Day of Prayer at St James’s Church Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ. Here at St James’s we will be holding a morning of prayer on Saturday 19 May from 9am1pm. Come for Morning Prayer at 9am, a short Holy Communion at 12.45pm, or at any time in between when there will be short reflections/meditations on the hours of 10, 11 and 12 There will be a service at St Paul’s on Saturday 19 May (details in the May Spire magazine).

Summer Fair St James’s is part of this year’s Hampton Hill Summer Fair on Saturday 16 June. The final clue in the Spot Hilly the Dog competition brings children to the church where we will have our own dog to welcome them. Keeping with the dog theme, at 3pm we will be showing the hit film The Secret Life of Pets and during the interval we will draw the lucky winner of a great cuddly prize. There will be a treat for all the entrants too!

St James’s Day Weekend We have billed the Saturday as Open to View. Visitors will be able to enjoy an organ recital, a flower display, plus a chance to climb the spire, have a go at bell-ringing, and get a tour of the church. At 4pm we will be showing the film Swallows and Amazons (U). Free entry, no booking is necessary. Our patron, the Revd Ben Lovell, Vicar of St Mary’s, Hampton, will preach at Sunday’s 11am service. It will be followed by a treasure hunt, a barbecue lunch with Pimm’s, face-painting, and an assault course!


Tombola Prizes This year’s St James’s Day is a double celebration, with a community day on Saturday 30 June and the church service and barbecue on Sunday 1 July. We plan to have a tombola on the Saturday in aid of our charities. Would you donate a bottle of something - it could be alcohol, soft drinks, shampoo, etc., for prizes. Please leave items in the baptistry on the right-hand side (Foodbank items on left ).

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?


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