House Mass – 28 September

The House Mass for September will be held on Monday 28th September at 8-00pm at the home of Jeff and Catherine Graham, 69 Tower Street, Brightlingsea. These times of worship are a wonderful time of less formal worship with an extended opportunity for prayer and a great time of fellowship to help build up the Body of Christ in our church and part of Colchester. Please join us.


Harvest – 27 September


Our Festival of Harvest Thanksgiving will be held on Sunday 27th September.

The 10.00am Mass will give thanks to God for all that he offers to us, and members of St James’ School community will join us to help lead our worship.

At the Altar this year we will, once again, ask for gifts to support our work with the homeless of Colchester and the Soup Run. Gifts of tea, coffee, sugar, biscuits are always welcome but especially welcome would be tins or jar of things that could be used to make sandwiches for the nights when we go out. Tins of corned beef, spam, ham, tuna etc. are always in demand. Gifts of cash are always appreciated as these then go to help with costs of some equipment which may need replacing and help towards the cost of something hot to eat.

A Harvest lunch will be served after the 10-00am Mass, please look out for more details and get your tickets early to avoid being disappointed.

The Holy Rosary – 21 September

The Rosary will be prayed in St James on Monday 21st September at 7-30pm.

This is a very important time of prayer in the parish and if you have not experienced it before, please come along and join us. If this style of prayer is new to you, do not worry as instruction is given. Rosaries are available to borrow if you do not have your own.

Parish Mission – 3-6 September

Our Mission 2015 Prayer
Heavenly Father, Your Son’s command was that His people should go out and make disciples of all people. Help us in our mission to take your Good News to those of our Parish, that they may come to know you, one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Thursday 3rd September 6-30pm.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament to prayerfully seek God’s blessing on the Mission.

Friday 4th September 4-30pm.
Visiting the Broadlands Estate with Prayer Support in St James Church.

Saturday 5th September 2-00pm.
Visiting the Broadlands Estate with Prayer Support in St James Church.

Sunday 6th September 10-00am Sung Mass: preacher The Bishop of Richborough.
Followed by a Bring and Share Lunch.

If you would like to be part of the visiting team or the prayer support team or would like some more information, please speak with Kate, Janet or Fr Peter.