Posts from 2017

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The Real Advent Calendar

by Terrie Smith

It’s getting towards that time of year again – it’s time to pre-order your advent calendars! The Real Advent Calendar comes with a free 24 page booklet full of activities and pictures, designed to engage all ages in the Christmas story. Day by day, more of the story is revealed by opening up the windows […]

The Back Pack Project

by Terrie Smith

We are intending to put together backpacks full of essential items to be distributed to homeless people in Bristol over the winter – we’ll be looking for donations of old backpacks, and good quality warm winter wear along with toiletries.  We ask if you could possibly keep this in mind when sorting through your winter […]

Christmas Panto – Call for budding actors!

by Terrie Smith

Preparation is beginning in order to produce a Christmas panto to be performed (for one night only) during the Christmas Sing-Along event on 9th December. If you are interested in taking part, either behind the scenes or on front stage please contact Ruth, or message us here. Rehearsals begin on Saturday 7th October in the […]

Food Bank

by Terrie Smith

The Resound food bank is open every Friday from 10am – 12pm. Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB and police identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher, which provides with three days emergency food provision. Volunteers help signpost people to suitable agencies to give long-term help. Over […]

Home Groups

by Terrie Smith

All three home groups are starting up again after the summer break over the coming month. These small groups, delving further into issues of living out our faith, are always welcoming to new members – for full information please speak to the hosts, or drop us a message. Tuesday Evening – Meet every Tuesday (unless […]

Knitted Bible Yarns

by Terrie Smith

Many fingers make light work – and indeed many fingers have been busy knitting from churches and members of the community in the local area to produce bible yarns! The churches of Syston, Warmley, Bitton and Mangotsfield have come together to create knitted bible stories and will be exhibited at participating churches on the weekend […]

Prayer Focus

by Terrie Smith

There are no situations in life that are not helped by support and prayer From Thursday 25th May (Ascension Day) until Sunday 4th June (Pentecost) St James Mangotsfield are focusing on prayer for the Church, themselves and for the community. If you would like us to pray for a particular issue please let us know. […]

Annual Parochial Church Meeting

by Terrie Smith

Nominations for Church Wardens and Members of PCC Unfortunately the entry in the April edition of the Church Magazine shows an incorrect date for the APCM. The correct time and date for the meeting to be held in the church building is:7.30pm on Tuesday 25th April 2017 Very few nomination forms for election of Churchwardens, […]

Messy Church

by Terrie Smith
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Messy Church offers a chance to meet with members of the community that may not always attend traditional Sunday worship and St James have an amazing team of helpers that ensure this service happens every month, mostly on a Friday afternoon. However, our team is diminishing in size and we would welcome some more volunteers to […]

Electoral Roll Update

by Terrie Smith

A message regarding the electoral roll, from Teresa: “We are undertaking the annual update of the Electoral Roll. If you are currently not on this and consider yourself a regular worshipper at St James then please do complete a form (available in the porch) and give it to Derek Turner or myself. Electoral roll numbers […]