Posts from 2016

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Carol Singing in Lyde Green

by Terrie Smith

HELP NEEDED IN LYDE GREEN St James Church have been invited to sing carols in Lyde Green at the Christmas event that will take place in the new school on Saturday 17 December 4-7pm. Church will also have a stand to advertise services and events and offer a couple of simple Christmas crafts for children. […]

Calling All Knitters!

by Terrie Smith

CALLING ANYONE WHO ENJOYS KNITTING St James Church is connecting with churches in Warmley, Bitton & Syston to stage knitted Bible stories in 4 churches in October 2017 and it is envisaged that the whole exhibition will then travel to Bristol Cathedral in 2018. To do this we need people to start knitting figures now […]

Advent 2016 – Magazine Lead Article

by Terrie Smith

    Advent 2016 I have just weighed out the fruit, measured the brandy (plus a couple of extra spoons!) and put it to soak for a couple of days prior to making our Christmas cake. I’m late this year as I like to have it made by the end of the October school holiday. I […]

Bristol Military Wives Choir

by Terrie Smith

The Bristol Military Wives Choir are holding their annual Christmas Concert at St John the Baptist Church, Frenchay on Thursday 8th December starting at 7.30pn. Come and enjoy an evening of festive entertainment, including popular Military Wives Choir songs, with special guest appearance by Frenchay Junior Choir. Tickets cost £8 adults, £3 children, including refreshments. Tickets […]

Growing Leaders Course

by Terrie Smith
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The Kingswood and South Gloucestershire Deanery are running a “Growing Leaders” course from January 2017. It will take place at St Michael’s Stoke Gifford monthly on a Saturday morning. This is open to all who either are currently in a leadership role or are likely to move in to one in the near future. This […]

Christmas Fair

by Terrie Smith

This year’s fair will be on Saturday 26th November 1-4pm It is now less than 3 weeks away and we need your help to make this event a success. Help is needed: * The day before from 3.30-6pm to help get the tables out and decorated, and to help with Santa’s grotto * On the […]

Open the Book

by Terrie Smith

Would you like to make it possible for Primary School Children in Lyde Green hear stories from the Bible? If the answer to this question is “yes” and you have an hour free on a Wednesday afternoon to help deliver “Open the Book” then please do come along to hear more about this exciting project […]

The Real Advent Calendar

by Terrie Smith
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It might be difficult to believe but knowledge of the Christmas story is fading. When a group of 5-7 year olds was surveyed it was found that 36% didn’t know whose birthday was celebrated at Christmas and 72% didn’t know Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Among adults it was found that less than 12% know […]

Resound Food Bank News

by Terrie Smith

The congregation of St James has supported the Resound Food bank for a number of years. Clare Collins, the food bank co-ordinator has kindly provided us with the following update: “ Hello foodbank supporters We started this year with a huge food surplus at the Yate store and less customers than the previous year. Over […]

Church Decoration for Harvest

by Terrie Smith

Harvest time is fast approaching, and volunteers are required to help decorate the church with flowers. Extra help is particulary required this time as “lead flower arranger” Jane is unable to help. You really do not have to be an expert flower arranger, just able to come along and help make the church look truely […]