"We are a family of faith and hope, linked by mutual concern with a desire to serve. We are regularly praying for the people of Hampton Hill and beyond and are here to help."
Wearing masks in church is now optional, though they are still recommended in indoor spaces where you come into contact with people you don’t normally meet. Please read this information to see what is happening in our church.
Giving to our church
Thank you to everyone who continues to support the church through donations. The collection plate is not being passed round at present, but can be found at the back of the church. We accept cash or card payments.
Week beginning Sunday 30 January
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple
8.00 Holy Communion (said)
9.30 Parish Communion
11.15 Together All-age Service (A shorter service with families in mind)
Monday - Friday 9am Morning Prayer (not Thursday)
Thursday 9.30am Holy Communion
Each day receive a reminder to pray and read the Bible with a link to a short audio reflection.
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This week's nugget: at the beginning of the year it is good to take stock. Here is a link to our lifestyle survey - here. Thanks to all the people who completed it last week, but please complete this if you haven't done it yet.
Join the Big Garden Birdwatch next weekend: Fri 28-Sun 30 Jan. Take an hour to note down all the birds that land in your garden, your balcony, in the churchyard or in a park. Download your guide here
Bike Shelter Appeal The PCC has seen the need to upgrade our bike parking facilities that are really antique, which it hopes will encourage more cycling to church. It agreed to put in half the cost, if there were donations that matched (that's £700 out of £1400). If you would like to make a donation you can use the blue envelopes in church (marked Bike Shelter) or give online here.
Weekly Pew Sheet
In church for the Sunday services, with the service readings, hymns and prayers and also useful information, contacts, forthcoming events, etc.
Sent directly by email with useful information including the Sunday services, contacts, forthcoming events, etc.
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DROP-IN ON THE FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH
Tuesday 1 February at 10.30am
New Beginnings This could be learning a new skill, such as painting or knitting, of starting a collection. Come to be inspired by others.
We hope to be running the free NHS Walk-in Hearing Aid Clinic for servicing. No booking is required.
The social group runs from 10:30am-12:30pm for coffee, cake and a chat.
Country walk / pub lunch
Saturday 5 February 10am start
Country walk / pub lunch around Pyrford, near Wisley, The walk is 3 1/2 miles with negligible gradient.
Please tell Derek if you are interested and we will work out lifts and meal etc. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Good Guys
Monday 7 February at 7pm
Thursdays before Lent
8pm on 13 Jan, 27 Jan, 10 Feb, 24 Feb
Meet on Zoom to read the Bible, discuss and pray together.
Our Life Group is returning. This is a great opportunity to think more deeply about the Bible.
If you would like to know more about the group, or join it, please speak to a member of the clergy.
Here are some ways to grow your faith in 2022
1. Read the Bible for 20 minutes every day
2. Attend church every Sunday
3. Set aside 15 minutes a day for prayer
4. Begin volunteering at church
5. Give regular donations to our church
SOCIAL EVENTS TEAM
The Social Events Team are planning monthly events
(including a walk and pub lunch)
Future dates include:
◼ Platinum Jubilee Celebration
◼ St James’s Day
◼ Stay for Lunch Sundays
◼ Getting to Know You Night
Would you like to join the team to help at any of these? Please speak to Derek.
VOLUNTEERING AT ST JAMES’S
It takes a team of volunteers to make services happen, as well as all the other activities during the week. Volunteering is an essential part of living in a Christian community - it can also be great fun! Will you play your part? It doesn’t matter how much time you can offer, there are jobs to suit everyone.
Talk to a member of the clergy or Nick without commitment.
"Our website, a treasury of facts and photos, introduces you to our church family. For over 150 years the people of St James's have served the local community, marked the key moments in people’s lives, and learned together how to follow Jesus. We hope you find the information you are looking for here." Revd Derek Winterburn
If you would like to make a gift online then we have a special weblink for donations: Click here to give securely. Book the church and/or hall
for your activity
Make it easier to give regularly to St James's - by direct debit, within the Parish Giving Scheme. Ask Carol Bailey for details.
The Parish Office is open 020 8941 6003
Monday, Tuesday and Friday 9.30-12.30
Tuesday and Thursday 12.30-3.30
Please call, email or ring Derek Winterburn at the Vicarage (020 8241 5904) for pastoral matters. However he does not work on Wednesdays.
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