Afganistan – a call to prayer

Each day at 4pm we are holding a short time of prayer concerning the ongoing situation in Afganistan. All are welcome to join us, or to come at anytime as our church is open daily, perhaps light a candle at the votive candle stand, and pray. There are some words provided in the chapel to lead you into prayer, for anyone to use. As well as praying for the many facets of the situation, we are also responding to a prayer request from the Church in Afganistan to join them in praying for themselves and for their country.
Lord, have mercy.

Sunday 29th August – 13th Sunday after Trinity

Our In person service will be in the churchyard at 10am, for worship in the great outdoors. As always, come prepared with your foldy chair etc. For those who wish to tune in to the radio service, our friends at Castledown FM will be broadcasting our Songs Of Praise radio service, also at 10am.

This Sunday is our last outdoor in person service as we will move indoors as of next week, Sunday 5th September. Thanks to everyone who has worshipped with us through these hard times – The Lord has sustained us 😊

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

Stepping Stones is reopening!

We are delighted to let you know that thanks to a beautiful new team of volunteers from our community, our drop in and play toddler group, Stepping Stones is going to reopen on Tuesday 7th September. The pandemic has impacted so much, and we are so happy to be able to welcome the children, their parents and carers back into our hall and churchyard to play and grow and support one another. 😊

Sunday 22nd August – 12th Sunday after Trinity

Our In person service will be in the churchyard at 10am, for worship in the great outdoors. As always, come prepared with your foldy chair etc. For those who wish to tune in to the radio service, our friends at Castledown FM will be broadcasting our radio service, also at 10am. The service sheet for the radio service can be found here: https://stjamesludgershall.com/service-sheets/

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

Our in person services continue outdoors during August, and we will move indoors as of Sunday 5th September. 😊

Sunday 15th August – 11th Sunday after Trinity

Our In person service will be in the churchyard at 10am, for worship in the great outdoors. For those who wish to tune in to the radio service, our friends at Castledown FM will be broadcasting our radio service, also at 10am.

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

Our in person services continue outdoors during August, and we will move indoors as of Sunday 5th September. 😊

Friday happenings in August

Two lovely things happening on Friday morning:

  • What’s The Story, Bible storytelling and activities for 0-5s and primary aged children continues in the churchyard at 9:30am – bring a picnic blanket and be ready for action!
  • The Community Cafe is open in the Church Hall 9:30am-11:30am, serving tea and coffee, cake and biscuits. All welcome.

And of course, the church is open for private prayer, as usual, if you want to pop in.

Churchyard Working Party 14th August

🧤🧤🧤Calling all volunteers for our regular Churchyard Working Party, this Saturday, 14th August, at 10am. Maximum of 2 hours working on the upkeep of our churchyard, so we will be all done by noon! Please wear gardening gloves, and bring any tools etc that you think might be useful: loppers, secateurs, wheelbarrows! More the merrier, thank to all in advance! 🧤🧤🧤

Pew Heating Project

Friends, as part of our ongoing commitment to the stewardship of creation and sustainable ministry of our church here in Ludgershall and Faberstown, we are going to install a new pew heating system. This is an electric system which acts a bit like an electric blanket upholstered to our pews, to replace our oil boiler and radiator heating system. There are a number of good reasons that back this decision, which you can read about more on our website here, https://stjamesludgershall.com/eco-church/ but they include significantly reduced running costs/fuel bills, reduced use of fossil fuels and a warmer congregation.

The cost of the new system is £12,052, which we are now seeking to raise. We are applying for grants, but also welcome any donations towards this project from members of our local community. As a church we want to take active steps to reducing our carbon footprint at the same time as protecting the future ministry of the church by reducing costs. To donate online to this project, click this link: https://pay.collctiv.com/pew-heating-project-38888. Thank you!

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Sunday 8th August – 10th Sunday after Trinity

Our In person service will be in the churchyard at 10am, for worship in the great outdoors. For those who wish to tune in to the radio service, our friends at Castledown FM will be broadcasting our radio service, also at 10am. The service sheet is available on our website: https://stjamesludgershall.com/service-sheets/

Please give generously to help with the running costs of ministry here – for those who wonder, this is primarily our clergy salary. Thank you. https://pay.collctiv.com/church-ministry-56501

Our in person services continue outdoors during August, and we will move indoors as of the beginning of September. 😊