Join us online on our Facebook page to hear readings and prayers as we retell each other God’s promises of salvation while we await the joy of Easter Day at our video Easter Vigil. The service will last about 50mins. https://www.facebook.com/StJamesLudgershall
Alternatively, there is also an in person Easter Vigil in the churchyard around the Easter fire, also at 8pm. Please dress warmly as the forecast is dry but cold.
Friends, here is a quick reminder of the Holy Week services and events here at St James: All week: our Stations of The Cross in the Churchyard Maundy Thursday: in addition to our published programme, an outdoor Holy Communion service at 10:30am. There will also be online services available from the Cathedral on Thursday throughout the day. Good Friday: a video led Stations of The Cross contemplation will be broadcast on this page at 1pm Holy Saturday: an in person outdoor Easter Vigil and Service of Light in the churchyard around the Easter fire, and also an online broadcast Easter Vigil here on this page, all at 8pm. Easter Sunday: Dawn Service broadcast on this page from Sidbury Hill at 6:30am, followed by an in person churchyard service or Holy Communion and an online service also broadcast by Castledown FM at 10am.
Rev’d Tim and Rev’d Jimmy will also be distributing Communion on your doorstep, if you live in our parish and would like them to do this and are unable to come to our in person Communion on either Thursday or Sunday. If you would like to have your name added to their list, please message us. Thank you.
Join us for worship on this Palm Sunday! We will be online, and on Castledown FM, at 10am. There will also be an outdoor in person service in the churchyard, also at 10am. The churchyard service will begin with a procession around our churchyard, making a joyful sound! Hope you can join us at one of our services, and don’t forget the clocks go forward, or you will miss us and we will miss you! If you wish to make a financial offering to our church ministry, please click here for more infomation:https://stjamesludgershall.com/donations/ The Service sheet for the radio service is available here: https://stjamesludgershall.com/service-sheets/
Join us for worship on this second Sunday in Lent. We will be online on our Facebook page, and on Castledown FM, with Songs of Praise at 10am. There will also be Winter Worship, a short in person service in the churchyard, also at 10am. We look forward to welcoming you.
We will be holding an Ash Wednesday Service in the churchyard complete with ashing at 4pm on Wednesday to mark the beginning of Lent. Please dress warmly and bring a mask with you, as these will be needed briefly during the ashing part of the service itself.
The Stations of the Cross help us to meditate on what it means to walk in Christ’s footsteps by tracing the events of Good Friday, the day of Jesus’ crucifixion and death. We have set up twelve stations in St. James’ churchyard for people to use for personal prayer and meditation during Holy Week on your once daily outdoor exercise. The symbol on each station which looks like a ‘P’ and an ‘X’ is an ancient symbol for Christ, called the Chi Rho. Please observe the required 2 metre distance from others while using the stations, and if you see more than five people in the churchyard on your arrival, please come back to pray at another time. The PDF below includes short prayers and Bible verses to use at each station. We hope you all have a very blessed Holy Week.
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 https://us04web.zoom.us/j/279117796?pwd=RWhzaVNLZEtCRWNqS3c5RC9FTWlUdz09
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
Lent Lunches 2020 – the first of our Lent Lunches is on Friday 6th March, starting at 12noon, serving a soup lunch. First come, first served, we will be in the Church Hall. Come and join us! No charge, but donations welcomed. These will then continue every Friday during Lent, with our last one on Friday 3rd April 2020.