Sunday Morning Service 29th March 10am

Sunday 29th March at 10am, our Morning Service will be broadcast on Castledown FM and live on our Facebook page! Please come and join us in worship from the comfort of home, while we are unable to meet physically at our church.
Revd Jimmy and Revd Tim will be asking for contributions by text on the theme of signs of new life and resurrection! Have you noticed signs of new life or resurrection? If so, please text into the radio station on 07543558793 on Sunday morning! Thank you.

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Sunday service 22nd March 10am

Morning Service Sunday 22nd March at 10am! We will not meet at either St James or Holy Trinity Church, but Revd Tim and Revd Jimmy will lead us in joint Benefice worship over fm radio on Castledown Radio 104.7fm and also on our Facebook page where they will be Live. Please join us virtually by listening in or watching on Facebook! You do not need a Facebook account to watch – we are a public page. http://www.castledownfm.com

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Pop by and visit – church is open!

97F00652-9C59-4030-A070-DE122948509C29C5E965-A891-48C6-8EF2-1CBED4253B15Friends! Although our services are cancelled physically in church, our church is open for individuals/household groups to visit. It might help as a little excursion from home. Over the coming weeks you will find a few things there to do. 2 things so far:
1) Please come and leave a message or prayer on our board in the porch. It is a trace you were there, even if we were not there all at the same time!
2) Children! If you live locally but have not received your little Easter book from us via your school by the end of today, pop in and pick one up from the book table at the back of church.

We are encouraged to pop in at church, just not gather, and we do need to practice social distancing so if you arrive and find others please just keep your distance and call across to one another. If it’s too busy, have a walk round the church yard, say hi to the sheep and then pop in again a bit later!

Coronavirus Update

A Coronavirus update: Friends, we will not be holding our services for the foreseeable future, until advised we can meet together as a congregation again. Please see the link below for the statement from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York.

We know this is unwelcome news but please join with us in prayer and in practical help to our local community. If you are able to help with practical tasks like bringing supplies to those self isolating, let us know. Phone friends and neighbours for a chat. Pray hard for all effected, for our NHS, for those who are ill, those who are afraid, for everyone finding this time difficult. We may not be physically together, but we are a strong community and we can act together. Please take good care, from us all here at St James.

https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/news/archbishops-call-church-england-become-radically-different-public-worship

Married at St James?

Did you have your wedding at St James Ludgershall?

F35A1850-B117-4985-8807-C287D297FFE0As part of an ongoing project to digitize our records, the dates of all the weddings in St James are being recorded. Sue Williams, thought that, as a further enhancement, we would try and add wedding photographs – making it a very important part of social history.

If  you, or any of your relatives, were married at St James, and have photos together with names and dates, would you agree to her making a copy to link with the records? She would take great care of your photo and return it to you immediately. Alternativelyif you could email a photo – that would be good too.

Do get in touch!  Contact Sue Williams on 01264 791487 or email suewilliams588@gmail.com. Thank you!

Easter Lilies

472FF8C9-D19E-4AE3-85A6-56087FB83B9AThis year we are having Lilies for Easter to decorate the Church on Easter day.

Would you like to make a donation for a lily in memory of a loved one?

A card will be displayed in Church listing the names both of the donator and the person being remembered.  There will be a book in Church to enable you to give your name and the name for whom the lily is in memory. There is no set charge, just what you would like to give.

We look forward to a wonderful display of lilies to greet a joyful Easter morning!
For further details please contact Sue Williams on 01264 791487 or see her in Church.