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D&G Concert

The D&G choir under the direction of Martin Hall present a concert of French music, to include Faure’s Requiem. St James’ church at 7:30pm on Saturday 24th June. Tickets £10 from

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Yehudi Menuhin Concert

Pupils of the Yehudi Menuhin School are coming to St. James’ Abinger! On Sunday 21st May, pupils of the Yehudi Menuhin School will be giving a lunchtime concert at St. James’ Abinger. The concert will start at 12.30pm. There are a limited number of tickets available for this event, which will be a fundraising concert to

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How is your Prayer Life

Prayer is fundamental to who we are as Christians. We all know how important it is, but also how difficult and complicated we can make it! Would you like to feel closer to God?  Do you sometimes find it hard to pray? Do you wish you could make more sense of how God is working

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Light up the World in Prayer

Across the globe from Ascension to Pentecost, we are encouraged to join with the wave of prayer as we pray for those of our friends and family who are yet to discover God’s love for them. At the back of church are some free Novena booklets with daily bible readings, based on the Gospel of

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Sermon 14th May 2023

Reflection for Evensong 14th May 2023 This reflection is based on the hymn Christ is our Corner-stone which we will be singing at the start of Sunday’s choral evensong. “Christ is made the sure foundation, and the precious corner-stone, who, the two walls underlying, bound in each, binds both in one, Holy Sion’s help for

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Sermon 2023-05-07

Coronation Sermon Were you glued to your television screens yesterday?Did you manage the whole thing?What impacted you the most?The pomp and ceremony? After all we do do these things well don’t we?!The commentary?Who was there and who wasn’t? For me I was, rather ashamedly, struck by the sacramental and sacred nature of the whole thing.

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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 8th April 2023
April 2023

Messy Church

Every second Saturday of the month, 3 to 4:30pm.

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: 3-4:30 pm
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

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