Hello everyone. 👀 Look at these latest pictures of our stained glass window, being leaded, before installation! Don’t forget Rev’d Tim’s sponsored bike ride raising money for the window project – please give generously! 🚴🏼🚴🏼🚴🏼More info about the bike ride at the link below, or donate directly for the window here: https://pay.collctiv.com/window-fund-18042
What’s The Story returns this Friday, 4th June at 9:30am in the churchyard. This is a Bible storytelling and activity session for preschool and primary school aged children with their parents/carers, which lasts about an hour. Please bring a picnic blanket so you can create a base for your household! We will provide a drink and snack during the session. Happy Halfterm!
Our monthly Church Walks are back! We will leave from the Church gate at 10am on Saturday 29th May. All are welcome to join us – please wear sturdy footwear.
✏️✏️✏️Quizzers! Our regular zoom quiz night is on on Thursday night, meeting from 7pm for a 7:30pm start. All are welcome to join in with a light hearted evening hosted by our quiz master, Errol, at the link below. ✏️✏️✏️
To join this Zoom Meeting click on this link or type in the meeting ID and passcode below:
Meeting ID: 838 6055 9220Passcode: 060709
On the afternoon of Sunday 13th June, our very own Rev’d Tim Laundon will cycle an ambitious circular route to raise money for our Stained Glass Window Project, which is being created by artist Sophie Hacker.
Tim will set off from St James, and take in four other pieces of stunning art produced by Sophie : first, a cross in the chapel of Winchester Hospital, then the Baptism Window at St John The Baptist Church, North Baddesely, the Calling Window at Romsey Abbey, and finally the cross at Sarum College, Salisbury, before making his way back to us at St James Church, Ludgershall, via Holy Trinity, Tidworth. It is a 70mile route.
Ways you can help:
1) Please sponsor Tim either online at this link: https://pay.collctiv.com/tims-sponsored-bike-ride-1971, or by popping your sponsorship, clearly labelled, through the letter box of the Rectory at 10 St James Street. All money raised goes directly to pay for our new beautiful stained glass window.
2) Join us to welcome Tim back to the churchyard for coffee and cake on the afternoon of Sunday 13th June, to celebrate his accomplished ride! More details on this to follow.
3) Tim will stop in at the Wellington Academy lay by on his way back, so some of us, including any younger riders can ride the last victorious 1km, which is on a cycle lane, not on the road. Those wanting to do that can meet there late afternoon – look on our Facebook page for timing details closer to the day.
We are tremendously excited by the progress of the stained glass window. Please support the project and Tim in this cycling-offering to raise awareness and funds to complete the installation! Thank 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!
Join us on Saturday at 10am for our churchyard working party. All you need is a pair of gardening gloves and come ready to pitch in! Thanks, everyone.
Our usual cuppa and catch up is on after our services, at 11am. Looking forward to it!
Topic: Sunday Coffee Time
Time: Apr 25, 2021 11:00 AM London
Meeting ID: 760 2653 1913
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.
To make a donation online, you can do so here: https://pay.collctiv.com/window-fund-18042. Thank you!