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July's magazine is now out! You can download it electronically here or pick one up from the church. Click here

Patronal Festival & Dedication of our Church

10.30am: The Parish Eucharist

Celebrant: Fr Hugh

Preacher: Fr Ian

Bible readings for today:

First Reading.

Genesis 28. 11 - 18.

Jacob dedicates the site of his encounter with God.

(Reader: Pam Westwood )

Second Reading.

1 Peter 2. 1 - 10

Christ is the cornerstone of his Church, built of living stones.

(Reader: Liz Keenan )

We want everyone to stay safe and we understand that not everyone is ready to join us in church just yet - we look forward to better times!

i Phone iPad? Try iPrayer - God is listening!

In the church you will find a prayer board for you to attach your own prayers. Prayers from the board are offered at Sunday worship. We would like to extend this facility to those who view our web page or Facebook page on line. Click here and leave a prayer in our comments box. Please leave your name and something about why the prayer has been requested.

Church Notice Board

Articles for the August edition of the magazine should be with Fr. Hugh Broad no later than the

18th July. hugh.broad@yahoo.co.uk

Arranging a Wedding or Baptism?

Look no further!

Our team of clergy are always on hand to help you with preparations and offer advice.

Contact a member of our clergy team by clicking here

Just Giving Page

Our new Just Giving page has been launched. We do hope you can support Saint James'. We are continuing to serve Quedgeley & Kingsway during these difficult times whilst supporting the up keep of the church building. A donation no matter how small will help us enormously. Please support us.

Click here to support Saint James'. Don't delay - Give today!

Worried? Depressed?

These are challenging times and it can take a strain on our mental health. There are two NHS websites that may help. Click on the links nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters and talk2gether.nhs.uk

Welcome to Saint James'

Come and Join us!

There are two services taking place each week. The Sunday Holy Eucharist service commences at 10.30am every Sunday. The Wednesday morning Holy Eucharist service begins at 10.00am.

The church is open from 9.30am -4pm every week day for private prayer.

Following Fr. Johns's retirement we are now in a period of interregnum. The position for Rector is being considered by the Diocese and members of the PCC. During this period our Assistant clergy can still be contacted via phone. Please view our 'Who's who' page on this website.

Our parish magazine under the Editorship of Fr. Hugh Broad is still being produced and is distributed electronically through the social media and is available on this website.

Our parish weekly newsletter, compiled by Fr. Ian Robb is also available on this website letting people know what is going on in the parish and sets out some prayers that you may like to use at this very challenging time.

Whilst we aren’t able to ‘live stream’ church services The clergy produce a ‘Thought for the Week’ This is available on this website and our face book page. We have also produced several videos all still available on Facebook.

Covid has hit our finances very hard; being mindful of our call to be good stewards of all God has given us, we need to consider our financial support of our church. We commend to you the Parish Giving Scheme code 163070(QUED).

Be assured that we continue a ministry to the parish. Please contact us further on 01452 720872 if you require further information.

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Can you help?

Please support Saint James' - we need you!

We are all living in unprecedented times. The church is no exception. Throughout the last few months Saint James' has continued wherever possible to continue its ministry in serving the people in Quedgeley & Kingsway.

The doors of the church are open on a daily basis for private prayer. Church volunteers have supported those who are vulnerable and assist others. Our parish clergy have been readily available.

Unfortunately due to the church being unable to hold its usual services, weddings and baptisms our finances are suffering. The church still needs to be maintained. The roof still needs to be repaired! Those costs will not go away. A regular contribution, no matter how small will help.

Our most recent Quinquennial report is available here to read

If you can help, no matter how great or small click here for a standing order form to send to your bank.

Alternatively click on here for our JUST GIVING page for a one off donation - all donations are really welcome. Thank you. Please do support us - we really do need your help! Thank you to the people who so far have kindly donated to our Just Giving page.

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Ordinary & Extraordinary

out now and selling fast!

Fr. Hugh launched copies of his memoirs at our Fund Raising event. The booklet entitled 'Ordinary and Extraordinary' costs £5.00 per copy and can be purchased by contacting Fr. Hugh personally or through this website. With a foreword from the Archbishop of York the book makes an interesting read as Fr. Hugh has visited and lived in many places and led a very varied and interesting life.

Please note the following changes following our AGM - Church Warden - Jackie Broad -01452 541078 Mobile - 07928862976 Treasurer - Ian Pearce - 07867502469
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Family Occasions

OUTREACH GROUPS

We have reviewed the situation and no surprises - we shall remain closed until we can ensure a safe environment for everyone. Please watch this space for further information.

Church Survey

it would be helpful to us so we can plan our services and work in the community better, if you could spare a few minutes to complete our church survey. Please click here We look forward to seeing your responses. Thank You.

Thought for the Week

Each week a member of our clergy team produces a 'Thought for the Week' You'll find it in the pages of our weekly newsletter. Quite thought provoking, sometimes controversial, but always worth reading. Click here to read the latest!

Would you like a copy of our newsletter sent to you?

If you would like a personal copy of our weekly newsletter sent direct to you, then please click here. Fill in your email address and we'll ensure we add you onto to our weekly email listing.

Intercessions on Sundays

Thank you to all those who have helped us to restart our rota; if you would like to take part in this ministry, please contact Fr Hugh as soon as possible. We are also looking to have more Readers for our Rota - contact Fr Ian for the Readers’ Rota

Thank You

We have received several notes of thanks for remaining open - and we shall continue to observe all the social-distancing & hygiene rules. But we fully understand if you feel anxious about attending, and prefer to stay at home. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Free School Meals during the Holidays

During the four Mondays & Thursdays in August a team of City Councillors will be based in the church to distribute free school meal packages during the hours of 10.30 -2pm, as part of community service.

On these days, there may also be children’s activities operating outside in the church grounds (weather permitting).

It would be helpful if people who are not involved in the scheme could avoid using the church during these times on those four Thursdays.

Safeguarding The parish of Quedgeley is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Gloucester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services You will be able to find our Safeguarding policies on this website underChurchNews July- Sept 2019

Church Office Opening Times

  • The church office is now closed until further notice please contact a member of the clergy team using the contacts list on this page.

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