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.

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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.

St Barnabas Patronal Festival

Fr Richard Tillbrook and the Churchwardens

cordially invite you to join them for their Patronal Festival Eucharist

followed by refreshments on Monday, June 11th, beginning at 7.00pm.
Preacher: The Right Reverend Roger Morris, Bishop of Colchester.

Parking is available behind the Vicarage (see parking sign)
Abbots Rd, Old Heath, Colchester. CO2 8BE.

FUNDRAISING

WE’RE STILL LOOKING!

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.

MAY

Confessions before Pentecost
Father Alan will hear confessions on:-
Thursday 10th May 12noon
Sunday 13th May     9-30am
Thursday 17th May 12noon
Or by appointment:

Extended Mass will be held on Monday 2nd May 11am at Alderwood and Monday 7th May 11am at Colonia Court.

The Holy Rosary will be prayed on Monday 21st May 7.30pm in St James

Saturday 5th May 9:30 Walsingham Cell Mass
All Welcome
Please speak to Kate, the Churchwarden, if you would like more information on our Local Cell for Colchester based here at St James.

Thursday 10th Ascension Day
12:30 Mass at St James
19:00 Sung Mass at St Barnabas

Thursday 31st May Corpus Christi
12:30 Mass at St James
19:00 Sung Mass Procession & Benediction at St Barnabas
Bring and Share Party afterwards in the Vicarage Garden

Archdeacon Visitation
Kate and Stephen will be sworn in as our Wardens on Wednesday 9th May 7pm
at St Mary the Virgin Dedham.

Bank Holiday Monday 28th May
National Pilgrimage to Walsingham Mass in the Abbey Grounds at 12 Noon followed by picnic lunch (optional) Address and Procession around the village to the Shrine garden for Benediction
A good opportunity to go and see our Parish lamp in the Shrine Chapel.