Palm Sunday Morning Service at 10am. We will be live on our Facebook page and broadcast on Castledown FM 104.7, coming together to worship from the comfort of home while we cannot gather physically in our church. All welcome! You can text in with thoughts and prayers on Sunday morning on 01980 22 1047, and because our Gospel reading this week is the story of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, our theme for reflection is about our expectations of God. What does God do with our hopes? Do we ever feel surprised by God? Do we ever feel disappointed by God? Do text in with your thoughts. Service sheets will be available on our website http://www.stjamesludgershall.com/service-sheets/
After our service, coffee time via zoom is available at the link below. You need to click the link, you will be prompted to download zoom, and then if you click the link again you should arrive with us! Don’t forget to bring your coffee with you! All welcome.
Join Zoom Meeting: Coffee Time
A few people have asked if they can help the local efforts financially, so we have set up a fund to receive donations for the ongoing community work in Tidworth and Ludgershall. If that was you, please find the fund details on the poster below. And thank you.
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.
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
Friends! 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!
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.
Did you have your wedding at St James Ludgershall?
As 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. Alternatively, if you could email a photo – that would be good too.
Do get in touch! Contact Sue Williams on 01264 791487 or email email@example.com. Thank you!