This Sunday, in addition to our 10am, there will also be a 6pm Aldersgate Evening Service, which will be led by Rev’d Peter, our retired Methodist minister who has a Bishop’s License to lead worship at St James. It is a special service celebrating the ministry of Charles and John Wesley, evangelists and leaders of the Methodist denomination. All welcome to join us as we worship together.
Half Night Of Prayer Friday 26th May
A date for the diary: Friday 26th May 8pm-midnight, Half Night of Prayer.
Join us we pray for God’s guidance about our future; as ever, all welcome for as little or as much as you can.
Diocese of Salisbury Holy Trinity Church Tidworth #ThyWillBeDone
Our Annual Parochial Church Meeting 14th May
This Sunday 14th May, we have our annual church meeting, at 6:30pm in the church hall. Our evening service is at 6pm, directly before the meeting. We will vote in our new committee members, our church wardens and deanery representatives and review the year inc our financial accounts. All welcome to this important meeting in our church year. We pray for the Holy Spirit to guide us forward.
Community Magazine May edition
The May Edition of our community magazine is out very soon. If you’d like to subscribe, you can do so at our website: https://stjamesludgershall.com/community-magazine/, or by messaging us your name and address so we can put one through your letterbox. 😊
Directions for the 6am Dawn Service
For all wanting to join us for the 6am Dawn Service up Sidbury Hill, on Easter Sunday, here are directions and a little map:
We will use the CC Tank Track as this leads to a parking area and a gentler walk to the top. Drive down the main CC tank track to the west of Sidbury Hill where you can park. If you use the what3words app, the parking area is location “surprised.lecturing.guards”. Then we will walk up the western side of Sidbury Hill (it’s a much gentler slope this way) to the what3words location “fully.utensil.miracle” for our service.
Important note: where the map below is noted ‘No entry’ there is no actual No Entry sign but please don’t drive up that track, just before the parking area, because this track is deeply rutted and dangerous to drive up in your car.
If you would like to drive in convoy, cars are leaving St James at 5:20am for the 10 minute drive to the parking location.
5:30am park giving time for the 25 minute walk to the top of Sidbury Hill
5:55am aiming to arrive for our Dawn Service on top of Sidbury Hill
We look forward to sharing the joy of Easter morning with all who can come! 🤩
Our Easter Services 2023
Here are details of our Easter Services, both here at St James and at our sister church Holy Trinity Church Tidworth. We hope to worship together with you at one or more of these services this Holy Week and Easter.
Last Lent Lunch Friday 31st March
🍵🍵🍵This Friday is the last of our Lent Lunches, so come along if you can! A simple soup lunch served at 12noon, in the church hall, raising donations for the Andover foodbank. It is also our last warm space Friday, anticipating welcome warmer weather ahead. 🍵🍵🍵
Ladies Breakfast Saturday 1st April
🥐☕️🥐☕️Cafe Bienvenue opens on Saturday 1st April at 8:45am, our ladies breakfast in the Church Hall. Good food in good company. Come along! 🥐☕️🥐☕️
Clocks go forward this weekend, 26th March
This is our Spring public service announcement: clocks go forward this weekend, on Saturday night! If you forget, and realise half way up the church path that the service is finishing rather than starting, please still come in and join us for coffee after the service! You are loved and welcome, even when late!🤩
Men’s Breakfast Saturday 25th March
🥓☕️🥓☕️Our Men’s Breakfast returns this Saturday 25th March, at 8:45am in the Church Hall. A good place for a good breakfast in good company, so come along!☕️🥓☕️🥓
Ps our church walk leaves at 10am from the church gate on the same Saturday morning, so the option is there to walk off your breakfast afterwards! 😊