Collation and Induction

Fr James  will be licensed as Rector of The Benefice of St James & St Paul, Colchester on Thursday 5th July at 7.30pm

Please can we ask your prayers for Fr James and his family at this exciting time.


Bowling Night

This is being arranged for Friday 17th August at 7.30pm.
Two games, adults £10.28, children £8.40.
Please sign up on the sheet on the notice board and make payment to Clare Moles.
To take advantage of the special offer payment has to be made in full when booking.



We are looking for a replacement to lead our Fund Raising Committee as Matt Austen leaves St James to train for the priesthood.

Do you think this is something you may able to do?

Have you got fresh ideas?

Are you enthusiastic and committed to raising much needed funds for the restoration of our beautiful building?

If the answers are ‘YES’ we would love to hear from you.

APCMs & Electoral Roll

Our annual meetings this year are in St James’ Church on Sunday 18th March after the 10am Mass. To nominate people for appointment please fill the appropriate form. According to law, nominations for churchwardens must be made in writing before the meeting and should be given to David Beattie by Sunday 11th March. Nomination forms are available in church.
At the annual meetings we elect people for the PCC; forms are available from Lucy Mason and must be returned by Sunday 4th March to allow her to prepare voting papers.

Please advise Sheila Sansom, the Electoral Roll Officer, of any changes as the Roll is now due for revision.
Thank you.

Holy Week


8am Said Mass 10am Sung Mass and Procession of Palms

MONDAY 10th April
12noon Chrism Mass Chelmsford Cathedral Celebrant Bishop Norman of Richborough
Please join us if you are able and support our serving team at the service.

TUESDAY 11th April No Mass

WEDNESDAY 12th April
7pm Mass

THURSDAY 13th April
7.30 Sung Mass Maundy service with Foot Washing and
Watch until 10pm

GOOD FRIDAY 14th April
10am Stations of the Cross for Children
12 noon March of Witness Town Centre
Meet at the Salvation Army Citadel Butt Rd or join in at
Head St or High St the march ends at the War Memorial
with a short united service.
1pm Liturgy of the Day

SATURDAY 15th April
7.30pm Vigil Mass bring and share buffet afterwards

SUNDAY 16th April
8am said Mass
10am Sung Mass with blessing of the Easter Garden.
Children’s Egg Hunt after Mass