There’s plenty going on at the church over the next few weeks, and all are invited to the services and the meeting to discuss future plans.
 
In this issue:
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A reminder that the Harvest Festival will be celebrated at St James’s Church this Sunday (29th September) at 5.30pm.
 
Donations of fruit, vegetables and cans of food, as well as seasonal flowers, will be appreciated to decorate the church that day. Food items will be passed on to Maggs Day Centre in Worcester on the following day.
 
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Times of Sunday services at St James’s Church will remain the same for the rest of the year. Times are as follows:
  • 1st Sunday: Family Service, 10.15am
  • 2nd Sunday: Holy Communion, 10.15am
  • 3rd Sunday: Morning Praise, 10.15am
  • 4th Sunday: Said Eucharist, 9.00am
  • 5th Sunday: Evening Praise, 5.30pm
The Family Service is very relaxed and ideal for children of all ages; a small play area for younger children is available for those who can’t quite cope with the full service, which lasts about 45 minutes.  Following the Family Service complimentary tea and coffee is served for anyone who would like to stay.
 
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There will be a meeting for anyone who lives in Birlingham, or who is interested in plans to make improvements to the church building, on Saturday 12th October at 10.00am at St James’s Church.
 
The Parochial Church Council (PCC) invites you to meet to discuss plans for the installation of toilet facilities and a modest tea making/food preparation area, together with installation of a staircase to the bell ringers’ floor and the building of a small internal meeting room within the church.
 
The beautiful church of St James the Great is undoubtedly a delightful place to visit and worship. However, today’s needs are a little broader than those of a hundred years ago. The recent improvements to the heating system have made a great difference to the comfort of the congregation and other visitors. The addition of essential services, such as toilets, baby changing area and mains water supply, will certainly be welcomed by a wide range of people.
 
It is vital that we ensure any funds spent on the church are used on things that people care about and to that end we hope that you will join the PCC at the meeting to contribute ideas, to discuss funding streams and to debate any aspect of the project that you think needs further discussion.
 
If you need any further information, please contact the PCC Secretary, Angela Fitch, at angela.fitch@btinternet.com or phone 01386 751682.
 
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