St. David’s Day Musical Supper – and especially to all our choristers who entertained us so beautifully.

With lots of lovely comments about how enjoyable the evening was, all the hard work was well worth the effort as we raised £1,000 for church funds.

Parish inclusivity policy

‘To give the best possible welcome to all-comers’   Vision Statement – Parish of Finchampstead & California

A recent letter from a number of ‘concerned Anglicans’ to the four bishops of the Diocese on the issue of human sexuality could be interpreted as having been sent with the approval of the parish of Finchampstead and California.  We, the Rector and Church Wardens of the parish, would like to point out that this is not the case.

In line with our vision statement, quoted above, we would like to reaffirm our support for the tone and pastoral sensitivity of our Bishops’ ‘Ad Clerum – Clothed in Love’ last October.

We believe that as a diverse parish, embracing and seeking to hold together people with differing churchmanships and theologies, it is important that we restate our policy of inclusivity, respect and welcome to all-comers.

St James’ Church Cleaning

We would very much welcome some more help in keeping our lovely church clean.

Can you spare an hour every few weeks to help please? If so we would love to hear from you. Please contact Parish Office on 0118 9730133.

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.