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St James' Church Pages

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St James' Church

WELCOME TO SMISBY ST. JAMES

 

Hello and welcome to the web pages for our ancient village church.

 

St. James Church stands on a hill above the village and has been a place of Christian worship for more than 900 years. 

 

There are four churches in the group we belong to – Melbourne, Smisby, Stanton by Bridge and Ticknall.

 

Our Rector is the Revd. Steve Short who leads a ministry team of Clergy and Readers.

Church Services


 

 

CHURCH SERVICES (GENERAL INFORMATION)

 

St. James is a ‘traditional church’ using the Book of Common Prayer; and services are normally held at 5.30 p.m. 

Our normal pattern of services is: -

 

1st Sunday          

Holy Communion         

5.30 p.m

2nd Sunday         

Evensong

5.30 p.m.

3rd Sunday          

Evensong      

5.30 p.m.

4th Sunday          

Evensong

5.30 p.m.

 

 

When there is a 5th Sunday in the month there will be a united service in one of the churches – please see the magazine for details.  If in doubt please telephone one of the church officers for details.

 

Forthcoming Services

  

18th March 5:30 p.m. Evensong
25th March 5:30 p.m. Evensong for Palm Sunday
HOLY WEEK SERVICES - SEE BELOW  
1st April 9:00 a.m. Holy Communion for Easter
8th April 5:30 p.m. Evensong
15th April 5:30 p.m.  Evensong
22nd April 5:30 p.m. Evensong
29th April 5:30 p.m. 5th Sunday - see magazine for details

 

 

 

 

 

Church News

NEWS FROM SMISBY

 

Ash Wednesday
This year Ash Wednesday falls on Wednesday February 14th. There will be two services in the Benefice that day. The service at Melbourne will be at 9.15am; the service at Ticknall will be at 7.30pm, a sung Eucharist with combined Choirs.

 

Holy Week 2018
See information about services in Holy Week on page about Church Services

 

THE CHURCH ROOF

 

Thanks to grants from the Listed Places of Worship Roof Fund, insurance money and funds raised by peoples’ efforts – for which the church is profoundly grateful, St. James Church has been reroofed.  Damage to internal roof supports has also been attended to and the PCC is planning to complete the work by having the roof beams cleaned and re-stained.

 

THE WEST WALL OF THE VESTRY

 

Old buildings need constant attention and the vestry wall is in need of repointing and the window supports renewing.