This year’s Remembrance Sunday service on Sunday 14th November, will start at 10am at St James, directly followed by the Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial, at about 10:45. The church service will be relayed via speakers to the vicinity of the War Memorial, for those gathered there. There is also a separate radio service at 10am for any marking the day from home, led by Rev’d Tim, and broadcast by our friends Castledown FM.
A little reminder that tomorrow evening, Tuesday 2nd November at 6pm, St James will hold our All Souls Service, at which we remember and entrust to God all those who have died. All are welcome to this quiet and thoughtful time of prayer. If you have lost someone and are unable to attend the service but would like us to light a candle on your behalf, please do let us know.
This Sunday morning, we will be having an All Age Worship Service, starting at our usual time of 10am. All are welcome!
Our Sunday morning service schedule has now returned to our pre-pandemic pattern, so all age worship will take place on the last Sunday of the month, with Holy Communion services on the first and third Sunday of the month, and A Service of The Word on the second and fourth Sunday of the month. Children’s Church runs every Sunday except the last of the month when we worship as a whole church family.
What’s The Story returns on Friday 29th October, for 0-5 year olds, and primary aged children, with their parents or carers. Interactive Bible Storytelling, activities and craft, starting in the church at 9:30am where there is plenty of space to roam around. This is a free session, and usually lasts about an hour. We look forward to welcoming regulars and new folk alike!
Children’s Church were considering Psalm 43 today, in which the Psalmist expressed feelings of anger and disappointment with God, but during his song asks God to help him to keep seeking God and the way ahead! 🧭Whatever our feelings, we can express them to God, who cares deeply for us, even negative feelings. We made compasses as our creative response. Big themes to explore – well done, all!