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Harvest Thanksgiving

Harvest Thanksgiving October3rd 10.30am Everyone Welcome!

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Arranging a Wedding or Baptism?

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

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Parish Magazine

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

Sunday 19th September

10.30am Parish Communion

Rt. Revd. Rachel Treweek Bishop Of Gloucester

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!

Operation Christmas Child

It's that time of year again!

For anyone wishing to prepare to send shoeboxes this Christmas now is the time to start thinking about it. Please contact us at St. James' if you need any information on this very worthwhile cause for needy children. The final collection date from Church will be Sunday 7th November 2021

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.

Val reflects on our Sunday Lunch

Dear Friends,

We were delighted with Sunday’s total of £1,100, and I want to thank everyone who contributed to it: the willing helpers on the day and before; the generous people who donated money but were unable to be there; Tesco for giving us a £25 voucher towards the food; and last but not least, Fr Michael for so kindly providing the wine. I won’t mention any names in particular, but you know who you are!

Everyone there seemed really to enjoy it; I suspect we may have set a precedent!!

Thanks,

Val

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!

Harvest Thanksgiving

Our Harvest Thanksgiving service is on Sunday October 3rd at 10.30am. Do come and join us!

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

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Why not come and join us?

We are a friendly group of people and always happy to welcome new faces. Do 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 click here

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.

Father John Signature
During August our local Councillors, members of the Quedgeley Community and members of Saint James' Church came together to deliver a Holiday Playscheme. There were lots of activities each week and the morning rounded off with a hot meal on a Monday and a packed lunch on a Thursday, along with some food items to take home and make into a delicious meal. The project was well supported. Thank you to all those who supported and our local Councillors for choosing Saint James' as the Quedgeley venue.
Father John

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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!

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Looking further ahead

Bishop Rachel will be our celebrant and preacher on Sunday 19th September at 10.30am. Please put the date in your diaries!

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!

Church Cleaning

This is presently carried out by a team of volunteers, but sadly the team is now rather small in number.

Please come and lend a hand - we need to keep the building clean for all those who come in during the week.

Please contact our Church Wardens - Jackie Broad 01452 541078 or Paul Price - 07595264559

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.

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