World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

St James the Great, on Friday 28th September 10.30am to 12.30pm will be hosting a Coffee Morning in Aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support



Roman River Music Festival

Chiaroscuro Quartet concert in St James ’the Great at 6pm on Friday 15th September.

Mozart String Quartet No 14 in G Major K387
Haydn String Quartet in D Major Op 76/5
Beethoven String quartet No 14 Op 131

Alina Ibrogimova, one of the world’s leading violinists, brings her period-instrument quartet back to the festival for a refreshing and revealing take on three canonic works.

Disabled Access

St James Ride and Stride – Saturday 9th September

Sponsorship forms are now available;
We need you to take part as we shall be applying for grants from Essex Churches Trust for the repair of the Lady Chapel windows.
We need the congregation’s support; this is also a good day out meeting people and looking round other church buildings
22 Churches are participating in the event in Colchester
As long as it’s Church, a chapel or a place of worship it will count; you can get up to 60 in our local area if you’re a keen cyclist

To take part in the Ride & Stride this September you can download the forms or create your own fundraising page on Justgiving straight away.


We will be holding our Annual Prayer & Gift Day in conjunction with the Heritage Open Day on Saturday 9th September.
All members on the electoral roll will be receiving a letter about this shortly.
Please hold this day in your prayers.
It is an important time of giving for St James.

The popular Heritage Open Days Weekend returns to Colchester for 2017. Dozens of properties will be open to the public over the weekend of the 9th and 10th of September, giving you the opportunity to explore the town’s heritage for free.
Many of the properties are not normally open to the public, and several are hosting special events, tours and talks that will give you a special insight into the town’s unique history.
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St James will be open on Saturday 9th for visitors