Sunday 6th October

Morning Worship

Evening Service

Sunday 13th October

Holy Communion

Evening Service

Messy Church
Wednesday 30th October
Church Centre  from 4-6pm
Can you please save your plastic bottles (water/soft drinks) and let Charlotte have them for Messy Church

Day of Prayer for our Nation
This coming Wednesday (2nd October)
In the context of on-going debates in Parliament and the ongoing negotiations with the EU, there are big challenges facing our elected representatives in government. We feel that as Christians we need to lift our nation to the Lord in prayer at this crucial time. 

We are therefore holding a Day of Prayer in the Prayer room at the Church Centre between 7.00am-7.30pm - which will then flow into our Monthly Prayer Meeting until 9.00pm.

Please drop in at any time during the day for however long you can or would like to stay.

This coming Wednesday 2nd October 10.30-12.00 - We are starting up a Memory Café at St. James’ Church Centre.

If you know of anyone who could benefit from this please do bring them along.  If you have any questions, speak to Bridget Wilks or Dorothy Haworth.

Christians Against Poverty Life Skills Course

“A friendly place to meet like-minded people and learn practical skills to lift the pressure of life on a low income, and discover new ways to live for a brighter future.”

Please invite people you think would benefit from this course – leaflets/postcards available in church.

Course starts Wednesday 9 October 9:30-11:30am at the Church Centre (doors open at 9am) – continues weekly.

Please contact Christine Wakerley if you can help through befriending on the course (you will need to attend a short training session on 2 October at 10am), catering or praying, or if you’d like more information Tel: 01594 560616 or email:

Blue tokens for TIC+

You can now use your blue Tesco tokens which you are  given at the check-out each time you shop to support TIC+ through October, November and December. This is all part of the ‘Tesco Bags of Help scheme’. TIC+ have been selected to be in the customer vote which means they could be awarded up to £25,000. Voting is open in all Tesco stores. This would be amazing and would really help them in their vision of giving every young person in need someone to talk to.

One Church Gathering—Saturday 19th October

An opportunity to bring Christians in the Forest together. Praise & Worship, Teaching, Creative workshops, Celtic & Taizé, Sacred Space, Signed Worship and more. Children’s activities age 7-17yrs but the younger children are welcome in some of the workshops. 9am-5.15pm at Viney Hill Christian Adventure Centre. To book free tickets please go to and click on Events or call 01594 516162.

HARVEST Thank you to everyone for their Harvest gifts
The Foodbank goods weighed 169.35kg (which is enough food to feed 17 people for 3 days).
The money given for the Bahamas was in excess of £700.