Our Community Cafe is open at 10am every Friday morning during August, in the Church Hall, while our friends at the Memorial Hall Coffee Morning have a well-earned break and are therefore closed during the summer holidays. Come down and see us, space to chat and enjoy the hot drinks and refreshments available!
Our bible storytelling and activity session ‘What’s The Story?’ for 0-5year olds plus parents/carers and older siblings will run every Thursday in August 9:30-11am, meeting in the church. Come and join us as we charge around the place, enjoying stories together and sharing a lot of fun. No need to book, just come along. Sessions include a snack and are free of charge. Hope you can come!
You are warmly invited to come along and join us in whiling away a summer afternoon on Saturday 28th July, 12 noon till 4:30ish with a bbq, ice cream or perhaps a glass of Pimms. We will be in the Rectory Garden, so bring a picnic blanket or garden chairs and bag a good spot for listening to live music from the Decibelles & Whistles, or a spot of Donkey Derby antics, or even a garden game or two. We hope you can come!
Next weekend is our Flower Festival! Open throughout the day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, please drop in to see lots of wonderful floral creations! We will also have an evening of music and poems including a performance from The Blue Horizon Handbell Ringers with wine and nibbles on Friday at 7pm, and a Songs Of Praise service at 6pm on Sunday, not to mention Revd Jimmy Holden will preside at his first communion surrounded by flowers at our usual 10am Sunday morning service. Happiness is…seeing you there!
We hope that all those living in Ludgershall & Faberstown received a questionnaire with their Easter card this year. The questionnaire is to help us discern what we want for our future here, so your thoughts and feelings are important! Please do complete and return them by the end of April so your voice is heard, as we look to appoint a new Rector for St James. There are spare copies in the porch at church if you don’t have one. Thanks everyone.
This Easter has seen our What’s The Story? holiday sessions for 0-5 year olds, parents and carers and older siblings having a lot of fun and cramming a lot in! We have searched at the empty tomb for Jesus, run with John and Peter, planted mini Easter gardens to take home, looked at the folded grave clothes and asked the angel where Jesus is now. We have travelled to Emmaus, hopping and jumping along the way, we have met Jesus and heard his wonderful stories, we have made and broken bread and realized that Jesus is Alive! And we have celebrated throughout. We look forward to the next school holidays when the next session will pop up. Thank you to those who came for all that fun! Happy Easter!
We are now in Vacancy here at St James, and we are keenly engaging in the process of appointing a new Rector. We wish Rev’d Claire every blessing in her new ministry at Germinate, a charity for rural ministries. While we await the arrival of our new Rector, we are still fully operational at church, services will be on a usual and we will be here to welcome everyone as normal.
We will keep everyone up to date with progress on the new appointment in due course, but in the meantime, we hope to see you again soon.
Best wishes from us all at St James.