What an amazing week thanks to the brilliant team whose gifts and talents were pooled to entertain 47 children all week! More in next week’s newsletter – Sally Sibley


If anyone has a candle with money in it (however small amount) could it be brought to church please and given to Diana or Sylvia or put in the safe by 31st August. Thank you – Sylvia Rae


Thank you to everyone who helped with this show, those who helped set and pack away, who manned the stall over the weekend and a especial thanks to all those who knitted and sewed over the winter so we could have crafts to sell. Everyone who came to look at the stall commented on how nice everything was. We took £215 over the weekend. – Shirley Nash


Table Top Sale and Brunch

Saturday 12th September

10.30am-1.00pm in the Church Hall

In Aid of the Orphanage in Nepal


The following are on the suggested shopping list for August

Pasta Sauce, Jellies, Puddings, Washing Tablets, Razors, Juice, Tins of Curry/Chillies & Tins of Stew/Casseroles. These suggestions have come from the foodbank warehouse in Yate.

Thanks to all at St James who continue to support this appeal


For those who would like a bigger print Hymn or Service book or Bible, please do ask the sidesperson on duty, when you come into church

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 *Shirley Boxall, Richard Capp, Sonia Fleet, Sue & Paul Godwin, Sheila Harris, Jill Holt, Joan & Roy Howe, Jed, Danielle James, Chris Llewellyn, Jackie Long, Marion, Neil, Terry Parsons, Joyce & Edwin Prescott, Imogen (Shirley Green’s granddaughter), Dave & Gina Taylor (friends of Ruth Oakley), Chas (Shirley Vaughan’s son in law) & Gwen Blagg

* Shirley Boxall is making an excellent recovery from her triple heart bypass operation.

(David Miles keeps in contact with Keith & Shirley)

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


For the past few years Jill and Sydney Holt have spent time in the churchyard keeping it tidy, trimming the hedge around the Memorial Garden and planting flowers. They have done a tremendous job to provide a pleasant environment around the church building. Unfortunately, as with us all, time catches up and they feel they cannot continue to the same extent as before.

Can you assist by spending an hour or so to keep the churchyard tidy? The grass is cut by contractors and the hedge trimming has also been catered for so it is a case of keeping the mowed area as tidy as possible and fight the never ending battle against the brambles, ivy and tree saplings that self seed

If you think you might be able to help please speak to either Derek Turner or Roger Long, our Churchwardens Thank you