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Lent Lunch

On Sunday 26th St. James, Abinger we will be hosting a Lent Lunch at 12pm – a simple meal to mark the beginning of Lent.

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Sermon 5th February 2023

Malachi 3:1-5 Luke 2:22-40 Have you ever made sandcastles on the beach? I remember as a child trying to dig a massive hole in the sand in an attempt to get to Australia. If I just dig deep enough and long enough I will eventually emerge upside down in Oz. With my childlike understanding I

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If reading is your thing, then how about joining me to read and discuss this book? ‘Failure’ by Emma Ineson is a book about what Jesus said about sin, mistakes and messing things up.  Meeting at the Rectory on Monday 27th February February at 7pm for an initial get together then again on completion of the

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Starting on Tuesday 28th February at 7pm at St. James, Abinger then alternating with Coldharbour for 6 weeks Rev’d Kia Pakenham will be running a Taketime Lent Course. This is an opportunity to enter the Easter story using our imaginations. You will be guided through a meditation using one of the Gospel readings where we

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Ash Wednesday

There will be a Benefice Ash Wednesday service at St. Mary’s Holmbury on the 22nd February at 7pm to which we are all warmly invited.

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What is lent all about? Lent is the period of 40 days which comes before Easter in the Christian calendar. Beginning on Ash Wednesday, this year falling on February 22nd. Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter. By observing the 40 days of Lent, Christians replicate Jesus Christ’s sacrifice and withdrawal

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Regular Activities

If you would like to join us for coffee, croissants and catching up, we would love to see you.

When: Every Wednesday
What time: 8.45am
Where: At St. James’ Church

Choral Services at St. James'

All Age Choral Communion at 10.30am on the first Sunday of each month.

Choral Evensong at 6.00pm on the second Sunday of each month (except in August).

Please join us and enjoy some wonderful music from our choir.

Head to the Choir page for more details.

Join us for 30 minutes of quiet contemplation.

A great way to reboot the mind and soul before the beginning of the week.

When: Fourth Sunday of every month
What time: 6.00pm
Where: At St. James’ Church

Messy Church

Every second Saturday of the month, starting on Saturday 10th September from 3 to 5pm.

An invitation for younger families to come along to make new friends, catch up with old ones and enjoy craft, music, stories and food together.

When: Every second Saturday of the month
What time: 3-5pm
Where: At St. James’ Church

Youth Alpha At the Rectory

Aimed at 12 to 18 year olds who are interested in discussing and debating the big questions in life.

A safe and fun way to find out more about faith, with pizza!

When:  Every Sunday
What time: 4-5.30pm
Where: At The Rectory, Abinger Common

Small Groups

For mustard seeds and oak trees alike!

Are you someone who might like to be part of a small group exploring your faith and how to live it out in the real world?

If you are interested in this then get in touch

Coming soon

February at St. James' Candlemas

A light to be our guide in darkness

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