We at St James hope that
wonderful 2017 Year was had by all.
Christmas Season Services.
Stir up Sunday
26th November at 9.00 am. The creation of the church Christmas cake during the service all members of the congregation share in the combination and mixing of the cake batter before it goes into the Hall oven to cook. Service followed by Holy Communion.
3rd December at 9.00 am The blessing of the church and families Advent Wreaths followed by Holy Communion Service .
Nine Lessons and Carols:
10th December at 7.00 pm. a service of the Christmas story in song, word and Choir.
24th December at 11.30 pm. This is a midnight service where Christmas Day is welcomed in at 12 midnight by ringing of the bells. Followed by the first Holy Communion for Christmas.
25th December at 9.00 am A celebration Service where the food bin will be blessed before being sent to the Auckland City Mission Service is followed by Holy Communion.
Merry Christmas to all
Note that Evening Prayer services have restarted at the usual time of 7.00 pm.
Where there is a 5th Sunday in the month. The evening service is the sung from the 1662/1928 old prayer book. A reflection on our past worship. ("O Lord open thou our lips and our mouths shall proclaim your praise")
Evening Prayer will be on hold till the first Sunday evening in February 2018
Mens Breakfasts. These are now on hold untill the third Saturday in February 2018.