Rather excitingly, our regular Women’s Breakfast will be happening over the weekend of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations, so it will be extra festive and fun! Come along for breakfast on Saturday 4th June, for all the usual chat with a bit of extra 1950’s vibe thrown in! Looking forward to it!
Exciting times ahead! On Sunday 1st May we will be holding our Annual Parochial Church Meeting, which is a time to report back to our church family about what we have done in the last year, and to elect our church wardens and PCC members for the year ahead. In preparation, we have collated a set of reports from various areas of church life for you to read ahead of the meeting. Please click the link to read the reports as a pdf.
The APCM will bookend the Sunday Service, with the election of churchwardens directly before worship commences and then the remainder of the meeting will happen following coffee in the Hall after our service. It is wonderful when we have as many members of our church community together for this meeting, so please come if you can.
Our regular churchyard working party morning is coming up – see below for details. As always the more, the merrier. Thanks, everyone!
We are very excited to host an evening of live popular music by Nokando at St James Church on Wednesday 4th May, 7:30-9:30pm! Tickets are £7:50 (front few rows) and £5, and are available from Stringbrokers Music in Andover on 01264 339898.
All money raised is in aid of church ministry, courtesy of the band. Thank you!
Urgent plea! Do you have a Magnolia in your garden? Would you be willing to give it a prune and donate the cuttings to our Flower Team? If so please call 01264 790780 to arrange a suitable time for the team to take and collect the cuttings.
The reason for this plea is that our brilliant Flower Team are joining the team at Salisbury Cathedral at the end of April to make beautiful festive floral swags for display in the Cathedral itself. It’s an exciting project, but Magnolia was to be a central component and they haven’t nearly enough arranged for the display yet! Any help gratefully received! Thank you!
This Sunday at 10am, we will be having a special service to mark the 2nd anniversary of the start of the pandemic. There will be an opportunity to light a candle, and we will give thanks for God’s faithfulness to us, and offer God all our prayers and mixed feelings about this troubled time.
Childrens Church will also be running, and we look forward to welcoming everyone. The radio service will also air at 10am, courtesy of our friends at Castledown FM.
🧤🧤🧤Our first churchyard working party of the season is on Friday 18th March at 10.00 am!
2 hours limit for all volunteers. Please wear gardening gloves and bring along wheel barrows and any sacks you can spare because we will be doing a strim and tidy, and be clearing away loose or unfixed vases, containers, and withered or faded grave decorations so our churchyard is looking great as the spring flowers continue to emerge.🙂🧤🧤🧤
St James Church have registered as people available to support Ukrainian refugees through the Sanctuary Foundation. You may also like to register as an individual or browse the website to see different ways to offer help, at this link:
📚📚📚Our Lent Course starts on Wednesday at 7:30pm, hosted by Rev’d Tim and Dawn at the Rectory. This year the sessions will be reflecting on the season of Lent with poetry. Session 1 on 9th March, 5 sessions altogether. All welcome. 📚📚📚
Cafe Bienvenue is back this Saturday 5th March 8:45-10:30am. Join us for a continental breakfast in our Church Hall as our Women’s Breakfast meet for good food in good company. 😊