We are delighted to be able to share with you the good news that Fr James McCluskey has been appointed as our new parish priest.
Fr James is currently Vicar of St. Luke’s, Prittlewell, (The congregation have been advised that Fr James will be leaving them). Fr James is married to Kate and they have four adult children. They hope to move to Colchester after Easter.
As Fr James has a period of extended study leave booked he will be licensed in the parish on Thursday 5th July when both Bishop Roger and Bishop Norman will be with us.
Please can we ask your prayers for Fr James and his family at this exciting time as he prepares for his move to be with us and also your continuing prayers for your Churchwardens and PCC during the vacancy.
February 14th 7.30pm Sung Mass St James
Wednesday 7th February following Mass at 7pm
at Thai1 Restaurant, East Hill with our friends from St Barnabas
£20 includes 2 Courses and a donation to Church Funds
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.
The Rosary will be prayed in St James on Monday 12th February at 7-30pm.
Please come and join us in prayer. If the Rosary is new to you, do not worry, instruction is given and rosaries are available to borrow or buy.
Candlemas 2 February
10-00am in School
7-00pm at St Barnabas
Sunday 24th December
10am Sung Mass
The Christingle Service will also include the blessing and lighting of the Tree of Light
11-30pm Midnight Mass & Blessing of the Christmas Crib
Monday 25th December
10am Parish Mass with Carols for families