There will be a planning meeting for “The Easter Experience” on Thursday 21st January, 7.30pn at the Vicarage. NB The meeting for the Holiday Club(Thursday 18th February) may need to be altered. Please pray for and support anything you may feel called to be part of. Further information from Sally Sibley 07733256372 sallys@bristoldiocese.org


The loose cash collection taken at the services at Christmas amounted to £427.98. This will be divided equally between the two nominated local charities – Kinergy & Sense-Kingswood. Thank you for your generosity


“Susannah will be baptised during the 10.30am service on 7th February – everyone is invited to a reception and game of skittles at Mangotsfield Football Club afterwards. For catering purposes could you let me, (Terrie Walker- Smith) know if you plan to attend on ta.smith@outlook.com Thank you”


January Shopping List: The following are the only things needed right now- Twinned puddings, Milk, Tomato Sauce, Juice, Instant Mash, Boxed Soup, Shaving Foam, Cold Meat (not corned beef), Tinned Potatoes. Thank you – from the Foodbank team


Holy Communion is on Thursday 28th January @ 10.00am in Church. The service lasts about 40 minutes and is followed by a cup of tea/coffee and a chat. It would be good if one or two more folk, men as well, would join us for this friendly service


The Monday housegroup will start again tomorrow, 18th January from 10.00am – 12noon, at the home of Jackie & Roger Long, 67 Colliers Break. It is an informal time of sharing our faith.- do join us.

Please note that the housegroup at the vicarage also restarts this week but it is on Wednesday 20th January, for this time only, beginning at 7.00pm with food. It will continue to look at Jesus’ life in the DVD “The Bible”


The PCC Meeting is on Tuesday 19th January 7.30pn at the Vicarage


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 Terry Bailey, Sonia Fleet, Sue & Paul Godwin, Jason Hamilton, Sheila Harris, Joan & Roy Howe, Jed, Chris Llewellyn, Chris Millett, Marion, Neil, Andrew Norley, Joyce & Edwin Prescott, Ryan Price, Imogen (Shirley Green’s granddaughter) Gwen Blagg & Susie, Wesley and family.

Our prayers are with Michael and David Gifford, the brothers of the late Geoff Gifford at this time.

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