Our Christmas Card is now making its way to homes in the parish, delivered by our lovely volunteers. It is a little token of the warmth of welcome there is for you here at St James, and at our sister church, Holy Trinity in Tidworth. On it are details of all our Christmas services – see photos below. Please do come! We look forward to seeing you.
Join us during the Advent and Christmas for services and events of all sorts : there are carols aplenty – traditional, with bells, with curry, and even down the pubs! Loud and jolly, or quiet and contemplative, you are warmly invited to celebrate the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ, at St James.
Remembrance Sunday is always a very special day for our community here in Ludgershall and Faberstown, and this year was extra special, with the families of the Fallen from the Great War from this place helping us to dedicate and open the new Centenary Garden, following our service and Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial. Wonderful pictures of a moving day. Lest we forget.
Harvest Festival is just around the corner!
Saturday 29th September – Join the walking group for a glorious autumnal ramble, leaving the church gate at 10am, plus leave any food or produce for decorating the church at St James. Volunteers welcome for that too.
Saturday evening, come along to the Harvest Supper in the Church Hall at 7pm. Tickets available from Mike Dunning or message this page – no charge for tickets, donations welcomed on the night.
Sunday 30th September, our Word, Worship and Song Service at 10am will be an all age celebration of the Harvest. Hope you can come.
Come along to celebrate the Harvest! Our Harvest Thanksgiving Service is on Sunday 25th September at 10am. We will be welcoming donations of dried, tinned or fresh food at our service to distribute to those in need. Alternatively you can drop off donations by the church door, or in the porch of the Rectory. We will be having fun dressing the church for our celebrations on Saturday 24th September at 9:30am, if you would like to come and join in making the church beautiful using the produce of the harvest! Looking forward to seeing you this Harvest.
It’s our Patronal Festival on Sunday 24th July 2016, when we celebrate St James. Come along at 10am for a church-style birthday party. There will be games, there will be Gospel, there will be sharing bread and wine.
Monday 30th March, Tuesday 31st March, Wednesday 1st April
7pm-8.30pm Quiet Church. The church will be open for you to come for as short or as long a time as you like. There will be pictures telling the story of Jesus’ last week on earth, and music, so you can sit or wander as you please.
Maundy Thursday 2nd April
7.30pm We remember the Last Supper. If you could bring a small plate of finger food to share, that would be great. There will be an opportunity to have your feet washed – or indeed to wash the feet of others, and Holy Communion will be offered. Afterwards we will strip the church of decoration, as we remember Jesus being arrested.
Good Friday 3rd April
12noon – 1pm An Hour at the Cross. A solemn meditation, with readings, music and silence to recall Jesus being nailed to a cross to die.
4pm-5pm Mayhem on a Rubbish Dump – activities and crafts for children to help you learn and explore the meaning of Easter. Have fun with us, make things and eat pizza and/or hot cross buns.
Holy Saturday 4th April
8pm Easter Vigil, Service of Light, Renewal of Baptism Vows. A service of stories and candlelight as we explore the history of our faith, and what it means for us today. Celebrate the roots of Christianity at the very beginning of Easter!
Easter Day 5th April
10am Easter Holy Communion. Celebration time!
Please note there will be no Evensong on Easter Day (even though the Easter Leaflet says there is – sorry about that)