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, don’t forget your folding chair or picnic blanket! Children’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!
🥾🥾🥾Making weekend plans? We are going for a walk this Rogation Sunday, 9th May, leaving the church gate on Sunday morning at 11:30am, to walk through our local woods and farmland, and take in the bluebells. Join us if you can, and don’t forget to wear sturdy footwear! 🥾🥾🥾
Great news! The refurbishment of our clock face has been finished in the workshop, so the team of Smiths of Derby will be reinstating it next week! We hope it will be back in place on 12th May! We are now really looking forward to seeing it back in fabulous condition!
Artist Sophie Hacker has finished the work of etching, painting and layering up the layers of glass that make up the beautiful window she has created for our very own Brydges Chapel at St James Church here in Ludgershall. These pictures show our Churchwarden, Julie Walker, visiting Sophie in Holywell to see this wonderful progress. The window is being viewed from above against a light box to give a feeling of what it will look like against the sunlight when installed. Julie tells us that it is even more beautiful and astonishing when seen in person. The next step is for the glass to be leaded, to bring the three panels together ready for installation!
So far, of the £22,000 total we will need to pay for this exciting stained glass installation, we have raised a brilliant £11,937. We would like to involve as many people in our local community and beyond in this project as we can, and so if you would like to contribute, it doesn’t matter how small or big a donation you make, you will have helped bring this project to completion. The window will be something that is there for generations to see and visit and enjoy.
A reminder that our Lent Group does not start tomorrow (when our quiz is running) but will start next Thursday evening 4th March, at 7:30pm. The title of the sessions is Music in Worship, and no prior knowledge is needed, just come ready to share thoughts and ideas as part of the discussion led by Rev’d Tim and Rev’d Jimmy. All welcome.
For anyone with interest in music in worship, all are welcome to join in our Lent Group each Thursday in Lent, commencing on Zoom on Thursday 25th February at 7:30pm each week for 5 weeks. No prior knowledge needed! Just click the link to join us on the night.
🥾🥾🥾Church Walk Cancelled🥾🥾🥾 Just a note to say unfortunately we can’t do our usual monthly church walk this Saturday due the the current government restrictions, but we are looking forward to starting these walks back up again as soon as we can. Sorry, and thanks!
We have started to compile our photos of weddings that have taken place in St James. They will be on display along with the records of Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals as soon as we are able to open our Church fully.
If you have a photo of your wedding at St James, or maybe one of your relatives, perhaps you would consider letting me take a copy of your photo, or perhaps you could email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01264 791487.
In March 2020, we raised our Union flag as a symbol of the church’s continued presence and love for our community during the difficulties of the pandemic, and it has flown from our church tower ever since. Recently, we noticed it had become worn and weathered, and a parishioner came forward to pay for its replacement. Whilst we are all feeling tired, Jesus is always renewing us as part of His kingdom, so we felt it was important that our flag also be renewed, as part of our continued commitment to love and care here in Ludgershall and Faberstown, as a reflection of the love God has for us all. Thank you to Revd Errol for blessing the new flag at our service yesterday.