National Heritage Weekend

Heritage weekend falls over the weekend of 10th & 11th September, as usual St James will be open on Saturday to welcome visitors. This year, as well as keeping St James open for visitors,  there is to be a table-top sale with cakes, books and bric-a-brac in the Churchyard.

Any offer of items to sell to Stephen Pawlak please and they may also be left in church table top sale. Perhaps this might be a good time to have turn out of your cupboards.


Special Services for September

The Holy Rosary
RosaryThe Rosary will be prayed in St James on Monday 12th 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.

Healing Mass
The healing Sacraments of Anointing with the laying on of hands will be administered in St James on Wednesday 21st September at the 7-00pm Mass.

harvest_festivalOur Festival of Harvest Thanksgiving will be held on Sunday 25th 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. A list of things that would be most helpful is printed elsewhere in the magazine. 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. Thanks go to Stephen Pawlak and his team for organising this on behalf of St James’ Church. If you would like to know more about this ministry or even offer your help, please speak with Stephen.
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.

House Mass
The House Mass for September will be held on Monday 26th September at 8-00pm at the home of Caron Chaplin, 13 Eaglegate. 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.