Compline for Lent During Lent there will be Compline (night prayer) every Sunday at 20.00.

Hot Cross Buns Churches Together Around Hampton is once again organising the distribution of Hot Cross Buns at Hampton and Fulwell train stations this Tuesday 27 March. Organisers need help to pack buns (in our church hall on Monday, 3.30-5pm) and hand them out from 6.20am on Tuesday. Email

The Passion Richmond Head to Richmond Riverside at 12pm on Good Friday 30 March for a free outdoor performance of the Passion.

Easter 2018 at St James's
Palm Sunday 25 March 0800. Holy Communion
Palm Sunday 25 March 0930. Procession, followed by Holy Communion, including dramatised Passion and Shell Seekers
Palm Sunday 25 March 2000. Compline
Maundy Thursday 29 March 2000. Holy Communion including the washing of feet, followed by the Watch
Good Friday 30 March 0930. An All Age Service including craft and the making of the Easter Garden
Good Friday 30 March 1100. A open air service near Cafe Bonjourno. Many of the events of the first Good Friday were open air and public. As an addition to our customary 09.0 and 1400 services, this year we are celebrating with the United Reformed Church in offering the community a short service, a mixture of prayers and readings, lasting about 20 minutes. 
Good Friday 30 March 1400. An Hour at the Cross - Liturgy of Good Friday
Easter Day 1 April (no 0800 today) 0600. The Easter Liturgy, followed by breakfast
Easter Day 1 April 0930. Parish Communion including a craft workshop and an Easter Egg hunt

Traidcraft Stall The next stall will be on Sunday 8 April, later than usual because of Easter.

Life Groups Our Life Groups will be following a course reflecting on the centrality of Easter - how it gives shape and colour to and how a church can be shaped around it. Created by Bishop John Pritchard, it includes contributions from Bishop Libby Lane and others. Please sign up for the course on the sheets at the back of church. The course booklet will be £4.00. The course is five sessions, every other week. The Thursday evening group starts on 19 April, and the Tuesday group on 24 April.


Shell Seekers’ Cake Sale Thank you to everyone who supported the Shell Seekers’ cake sale last Sunday by either baking or buying. The sale raised £55.60, to go to our Lent Appeal.

Easter Postcards We have produced a post card to promote our Easter services. Would you help distribute some? Collect some from the back of church. Please use a pen to cross out Stainer’s Crucifixion.

Lent Appeal Our Lent Appeal is this year supporting Welcare and David and Shelley Stokes in Argentina. Donations can be made in the Blue Gift Aid envelopes (please write Lent Appeal on the front).

Electoral Roll & PCC The Electoral Roll is the closest St James’s gets to a membership list. We’d like it to truly reflect those in church. You also need to be on the list to stand for office. There are forms at the back of church. At April’s annual meeting we need to fill five vacancies on the PCC and elect two wardens. Gwynneth will be standing for a second year, but we need to find someone to share the her work. For more information talk to Derek.

Connections gets puzzling The second Connections meeting on Tuesday was well attended. We could make good use of a jigsaw roll mat to store ongoing puzzles. If you have one you would be willing to donate, please contact Coryn or the Church Office. Connections takes a break for Easter, returning on Tuesday 1 May, 11am-12.30 pm.

Bereavement Café The United Reformed Church is launching a monthly bereavement café with Princess Alice Hospice, but needs help. Contact John Latham on 079 3280 5166 or

School Club After Easter, St James’s will be running an after-school club at Hampton Hill Junior School every Wednesday. If you can help, please contact Karen Roach.

Calling all photographers We would like to put together a group of people willing to take photographs at services and events for use in the Spire magazine, website, pew sheets, social media and other publicity. If you are able to help please contact Nick in the office.

New name for Charity team The Charity and Links Team has a new name and chair. It will now be known as Charity Support and be led by Dennis Wilmot.

Hampton Foodbank Did you know that St James’s supports the Hampton Foodbank at the White House Community Centre? We’d like to make a more meaningful and regular contribution to this valuable service. When doing your weekly shopping, or buying from our Traidcraft stall, why not purchase an extra item and put it in the Foodbank box in the baptistry?

Organ falls silent The final stage of the 16-month organ restoration project has begun - and for the first time it is out of use because the pipes in the Great and Swell manuals have been removed. It will be back for Palm Sunday. Until then, we will use the Clavinova or piano.


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