News sheet for 15/1/17

January 15, 2017 10:20 pm Published by


Theme: Epiphany 2 – Jesus Revealed

Readings: Isaiah 49.1-7; [Gospel: John 1.29-42]
Welcome to All Saints and St James
Are you new to the parish? Please sit wherever you would like! All are welcome at God’s Altar – either to receive Communion or to receive a blessing. There are toys and books available for children. We would like you to feel welcomed.

– For the sick, infirm and recovering: Janet Smith, Edna Bebbington, Rose Jessop, Carol and Peter Leverkus (back from Sri Lanka)
– The departed: Rev Eric Lomax’s father
– The anniversaries of departed: Hubert Felce, Sally Dodson

All Saints Diary
15 Jan – 10.30am Family Eucharist, Celebrant: Paul Boulter

St James Diary
15 Jan – 9am Family Eucharist, Celebrant: Paul Boulter
15 Jan- 6pm Evensong

Evening services:

1st Sunday: Holy Eucharist at St. James

2nd Sunday: Evening Prayer at All Saints

3rd Sunday: Evening Prayer at St. James


Table+     next meeting 7.30pm Sun 22 Jan – Please note: change of date. David and Suzette Maguire.


Licensing ceremony for Rev Eric Lomax – Tues 31 Jan, 7.30pm at All Saints. We look forward to welcoming Rev Lomax to All Saints and St James.
—   Numbers: There are lists to sign in both churches to give us some idea of how many people we can expect. It would also help with the catering if you let us know if you are NOT staying after the service. We hope as many people as possible will attend the evening.
—   Parking: As there is limited car parking available and only in the main car park at All Saints the organising committee suggest that people arrive early (not later than 7pm), to allow time to park and where possible arrange to share lifts.
—   Transport: When you sign could you indicate if you are prepared to offer transport or if you need to have a lift.
—   Contacts: For All Saints: Alan Lowe (857212) and for St. James: Sue Squire (342373)


The first meeting of St James House Group in 2017 will be at 15 Church End Biddenham on Thurs 19 Jan at 7.30pm. Suzette and David will be leading a Church Army course called “Faith Pictures”. The evening will start with a meal. Intrigued? Why not come along? Please phone Edwin (348718) for catering numbers.

The first meeting of the men’s group for 2017 will be at 15 Church End Biddenham on Fri 20 Jan. We will be looking at the Sermon on the Mount for two meetings, then for the third we will invite a man to come at talk with us about what this looks like in real life. We will start at 7pm with a pint and a meal. Please phone Edwin 348718) for catering numbers.

St James Churchwardens – After many years of dedicated service, Laurie will not seek re-election in April.  Edwin is happy to continue assuming replacement(s) can be found. We can have two churchwardens and up to three Deputy Church Wardens (so the role can be shared). The role(s) are not too onerous and can be tailored to fit around other commitments. Churchwardens provide an invaluable link between congregation and clergy – without this it is difficult for a church to function effectively.  Please consider carefully whether this is something you might be able to do.  For more information or to express an interest, please speak to either Laurie or Edwin.

All Saints Lunch Club, Wed 18 Jan 12.30 pm at The Brewers Fayre.  Everyone welcome, for details contact Anita Lowe (857212)

St James Explorers, Church Barn every Sunday apart from first Sunday of the month and school holidays. Joe Warren

St James Roast Lunch,  Sun 5 Feb at 1pm in the Church Barn, Tickets cost £13 with a complimentary glass of wine. Raffle.  Please sign the list at the back of the Church or contact Sue Squire (342373).


The Church Army magazine ‘Share it!’ is now available free at the back of Church.



Ministry team: Christopher Dawe (363890)

All Saints Churchwardens: Brenda Walker (851597), Margaret Leighton (854674)

All Saints website:

St James Churchwardens: Laurie Hurn (364251), Edwin Martin (348718)

St James website:   John Richards:




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