Use of our Church Building Update

Friends, last night our PCC met to discuss the latest Government and Church of England Covid 19 guidance and make a decision about what to do next with regard our in person services. After prayerful contributions from all representatives, the PCC decided that for the duration of August, our in person services will remain outdoors in the churchyard, but from the beginning of September, our in person services will be indoors, returning to our church building. Our first indoor church service will be on Sunday 5th September, and will be a Service of the Word. We so look forward to welcoming you through these doors in September!

Please continue to pray for dry weather for our August services. Please also pray for our Rector, church wardens and PCC members, on whom the responsibility to make these difficult decisions throughout the pandemic has weighed, and continues to weigh, heavily. Thank you.

Happy St James’ Day!

Thanks be to God for this wonderful day! Happy St James’ Day, everyone. A slight sprinkling of rain but we carried on worshipping nonetheless! We were privileged to be led in our service by Bishop Andrew, Bishop of Ramsbury, and Rev’d Tim, and joined by Rev’d Claire Maxim, the previous incumbent who instigated the window project, as well as the artist, Sophie Hacker sophieartstory. It was a great celebration of our new stained glass window, now duly blessed by the Bishop. We enjoyed a hog roast and lots of delicious food, and thanks also go to those who played and sang at the open mic. The clouds and rain sprinkling couldn’t dampen our joy at God’s faithfulness to us! Thanks to everyone who contributed and came to our service. It was great to see you and enjoy your company as we marked this important day.

Sunday 25th July – a celebration of St James’ Day

A reminder that this Sunday we are having our special celebration of St James’ Day with a service at 10am in the churchyard led by Bishop Andrew, Bishop of Ramsbury and Rev’d Tim. The service will also include the joyful thanksgiving for, and blessing of, our amazing new stained glass window. It’s going to be a very special day, so our sister church, Holy Trinity, will be worshipping with us and no in person service will happen at Holy Trinity, because we will all be together at St James!

We will be outdoors, so come prepared, folding chairs and picnic blankets welcome! After the service there will be a hog roast lunch, and an open mic, so if you wish to bring along a song, please do. We look forward to fellowship together.

For those who wish to tune in to the radio service, our friends at Castledown FM will be broadcasting our Songs of Praise service, also at 10am.

Please give generously to help with the running costs of ministry in Ludgershall and Tidworth. Thank you. https://pay.collctiv.com/church-ministry-56501

Sunday 18th July, 7th Sunday after Trinity

Our services will be at 10am, in person in the churchyard and and on the radio with our friends at Castledown FM on 104.7FM.
If you are coming to the churchyard, don’t forget your folding chair or picnic blanket! Children’s Church continues throughout the summer – we will gather as a whole congregation before going off to our separate worship activities. Looking forward to seeing you!

If you would like to support our ministry financially with an offering, please do so online here: https://stjamesludgershall.com/donations/ Thank you

St James’ Day Sunday 25th July 2021

On Sunday 25th July, our morning service at 10am will be led by Bishop Andrew, Bishop of Ramsbury and our own Rev’d Tim, and will not only celebrate St James’ Day but will also include the blessing of ‘The Revealing Glory and Renewing Hope’ stained glass window. After the service there will be refreshments and a time of fellowship together, to enjoy food and good company, all set in our beautiful churchyard. We hope you can join us in celebrating St James’ Day in this special way.

We will also have an open mic during the refreshments, when members of our wider community will share a song or two, singing or playing a musical instrument. If you have a song you would like to share as part of our festivities, please do bring it along. We have a mic and a speaker capable of taking a pickup, if you wish to use them. 😊🎶

Sunday 11th July, 6th Sunday after Trinity

Our services will be at 10am, in person in the churchyard and and on the radio with our friends at Castledown FM on 104.7FM.
If you are coming to the churchyard, don’t forget your folding chair or picnic blanket! Children’s Church continues throughout the summer – we will gather as a whole congregation before going off to our separate worship activities. Looking forward to seeing you!

If you would like to support our ministry financially with an offering, please do so online here: https://stjamesludgershall.com/donations/ Thank you

WHATS THE STORY SUMMER 2021

What’s The Story is our Bible Storytelling and activity session for toddlers, preschoolers and primary school children, along with their parents or carers. We will be running this session on FRIDAYS during the summer holidays, commencing on Friday 30th July, 9:30 – 10:30am in the churchyard at St James. If the weather is inclement we may use the church building as we have in the past, but the plan this summer is to focus on picnicking with Jesus, stories of when he ate food with his friends, so we will be outside on our picnic blankets!
😍A note to our regulars: the change of day for these sessions is in response to other childrens groups starting up in Ludgershall on Thursdays, so we want to continue to offer something on a different day, and we hope you will still be able to come! 😍

Sunday 4th July, 5th Sunday after Trinity

Our services will be at 10am, in person in the churchyard and and on the radio with our friends at Castledown FM on 104.7FM.
If you are coming to the churchyard, don’t forget your folding chair or picnic blanket, plus a brolly or raincoat as the weather is looking dodgy so come prepared! Children’s Church will be running at our churchyard service – we will gather as a whole congregation before going off to our separate worship activities. We look forward to welcoming however you choose to join our worship.

If you would like to support our ministry financially with an offering, please do so online here: https://stjamesludgershall.com/donations/ Thank you