St James' and St Peter's Churches - Services and Events

Our regular services are set out below - additional services or changes for the week ahead can be found on the


Please note that this page replicates information found at this St James' webpage.

Services

at St James' Church
Every Sunday
  • 08:00 - The Eucharist
  • 10:30 - Parish Eucharist
    (First Sunday of the Month is a Family Service) 

n.b NO 8.00 NEXT SUNDAY

20th October

Weekdays
  • 10:00 Thursday - Eucharist at THE OLD CHURCH (followed by tea/coffee and biscuits)

at St Peter's Church
Every Sunday
  • 09:15 - The Eucharist (Second Sunday of the Month is a Family Service) 


Thursday mornings

THE THURSDAY morning 10.00am Eucharist will be in the Old Church in Mill Lane after Easter until the end of British Summer Time.

We have coffee and biscuits after the service so do please come along and join us.


NEXT FAMILY SERVICES 


at St. James' 

3rd November

ALL SAINTS SUNDAY

at which we will commission our new Families and Young Peoples Worker, Claire Grimes


Last Sunday

Last Sunday the Vicar preached about Cardinal Newman and his conversion from the Church of England to the Roman Catholic Church and how he felt that was where God was calling him to be. It was a great sacrifice for him, he lost his job (he was Vicar of St. Mary's, Oxford, the University Church and Fellow of two Colleges, Oriel and Trinity) and many of his friends turned their backs on him. He wrote some lovely hymns, Praise to the holiest in the height and Firmly I believe and truly. But perhaps the hymn that best explains his spiritual journey from C of E to Rome is the lovely evening hymn Lead kindly light, one we don't sing so much now we no longer have Evensong, sadly! Here are the lovely words for you to ponder.


Lead, Kindly Light, amidst th'encircling gloom,

Lead Thou me on!

The night is dark, and I am far from home,

Lead Thou me on!

Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see

The distant scene; one step enough for me.


I was not ever thus, nor prayed that Thou

Shouldst lead me on;

I loved to choose and see my path; but now

Lead Thou me on!

I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,

Pride ruled my will. Remember not past years!


So long Thy power hath blest me, sure it still

Will lead me on.

O'er moor and fen, o'er crag and torrent, till

The night is gone,

And with the morn those angel faces smile,

Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile!


Church Choir Concert

Pilgrim Course