Oasis Quiet Day

OASIS Quiet Days! Important announcement! 

After a very long rest, OASIS Quiet Days will be coming back very soon.

We are planning our return on: Thursday 9th May. 

For those who are unfamiliar with OASIS Days, they are held at St James’ Meltham Mills. 

We begin in the Hall with coffee and biscuits served from 9.45 – 10.15am. 

The Quiet Day then begins in the church promptly at 10.30am. There is a theme for the day to guide our thoughts. The theme will be ‘Times of Transition’ and it begins with a short Act of Worship using carefully selected music, readings and prayers.  After that, some people may choose to read, write, go for walk. Everyone is free to stay for as long as they wish. We know how busy life can be! 

We bring packed lunches and enjoy a time of fellowship from 12.00 – 1.00pm. After lunch we return to the church for a time of prayer followed by a simple service of Holy Communion in the Celtic tradition. We are always finished before 3.00pm 

This is just a brief outline- basically OASIS Days are a gift for everyone to press their ‘pause’ button and share in a time of rest and refreshment, a time of reflection, a time to be with God. 

More information from Jenny Mathers (, Daphne Green, Hester Deacon, Christine Woods and Christine Rolls.


If you have time to make a tray bake or similar to go with the drinks in St. James’ church at the end of the Easter trail, that would be lovely.  There will be someone in St. James’ from 8.30am on Saturday 30th or you could leave it at 15, Cardinal Close on Friday 29th.

Thank you

Beetle Drive

You are invited to have some fun at a Beetle Drive. 

Saturday 10th February


In the Parish Church Hall

Admission free 

Soft drinks will be provided or bring your own if you’d prefer something else!

Parish Communion and lunch

Sunday 28th January


St. James’ Church

Our Parish Communion will be followed by a lunch to which everyone is invited.

Please pass this message on to those who may not access the website or Facebook.

Thank you

Poppies for Remembrance

Thank you to Margaret Thorley for her hard work to create 2000 remembrance poppies and thank you to the volunteers who ‘planted’ them. The churchyard is full of this reminder and even on a wet November day they look stunning!