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Mission through the years

Mission, witness and outreach

The giving of charity has been one of the most important social functions of the church since before the advent of the Welfare State. Beyond the needs of the parish itself, St James’s contributed generously to the work of the church by the Home and Foreign Missions and other charities. Much has happened since 1863 and the links below lead to pages describing the historical records of the various types of witness, mission and outreach that St James's has undertaken.

Witness, mission and outreach Mission

Until 2016 November
Witness, mission and outreach through the years

The picture on the right shows some people our mission reaches.

From 2016 November
2016 November As soon as Revd Winterburn started his incumbency he updated the weekly pew sheet, using colour, pictures and extra information. Also, every Saturday he would send all congregation members a weekly email with greetings and any relevant information. He used both these methods of communication to keep more in touch with people.
Charities and links Holy Cross School

Until 2016 November
Charities and links through the years

The picture on the right shows the link with the Holy Cross School.

From 2016 November
Some charities and links news items are recorded on the page Charities and links news.
The parish magazine Old magazine

Until 2016 November
The parish magazine through the years

The picture on the right shows the first parish magazine in 1884.

From 2016 November
2017 February 
There were a few changes to the layout of The Spire to incorporate several ideas from Derek, and Nick took the opportunity to refresh the layout. See the 2017 February Spire.
Our church in the community High Street in 1905

Until 2016 November
Our church in the community through the years

The picture on the right shows the High Street in 1905.

From 2016 November
2016 December 
Derek continued the tradition of taking services in the local schools and care homes. A new venture was a carol service at Laurel Dene with members of the congregation and the Hampton Hill Junior School choir supporting the carol singing.

Pilgrimages through the years
St James's Church Schools through the years