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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 (GENERAL INFORMATION)
St. James is a ‘traditional church’ using the Book of Common Prayer; and services are normally held at 5.30 p.m. We also have a more informal service on the 3rd Sunday of the month.
Our normal pattern of services is: -
1st Sunday Holy Communion 5.30 p.m.
2nd Sunday Evensong 5.30 p.m.
3rd Sunday Informal Worship 4.30 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.> >
SPECIAL CHURCH SERVICES
8th September 2017 @ 5.30 p.m. HARVEST FESTIVAL followed by bring and share supper
12th October 2017 @ 5.30 p.m. A SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE
24th December 2017 @ 5.30 p.m. CHURCH CAROL SERVICE
25th December 2017 @ 9.00 a.m. CHRISTMAS DAY HOLY COMMUNION
NEWS FROM SMISBY
WE HAVE A RECTOR
The Revd. Steve Short and his family moved to Melbourne Rectory earlier this year and he is now in charge of the four parishes. We are delighted to have a young family living in the Rectory again. Steve came to us from a ministry in the north of Derby Diocese where he had two parishes; he is beginning to get to grips with the complexity that four parishes bring. You can read more about Steve on the Melbourne Parish website - http://www.melbourneparishchurch.org.uk/
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.