Welcome to the website for St James' Church, Abinger Common, RH5 6HZ
Map reference: TQ1145
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As you will gather as you browse over these pages, we are a church with a long history and, as a community, Abinger goes back even further.
Even if we take the Domesday Book as a start point, we have been a Christian worshipping community for a very long time. So, we are very proud of our church building. It has had a very chequered history, not least in the 20th Century. But now we are doing our best to meet the challenges of the 21st both for our building and church community.
Worship, praise, prayer and the reading of God's word are all part of our regular Sunday services, and if you are ever passing and would like to join us, we'd love to see you and make you feel welcome.
But we don't believe that our church building, any more than our faith, is just for Sundays. We have a drop-in once a month which focuses on our well-being and we also have a good-as-new clothes and books sale at the same time. We have a café night and we are hoping to develop more ways for the building to be useful to the community at large. We also believe in developing our understanding of the Christian faith: so we meet in small groups to study what practical things the Bible has to say about living out the Christian faith in today's world. Again, if you'd like to join us you are more than welcome; you should be able to find the dates somewhere on the website, failing that then do by all means get in touch.
Thank you for visiting the website; I hope you find it helpful, informative and enjoyable, and we look forward to giving you more than a virtual welcome when you visit us for real!
Tony Berry, Rector