Sunday 24th January 2021

A reminder of the Sunday morning service options we have available:

  • The radio/fb morning service will be broadcast by our friends at Castledown FM at 10am, and you can find a service sheet at this link so you can follow along at home: https://stjamesludgershall.com/service-sheets/
  • The Winter Worship service will take place in our churchyard, also at 10am. It might snow, so wrap up warm for this shortened form Service which will last 10-15mins!

However you choose to join us, we look forward to welcoming you.
If you would like to support the ministry of the church financially, more info can be found on our website at https://stjamesludgershall.com/donations/ – thank you!

Married at St James’?

We have started to compile our photos of weddings that have taken place in St James. They will be on display along with the records of Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals as soon as we are able to open our Church fully.

If you have a photo of your wedding at St James, or maybe one of your relatives, perhaps you would consider letting me take a copy of your photo, or perhaps you could email it to me at suewilliams588@gmail.com or phone 01264 791487.

Thank you 

Sue Williams

A new Union Flag

In March 2020, we raised our Union flag as a symbol of the church’s continued presence and love for our community during the difficulties of the pandemic, and it has flown from our church tower ever since. Recently, we noticed it had become worn and weathered, and a parishioner came forward to pay for its replacement. Whilst we are all feeling tired, Jesus is always renewing us as part of His kingdom, so we felt it was important that our flag also be renewed, as part of our continued commitment to love and care here in Ludgershall and Faberstown, as a reflection of the love God has for us all.
Thank you to Revd Errol for blessing the new flag at our service yesterday.

Assisting with vaccination efforts locally

We only managed to take a couple of photos of the volunteers who have helped out with the coronavirus vaccinations locally over the last two Fridays (because we were just too busy!) but thank you to all of the church and community volunteers and also to the staff of the Castle Practice in Tidworth and Ludgershall (and I think the GP Practice in Amesbury was working with us too).

It’s brilliant that so many local people have been vaccinated already and I know all the volunteers were delighted to be able to help in our own small way by managing the traffic and the parking. Thank you also to the Tidworth Leisure Centre for hosting and for those staff who helped out too.

I also discovered this morning that some cathedrals have been drafted in to help with this national vaccination program. So thank you @salisburycathedral @dioceseofsalisbury and @lichfieldcathedral @lichfielddiocese as well! I don’t know if this is happening right across the country, but it’s great that our diocese is doing it and it’s so good that we’re not the only ones.
As the vision statement for the C of E says we’re trying to be “a Christian presence in every community” and it’s really good to see that we’re not the only ones who believe that helping with the COVID vaccinations, with church volunteers working alongside community volunteers, is part of the Church’s mission!

Revd Tim

Sunday 17th January 2021

Our current Sunday morning service options continue to be on offer this Sunday:

  • The radio/fb morning service will be broadcast by our friends at Castledown FM at 10am, and you can find a service sheet at this link so you can follow along at home: https://stjamesludgershall.com/service-sheets/
  • The Winter Worship service will take place in our churchyard, also at 10am. Wrap up warm for this shortened form Service which will last 10-15mins.

However you choose to join us, we look forward to welcoming you.
If you would like to support the ministry of the church financially, more info can be found on our website at https://stjamesludgershall.com/donations/ – thank you!

Sunday 11th January 2021

Friends, these are difficult times. However, under the latest government restrictions, we are still able to hold in person services, so we will be continuing with our current pattern on Sunday Morning: there will be a radio/fb service broadcast by Castledown FM at 10am, and there will also be a socially distanced outdoor service in the churchyard at 10am, which will be the shortened Winter Worship form we started last week.

We look forward to the opportunity at these services to welcome you and encourage one another. In the meantime, take good care, and keep on praying!