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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 .

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

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Jan and Lilian work their magic

A huge “thank you” to Jan and Lilian who worked their magic pruning and clearing the flower beds and collecting 5 bags of rubbish from the yard at Yesterdays Clear-up session.  This after the yard was full if butterflies.

Thanks to help like this the yard is looking better than it has for a long time.

Work continues throughout the autumn / winter so if you’d like to help just drop us a line on st.jamesmilnrow@outlook.com

 

Churchyard Clear Up

On Saturday 23rd September we held our latest Churchyard Clear-up Session. A massive “thank you” to Jan, Lilian, Andy, Scott, Johnny, Trevor and Walter who completed another 4 hours hard slog mowing, pruning, planting, generally clearing up and yes … painting railings.

Our plan is to continue through the autumn and winter so our churchyard will look better than it’s done for years.

If you’d like to help, just drop us a line on st.jamesmilnrow@outlook.com

 

MacMillan Coffee Morning

Last Saturday, 9th September 2017, Linda Adshead and her team hosted a Coffee Morning in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support. The event was a huge success with an excellent attendance from people across the whole community of Milnrow.  On the day the team raised £444.

Thank you to Linda and her team and to everyone who supported the event.

Watch this space, we’re sure this wont be last event of this kind.

#Stewardship

Stewardship Campaign 2017

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.

 

“Your talent is a gift from God. What you do with it is your gift to him”.  

St James Stewardship Campaign 2017

There is so much to be thankful for in the life of the church. We thank God for your faith, love and service.

You are all invited to join us on Sunday 1st October 2017 at 9am in church when we welcome James Emmerson, Diocesan Stewardship Officer who will help us reflect on how much we value belonging to our church.

Further information on our Stewardship Campaign will be published as we approach the launch date.  In the meantime please take time to think about your contribution to St James as a church and what value you place on St James and the wider work of the church within our local community of Milnrow.

For further information please see Jean Knowles, Anne or Trevor Winn.