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Lent Appeal 2017

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

  Our Lent Appeal this year has been arranged in conjunction with Iraqi Christians in Need (ICIN): www.icin.org.uk. This wonderful charity – which has very low overheads – supports Iraqi Christians who are suffering, displaced, destitute and persecuted.  ICIN has identified for us a self-contained project which supports refugee children in Amman, Jordan – where […]

Lent discussion group on Wednesdays from 11.00 am to 12 noon

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

  All are very welcome to join our Lent discussion group: The York Course – ‘Receiving Christ’ – is at 11.00 am at St James from 8 March to 5 April, straight after the Wednesday Eucharist.    

Lent course on Thursday evenings

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

  Why not come to an ecumenical Lent course on Returning Home: Christian Faith in Encounter with Other Faiths? The course is presented by a variety of speakers from three churches. Each session begins at 7.30 pm. Thursday 9 March: St James Norlands Thursday 16 March: St James Norlands Thursday 23 March: United Reformed Church, Allen […]

David Suchet reads the Gospel of Mark

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

  There will be a parish outing to St Paul’s Cathedral to hear David Suchet read the entire Gospel of Mark: from 6.30 to 8.30 pm on Tuesday 28 March. If you would like to come, please let the clergy or office know by 1 March, and we will book you a free ticket. We […]

Read a book for Lent

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

  To learn about Christians in Iraq (the focus of our Lent Appeal), why not read Christianity in Iraq: Its Origins and Development to the Present Day (third edition 2016) by Rassam Suha. Fr Alan has a copy which you can borrow once he has read it, or you can order it from Amazon.

Introduction to Lent

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

  The date of Easter is determined by the Paschal Full Moon, and can fall anywhere between the 21 March and the 27 April. Ash Wednesday can therefore fall between 3 February (the day after Candlemas) and 12 March. This year Ash Wednesday is fairly late – on 1 March. The day before Ash Wednesday is […]

Our parish link with All Saints Manhattan

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

  Here is an introductory letter from the Rector of our sister church in Manhattan – All Saints . . . (http://allsaintsnyc.org/)   Dear Future Friends at St. Clement and St James! Was it Oscar Wilde or George Bernard Shaw who said something like, England and America are two nations divided by a common language? […]

Living the Light: a Course to Prepare for Advent

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

  All are welcome to attend the Living the Light course to prepare for Advent, 11.00 am – 12 noon at St James. This runs on Wednesdays throughout November, beginning on 9 November and concluding on 30 November.

Updated data on poverty in the parish

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

  The Church Urban Fund produces data on poverty in England. This new survey puts our parish among the most deprived in the country (ranking 828 out of 12,599, where 1 is the most deprived parish). Child Poverty is ranked at 34% (Ranked 580/12,599; 1=most deprived). Working age poverty is ranked at 18% (Ranked 1,020/12,599). Pensioner Poverty is ranked at 37% (Ranked […]

One Year On: Responding to the Refugee Crisis

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

  All are welcome to attend this conference on Saturday 5 November. Please speak to the clergy if you are interested.