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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.  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

 

  

17th December 2017 @ 4.30 p.m.

STORIES AND POEMS FOR CHRISTMAS a service for all ages

24th December 2017 @ 6.00 p.m.

CHURCH CAROL SERVICE

25th December 2017 @ 9.00 a.m.

HOLY COMMUNION FOR CHRISTMAS DAY

21st January 2018 @ 4.30 p.m.

CHRISTINGLE SERVICE

 

 

 

Church News

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.