Welcome Home

A reminder that LiFT will be happening on Tuesday evening 25th September – 8pm till 9pm in the front of church. All are welcome.
A selection of photos and report from the Walking Groups combined walk last month can now be viewed here.
For this coming week the Prayer table will have only one item on it, a tray of grapes. Please visit the Prayer Corner and help yourself to a few grapes and as you do so, think on the words of Psalm 34:8 “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him” And take time to thank Him for His goodness to us.
In the Prayer Corner the theme for the next few weeks is based on Psalm 23 and John 14:1-6. There are paper sheep on which the Christian name only can be written, for anyone that you know who is need of prayer, whether through illness or going through difficult times. There are plenty of sheep grazing on or near to the Prayer board, please do not leave them without a name.
Check out our updated Eco Church webpage. As St James works to reach Bronze Award status as an Eco Church see how we’re doing and what you might do to help us, and become more Eco aware and involved yourself. Click here for our latest suggestions.
New vicar:  Our new vicar, Laurence Smith will be inducted at St James by the Bishop of Reading on the evening of Wednesday September 26th at 7:30pm. 
On Thursday 27th September St James Café will once again be raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support from 11 am to 1.30pm.    Please click here for more details and do come along.
STIR UP SATURDAY Back by popular request! We will be holding an evening of making Christmas Puddings and other seasonal treats on Saturday 1 December at 7pm. Reserve this date in your diary. Tickets will be available nearer the event.
Kayla took part in the Alpha 2018 course at St James. Click to hear how she found the experience.
St James Church Centre now has a Defibrillator available 24×7 mounted on the wall nearest the car park.  If you need it in an emergency call 999 to obtain the access code. Located at Kingfisher Drive RG5 3LH. Click for more details.
We now record the sermons from many of our 1030 Morning Worship services. You can listen online or download for offline listening later, or catch up on any you may have missed. See ‘Sermons’ on the top menu or click here.
Do you shop online? If so St James Church Centre could benefit from small donations by the retailer every time you shop, by you signing up to the easyfundraising scheme. It costs you nothing. For details please click here.

On Sundays, we have 2 services each week 9 am and 10.30 am. Then on the second Sunday of the month at 4 pm, we have Messy Church.  During the week we also run a Holy Communion service which is on the second Wednesday of the month at 10 am. We look forward to welcoming you at one of these services and getting to know you.

Looking for our news sheets? You can find them here. 

St James 2020 Vision is to be a growing people of all ages that:
1. Are rooted in prayer and growing in our faith in Jesus Christ
2. Are growing as confident disciples, and are willing and able to make disciples of others
3. Are committed to nurturing and investing in children and young people
4. Are growing in our understanding of and open to being empowered by the Holy Spirit to build up the church of God
5. Reach out into our community to be and to share the good news of Jesus Christ both inside and beyond the church walls, and across Woodley in partnership with others
6. Are listening, generous, and committed to quality in all that we do