Tag Archives: St James Church

Join the Yard Gang

This year we’ve had a cracking start maintaining the church grounds thanks to our every growing ‘Yard Gang’.

Meeting every 2 weeks on a Saturday 9-12, our team of volunteers have kept the grass in check, the borders tidy and the church and grounds looking in great shape.

If you can spare an hour or two come along.  There’s always something to do and we have a kettle that always need boiling. Its also rumoured that all the team are now sporting the best suntans they’ve every had. Sunscreen always on hand!

For more information drop us a line on st.jamesmilnrow@outlook.com .

Afternoon Tea – Saturday 16th June

On Saturday 16th June at 2:30pm we will be holding an Afternoon Tea in church. The theme will be ‘Wartime Milnrow’ reflecting on life during the 2 great wars.

Tickets available from Linda Adshead. Adults £4, Children £2.

All proceeds go towards the War Memorial Appeal.

For more information drop us a line on st.jamesmilnrow@oulook.com

 

A great night of entertainment with Wardle Anderson Brass Band.

If you like a good Brass Band than look no further than Wardle Anderson Brass Band.

St James has had a long relationship with Wardle Anderson to celebrate 10 years  of friendship were holding a Concert in Church.  All proceeds will be shared between church and Wardle Anderson with our share going specifically to our Wart Memorial Appeal Fund. Refreshments will be on sale along with a little bit of extra fun.

Tickets are available in church or from Village Treasures, Dale St, Milnrow.

So get your tickets and bring along a few friends and lets raise funds for 2 fantastic causes.

We’d like to thank Johanna and John from ELCONS Employment Law Consultants of Ripponden,  for their generous sponsorship of this event.

If you need more information for tickets etc drop us a line at st.jamesmilnrow@outlook.com

War Memorial Appeal – tubes & tubes of hope.

Thanks to your support our War Memorial Appeal has got off to a great start.  Thanks to our Smartie Tube appeal, people from all over are filling tubes of Smarties with 20p pieces. So far we’ve raised £430.

Thank you everyone. If you’d like a tube of Smarties just let know or call in church any Sunday morning 9-11 am.

War Memorial Restoration Appeal

We are pleased to announce the launch of our War Memorial Refurbishment Appeal.

2018 is the Centenary Year of World Ward I so we are attempting to refurbish the Ward Memorial to its former glory.  We are hoping to attract grant funding from The Heritage Lottery Fund and the local authority, but we need your help.

To get or fundraising started we’re offering you a tube of Smarties to enjoy …. but there’s a catch!  We would like you to return the tube filled with 20p pieces. Each tube filled to the top will hold £13.  If we could get 100 tubes returned that would be a fantastic start to our fundraising. Smarties are available at the back of church each Sunday.  Please see Linda Adshead for more information.

We will publicise anyone who returns a tube on our Facebook, Twitter and website. So if you’d like to take a tube to work and ask your colleagues for some help we’ll happily give your team, business, office some publicity.

Carol Service 2017

On Sunday 17th December we held our annual Carol Service with Wardle Anderson Brass Band.

We have a fabulous evening of carols, readings, and music.  Wardle Anderson Brass band just get better and better.

Wardle Anderson have played at St James at this event for the past 10 years now and our Carol Service has become established as and annual fixture in their schedule.  So much so they now use this opportunity to present their annual awards to band members which is a honour to be part of. Congratulations to everyone associated with the band, your enthusiasm and dedication knows no bounds.

This years service was kindly sponsored by Shaw Mitchell Accountants of Dale St, Milnrow. We would like to thank Barry and Paula for their support.  As per their wishes we shared our retiring collection with The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and donated £165.

Thank you for everyone’s support and to the small army of volunteers who pulled together the post service refreshments.

Merry Christmas everyone.

Sunday School and TCCOP Nativity

A huge thank you to all our young people from Sunday School and TCCOP who held their Christmas Nativity last Sunday, 17th Dec. Their readings and prayers where fabulous.

On behalf of everyone at St James we would like to thank all our young people for all that they do and bring to our church life.  We also say a huge thank you Andrea and Angela who have helped lead our Sunday School over the past 18 months or so.  Enjoy the rest, but thank you for all your hard work, it has been very much appreciated.

Merry Christmas everyone.

Stewardship Campaign 2017

 

Thank you all for your responses so far to this years Stewardship Campaign.

Stewardship is all about how we take care of our church and the things we do as a church. We hope you’ve had time to reflect on this, including the importance of all the things we do (or don’t do) and the part we play in those things as well as the upkeep of the church.

If we are to be as successful as we can be we all need to reflect on our commitment and return our forms.  The deadline for returns is Sunday 19th November so if you haven’t done so, now is the time to give it some thought.

Together we can achieve great things.

For more information drop us a line on st.jamesmilnrow@outlook.com

 

 

 

Remembrance Sunday 2017

Next Sunday 12th November we will be holding a joint Remembrance Sunday Eucharist at St Thomas, Newhey starting at 9am.  This will allow both churches in the benefice to celebrate Remembrance Sunday before moving on to Milnrow Memorial Park  to take part in our civic act of remembrance.

There will be no services at St James on 12th November.