Revd Tim has laid down the gauntlet! Race The Rector is on! Here is Tim’s challenge as part of Ride & Stride on Saturday 14th September:
Would you like one of these certificates in your downstairs loo? Take part in #racetherector2019 and race against my KOM on any of these four segments on #strava by 5pm on Saturday 14th September and you could get one of these framed certificates for a suggested donation to my churches of £10-15.
There will also be tea, real coffee and homemade cake and there might even be some beers in the church halls of #holytrinitytidworth and #stjamesludgershall from 2pm to 5pm, again for a donation.
I’ll be riding from St James Ludgershall, leaving just after 2pm, and riding to Holy Trinity Tidworth by 5pm via Hungerford, Ramsbury, Marlborough and Pewsey. You’re very welcome to join me (at your own risk and it’s not a race… but we might see who gets there first!) @ Wiltshire
Ride & Stride 2019 is on Saturday 14th September, a day when churches are open for visitors and we are encouraged to ride our bikes or walk to visit them. St James Ludgershall and Holy Trinity Tidworth are participating and will be open for cakes and refreshments between 2 and 4pm. Our striders will be heading for Upper Chute, leaving the church gate at 1:30pm, with a lift available back again so we don’t miss the cakes! Riders are many and various, some heading to Upper Chute, some to Holy Trinity, and other more ambitious riders time trialling in #racetherector – more details on routes for that to come so watch this space! 🤩🚴🏼♂️🚵🏼♂️🚵♀️🚴♀️🚶🏼♂️🚶♀️🏃🏼♂️ You might like to sponsor our participants using the form at the door of church, or make a donation. Thank you. And whether you ride, stride or neither, come and eat cake!
We are very excited to invite everyone to our St James’ Day Fun Day 10am-3pm Sunday 28th July at the church. Our service will start at 10am but if you can’t make it to the service, please still come to join us afterwards from 11am onwards for BBQ, live music, ice creams and games. There might even be sheep to pet! All welcome!
A team from Holy Trinity, Tidworth and St James, Ludgershall have formed a Thrive Learning Community alongside other Benefices and Parishes in the Ramsbury Area. We met in the middle of June for two very long and full days that were focused on our journey so far, who were are and where we have come from. We began the course by using post-it notes and string to construct a bayeux-tapestry-style story of the small villages of North and South Tidworth being subjected to a serious of invasions by the British Army, first in 1914 and then again and again over the decades with the largest invading force coming to Tidworth this summer as the Army ramps up its re-basing program.
From the very start we knew that we were going to have fun on this course but we were all surprised by the boldness of our vision after only two days of reflecting on where we had come from and wondering where God might lead us next. To say that our vision for 2022 is ambitious would be an understatement of epic proportions but there was something about the way that the course was run that freed us to dream dreams boldly and with a real sense of hope, even if the timescale might be unrealistic. It was a brilliant couple of days and we all came away from the course exhausted but encouraged, and looking forward to our next meeting at the end of November when we’ll be considering Leadership!
We hope you can join us at our Holy Week and Easter services. All welcome!
Our Easter card artwork was produced by Sue Williams. Thank you, Sue.
Revd Tim Laundon’s ministry here will formally start at his Installation Service, held at St James at 7pm on Tuesday 22nd January 2019. We can’t wait to welcome him! We are very excited! Come and join us if you can.
Join us during the Advent and Christmas for services and events of all sorts : there are carols aplenty – traditional, with bells, with curry, and even down the pubs! Loud and jolly, or quiet and contemplative, you are warmly invited to celebrate the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ, at St James.