Tag Archives: St James Church

The Fallen of Milnrow

As part of our War Memorial Restoration Appeal we are inviting everyone to support the re-lettering of the names of the local lads who gave their lives in the Great War.

Your £10 donation will go a long way to have the names re-instated so that we never forget the ultimate sacrifice for King, country, family and friends. Your name will be entered in a scroll that will be displayed in church to recognise your support. So far we received a massive £630. Thank you.

There are still 23 names to support so please spread the word.  We’d be delighted to receive support from local business.  Just drop us a line on  st.jamesmilnrow@outlook.com


MacMillan Coffee Morning

On Saturday 20th October we are holding a McMillan Coffee Morning in church from 10am-1pm.  Everybody is welcome so come along, bring a friend and lets make this years event even more successful than last years.

For more information see Linda Adshead or drop us a line on mailto:st.jamesmilnrow@outlook.com

Parish News Autumn 2018 Edition

The autumn edition of Parish News is now available. Keep an eye on your door mat if you’re on our distribution list.

Could distributors please collect their packs from church as soon as possible.

Thanks once again to Emma Doggett and her team of contributors for all their hard work.

If you want to go on our distribution list please drop us a line on st.james@outlook.com

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.