Friday Oct 2nd 10.00-12noon we will be decorating the church for Harvest. This year the number of “decorators” will be down, owing to illness etc, so we really do need more help. You really don’t have to be expert at this, so if you can spare a half hour or so then please come along .No special colour scheme, just a riot of colour in thanksgiving and praise to God

Saturday Oct 3rd 6.00pm Harvest Supper “Bring and Share” in the Church Hall. Tea/coffee & soft drinks available but you are welcome to bring “something stronger”. Everyone welcome, and there will be family/team games. There is a sign up list in church to help with numbers and to indicate what food you are able to provide. We are holding a raffle for mission so any donations of raffle prizes will be welcome. Contact Ruth Oakley 07826312630 email: mummyruth@hotmail.co.uk


Jackie Long would like to thank you for all your prayers, cards, love and support. “I am making slow but good progress and, apart from the recovery process, it is so good to already feel better than I have for some while, especially when I wake up in the morning!”


At our next meeting on Tuesday 6th October @ 2.00pm in the Church Hall, we will be welcoming Revd Jillianne Norman as our speaker. Her talk is entitled “My work as a Hospital Chaplain” with slides. Visitors will be most welcome, do please come and join us.


Saturday 17th October 2015 – 7.00pm at the Church Hall Richmond Road – £5 per person (including light refreshments, although you are welcome to bring your own alcohol). You can bring your team of 6 or can join in with a team once there. Tickets in advance from Chris L 0117 570318, Shirley N 0117 9402879, Ruth 07826312630, Jane G 9109436 after 3pm or Hayley 07967150378. You are welcome to pay on the door but please let us know if you are coming for catering purposes and also if you need an alternative to curry


Due to restricted use of the hall on 27th November, it has been necessary to change the time of the Fair to 2-4pm.This means that all the stocking up of stalls will need to be done in the morning. We do hope you can still support this event. There will, of course, be more details of how you can help/support it nearer the time. Thank you – Social Committee


Anne Willets has the following items for sale – tv stand, dressing table, 2 pairs of curtains. The proceeds will go to our mission partners in Peru. For further details speak to Anne – Tel. 9575119


The numbers of persons acting as sidespersons has fallen over the past year and more volunteers to take on this role would be appreciated. The sidesperson is often the first person seen by anyone attending a service and although not too onerous a task it is very important. If you think you could perform this role, or would like more details speak to me or Roger, or one of the current Sidespersons. Derek (Turner)


The St James website has been redesigned by David Nash – our thanks to David for giving of his time and expertise. Please have a look (address on page 2). The new one has a rotating coloured pictures of the church.


Rita and I would like to thank all who took any part in the Table Top Sale on the 12th September. The proceeds, including donations received, amounted to £471.20 and £500 has been sent to the Orphanage Sylvia Rae


We continue to pray for all those known to us who are unwell at this time, perhaps it may be a family member, a friend or a member of our family here at St James. We pray especially today for Richard Capp, Sonia Fleet, Sue & Paul Godwin, Sheila Harris, Jill Holt, Joan & Roy Howe, Jed, Danielle James, Chris Llewellyn, Jackie Long, Marion, Neil, Joyce & Edwin Prescott, Imogen (Shirley Green’s granddaughter), & Gwen Blagg

God is only a Prayer away, and we can reach Him every day, if we but lift our hands in prayer, and place ourselves in His loving care. – Helen Steiner Rice