“Living to love God and serve our local communities.”
Welcome to St James’s Church! We are a warm, inclusive and outgoing Christian family of all ages from all parts of the community, which is delighted to welcome new people. Everybody has a place in the worship of our great God and Father; all are welcome at God’s communion table, at the gatherings on Sunday and midweek and at our social meetings and parties. We love children and the noise they make reminds us of their value! There are children’s groups to join and toys and books are available at the back of the church. We would very much like to welcome you for coffee or tea after the services, to help ensure that you are included in our vibrant church and community life and have the opportunity to learn more about our faith.
Psalm 23 for the working man or woman
The Lord is my Mentor, He equips me for the task he has called me to do.
He supplies moments for reflection, in which he can restore the vision of my calling.
He keeps me in touch with the ideas of best practice, So that the quality of my work continues to be a good witness to his Lordship.
Even though I feel utterly overwhelmed with the demands of the job, I need not fear any disaster
If I stick with You even when the going is really tough
You rescue me with the sound advice and strengthening reassurance that I need.
You prepare a deep sense of fulfilment in the Christian dimension of my work, Even though colleagues may seem to despise my faith.
There’s an anointing on my care of clients, and I sense their delight as it overflows as calm in their anxiety.
The Lord’s wisdom and kindness will go on enfolding me right through my career,
Until I rest in the joy of hearing his approval of my life’s work well done.
With thanks to Dr John Caroe, chairman of PRIME, the mission society I work for. Edwin
Our vicar has retired and our church is in what is called a vacancy. We now have the permission from the Bishop to advertise for a new vicar to guide us as we go through a period of change, as we grow in our faith through Bible based teaching and learning how to be more effective in taking the gospel of Jesus Christ into our communities by word and deed. The advertisement is below:
Situated to the west of Bedford on the banks of the River Ouse, these benefices serve both rural and growing urban areas and have good transport links and leisure facilities.
The closing date for applications is Friday 20th May 2016 Interview date: Thursday 9th June 2016
Enhanced DBS Disclosure is required
If you are interested in applying for this vacancy or would like further information, please contact:
The Venerable Paul Hughes, Archdeacon of Bedford, 17 Lansdowne Road, Luton, LU3 1EE Tel: 01582 730722 or email: email@example.com
Meanwhile here is a summary of our vision: