ConnectionsQuiz Night A very successful evening was held just before Lent started with snacks on arrival, a hot meal, a dessert and wine. A very enjoyable evening was had by all with the quiz proving interesting and absorbing.

Connections Thank you to all those who came along and supported our first Connections the other Tuesday morning. We had a good number who attended and participated in the various activities. The next monthly meeting is on Tuesday 6 March from 1100 - 1230. See photo on right. Read about Connections on the Social life page.


Sign up for our Lent Course At this year’s Lent Course we will be learning together from the course What on earth am I here for? Based on the best-selling book, The Purpose Driven Life, the course runs from 22 February-22 March in the hall. We will share soup at 1930 and begin at 2000. The course covers themes such as worship, living together as God's family, growing in faith, serving and reaching others. We will match our Sunday sermons to the topics in the course. The book has 42 daily readings to take you through Lent. There will also be a daytime group running on Wednesdays at 15.30 from 28 February if that time suits you better. Please sign up in church, indicating which course you will attend and if you would like to buy the book for £9

Women’s World Day of Prayer All God’s Creation is Good! Friday 2 March 1400 St Richard’s, Hanworth. This year’s service comes from the women of Suriname, the smallest independent nation of South America. Their people are descended from African slaves and labourers from India, Indonesia and China, together with those of Portuguese, Jewish and Lebanese descent. The way people live together is unique in global terms. Much of their country is made up of rainforest, and although it is protected the threat to irreplaceable habitat is growing at an alarming rate. Their theme from Genesis 1 is a call to action to protect and care for the environment wherever we live.

Fairtrade Fortnight Sunday 4 March at 1030, our usual Traidcraft stall in the hall.

Connections The next meeting is on Tuesday 6 March from 1100 - 1230.

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

Easter 2018 at St James's
Palm Sunday 25 March 0930. Procession, followed by Holy Communion, inc. dramatised Passion and Shell Seekers
Maundy Thursday 29 March 2000. Holy Communion including washing of feet, followed by the Watch
Good Friday 30 March 0930. An All Age Service including craft and making of Easter Garden
Good Friday 30 March 1100. 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. Liturgy of Good Friday
Easter Day 1 April (no 0800 today) 0600. The Easter Liturgy, followed by breakfast
Easter Day 1 April 0930. Holy Communion including craft workshop and Easter Egg hunt


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.

Claim £130 for St James's To celebrate their 130th anniversary, our insurers have come up with a scheme to reward St James’s every time a policy is taken out with them by a parishioner - they will donate £130 to St James's. To take advantage of this offer visit: or call 0800 783 0130 and quote Trust130.

PCC approves budget The PCC met this week. As well as having an overview of the church’s life, the council accepted the revised budget for 2018 and discussed the Giving in Grace initiatives to encourage planned giving (paying a regular sum to the church). The PCC also agreed to install low surface temperature radiator guards in church and commission essential electrical work.


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Have a look at last year's photo albums:
 Organ restoration | The Shell Seekers and Fairtrade | Spring in the churchyard | All-age services | Visitors from Tanzania | Palm Sunday Easter Sunday | Together at Eleven | Church improvements | St James's Day | Clock restoration | Harvest Festival | Pet Service | The Ark PlaygroupRemembrance Sunday | The Gardening Club | Christingle Service | The Carol Service | Christmas family service

Catch up on Charities and Links news on the page Year by year giving.