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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.

Christmas Fair 2017

This years Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday 2nd Dec 2017, 11-2pm, in school.

As in years gone by we hope this event will be the social event of the year were church and school come together in preparation for the festive period.

There’ll be lots of stalls and activities plus entertainment from our school pupils. So make it a date for your diary, bring a friend and come along. If you can help in any way please contact Tony Dixon on Tel: 01706 375962.

A message from James Emmerson, Diocesan Stewardship Officer

St James Stewardship Campaign, 1st October 2017

“It’s always a great opportunity for me to talk to any congregation in our Diocese about stewardship. It’s a subject right at the heart of life itself, and helps us to understand and make sense of life whatever our circumstances. This is a significant time for St.James and I am looking forward to working with you all through this campaign and beyond.”

We hope you will all make every effort to attend the launch of our campaign at next weeks Parish Eucharist Starting at 9am and giving James a very warm welcome.

We look forward to working with you during the forthcoming weeks.

Stewardship Campaign 2017

Next Sunday 1st October 2017 at 9am, we launch our Stewardship Campaign.  You are invited to hear a talk from James Emmerson, Diocesan Stewardship Officer, and to reflect on how much we value belonging to St James Church.

We know how many of you find it challenging, rewarding and enjoyable to be part of a loving community of faith.  There are so many encouraging signs and there is so much to be thankful for in the life of the church.  We thank God for your faith, love and service.  Without your generous giving we cannot survive.

Thank you for your involvement in the commitment to the life of this parish.

“Everyone should give as they are able according to the blessings of the Lord your God which he has given you.”

Heritage uncovered

Yesterday Andy and Scott continued their quest to uncover more of Milnrow’s heritage by uncovering more of our hidden gravestones.  It’s hard graft but uncovering the stones and revealing names of those who lived and worked in Milnrow before the turn of the century is a real reward.

Check out the stones revealed so far in the before and after pictures below.  If you look carefully there’s an awful lot of stones in our yard!

Thanks Andy and Scott, great job.