This Sunday is Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week, leading us through the last week of Lent to a joyful Easter. This Sunday we will meet at the Market Cross, outside The Queens Head at 10am, to make a Palm Sunday procession to the church building, waving our palms and singing. Give us a smile and a wave if you see us, or come and join in this special service. If you are unable to join the procession, wait for us in church – we will arrive in style to worship with you!
What’s The Story returns during the Easter Holidays on Tuesdays 12th and 19th April with more interactive Bible Storytelling, activities and craft for preschoolers and primary school aged children, with their parents and carers. We meet in the church at 9:30am to get started and we finish by 11am. The session is free and we provide a drink and snack and a hot cuppa for the grownups. Looking forward to it! 🤩
🌸🌸🌸For those planning for the weekend, don’t forget our special Mothering Sunday service is at 10am! It will be an all age service for the littlest among us to the biggest and wisest! Just don’t forget the clocks go forward on Saturday night! There will also be a special Mothering Sunday service on Castledown FM, also at 10am.🌸🌸🌸
📚📚📚The 3rd session of our Lent Course continues on Wednesday evening (23rd March) at 7:30pm at The Rectory, hosted by Rev’d Tim and Dawn, reflecting on the season of Lent with poetry. No prior knowledge needed, and even if you missed the first two, if you’d like to join in, please do! 📚📚📚
This Sunday at 10am, we will be having a special service to mark the 2nd anniversary of the start of the pandemic. There will be an opportunity to light a candle, and we will give thanks for God’s faithfulness to us, and offer God all our prayers and mixed feelings about this troubled time.
Childrens Church will also be running, and we look forward to welcoming everyone. The radio service will also air at 10am, courtesy of our friends at Castledown FM.
🧤🧤🧤Our first churchyard working party of the season is on Friday 18th March at 10.00 am!
2 hours limit for all volunteers. Please wear gardening gloves and bring along wheel barrows and any sacks you can spare because we will be doing a strim and tidy, and be clearing away loose or unfixed vases, containers, and withered or faded grave decorations so our churchyard is looking great as the spring flowers continue to emerge.🙂🧤🧤🧤
St James Church have registered as people available to support Ukrainian refugees through the Sanctuary Foundation. You may also like to register as an individual or browse the website to see different ways to offer help, at this link:
📚📚📚Our Lent Course starts on Wednesday at 7:30pm, hosted by Rev’d Tim and Dawn at the Rectory. This year the sessions will be reflecting on the season of Lent with poetry. Session 1 on 9th March, 5 sessions altogether. All welcome. 📚📚📚
Dear friends, we are all shocked by the events going on in Ukraine right now, and many of us would like to help. The British Red Cross have launched an appeal to accept financial donations which will be used on the ground to alleviate suffering. They have infrastructure in place to undertake the work that is needed. You can read more at the link below, where there are also details of how to give online. If you are not able to donate online but would still like to donate, please place your donation in an envelope clearly marked Ukraine Appeal, through the letterbox of The Rectory, 10 St James Street, Ludgershall, and we will ensure the money is forwarded to the British Red Cross. Thank you.
Cafe Bienvenue is back this Saturday 5th March 8:45-10:30am. Join us for a continental breakfast in our Church Hall as our Women’s Breakfast meet for good food in good company. 😊