Harvest offering for the food bank

๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿฅซ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿซ‘๐Ÿ†Harvest festival is nearly here! As usual we welcome harvest offerings of food which will be gathered in church and then taken to the food bank after the weekend. At harvest, the food bank welcomes all produce, fresh fruit and vegetables as well as the usual longer life items, so we will be delighted to receive a wide range of beautiful offerings. If you want to bring something to offer, you can place it in front of the nave alter anytime from now until Monday. The church is open every day, but with the added bonus of the flower festival displays on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Or bring your offering along to the service on Sunday at 10am. Thank you! ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ†๐Ÿซ‘๐Ÿง…๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿง…๐Ÿฅซ๐Ÿฅ–

Sunday 5th September 2021

We are delighted to let you all know that this Sunday we will be holding our in person service inside our beautiful church building for the first time in more than a year. A specially tailored service has been prepared for this significant day for our congregation and all are welcome! The service will start inside the church at 10am.

Also at 10am, our radio service continues to be brought to you by our friends at Castledown FM for those who prefer. There is a service sheet here for responses and hymns so you can sing along where you are: https://stjamesludgershall.com/service-sheets/

However you choose to join our worship, please consider supporting our church financially with an offering. This can be done online here: https://stjamesludgershall.com/donations/

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 ๐Ÿ˜Š

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

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. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Sunday 1st August – 9th 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 – 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. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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.

Sunday 25th July – a celebration of St Jamesโ€™ Day

A reminder that this Sunday we are having our special celebration of St Jamesโ€™ Day with a service at 10am in the churchyard led by Bishop Andrew, Bishop of Ramsbury and Revโ€™d Tim. The service will also include the joyful thanksgiving for, and blessing of, our amazing new stained glass window. Itโ€™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, donโ€™t forget your folding chair or picnic blanket! Childrenโ€™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