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‘Oasis’ Quiet Day

Wednesday 2nd October 

10.30am -3pm at St James’

The day will give you a safe, quiet space in which to relax, pray, feel ‘in the presence ‘ and generally have a ‘day off’ away from normal routine. 

Some inspiring words, music and images to guide your thoughts, but mainly…silence. A time to read, pray, meditate, think, go for a walk, whatever you feel in need of to help you relax and find refreshment in a Holy Place.

More details will be in October’s Magazine or from Christine Woods (852268) or Jenny Mathers (850839).

A creative retreat using poetry, silence and conversation Led by Adrian Scott

Adrian Scott is a poet, writer and amateur photographer who lives in the Rivelin Valley, Sheffield. He has written three books of poetry, one of prose, and has edited a collection of poetry by the two writing groups he facilitates.

Be attentive to the ordinary so that you can connect to a deeper sense of the sacred in your life’s journey. The tools of the retreat – writing, discussion, listening and silence – will help us to make sense of all that goes on within.

At St James’ Church, Meltham Mills, Holmfirth, HD9 4AL 7th September 2019 10.00 am to 4.00 pm The day includes a soup lunch, refreshments and cake. A suggested donation of between £5 and £10 to cover costs would be appreciated.

To book a place, please contact: Bethan Aspland (Email: bethan.lucy.aspland@outlook.com; Tel: 07963 876309) or Liz Ryan (Email: elizabeth.a.ryan@gmail.com; Tel: 07776 338724) Don’t forget to mention any dietary requirements.

Women’s Supper & Speaker Evening

The next Women’s Supper & Speaker Evening at St James’, will be held on 28th June, beginning with supper at 7.00pm.

 Our guest speaker will be our good friend Jane Collins, who will be telling us about her recent trip to Kyema, Uganda, where she visited the Meltham Mustard Seed project.

Everyone will be most welcome to join us for the evening. More information from Jenny Mathers- 850839.

‘Jigsaw’ visit

Sunday 16th June

Tim & Kate Lees, our ‘Jigsaw’ missionaries, will be preaching at 
St James’ during the 9.30 service.

We have supported the Tim, Kate and their family for many years through their Jigsaw ministry which is now part of the Church Missionary Society. They will be telling us about their new very exciting ministry in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.

A buffet lunch will be served after the service, from about 11.30 – 1.30 where you will be able to meet the family and catch up on their news.

If you would like to join us for the 9.30 service or for the lunch, you will be very welcome.

‘Oasis’ Quiet Day

The next OASIS Quiet Day will be taking place in St James’ on Wednesday 12th June.

Coffee will be available from 10.00am and the day will end by 3.00pm.

Everyone will be very welcome to join us for this day away from the normal, regular business of everyday life.

Please remember your packed lunch if staying all day.

More information from Jenny Mathers- 850839.

OASIS – A QUIET DAY for LENT.

‘My Peace I give you’.

St James’s Church, Meltham Mills,

Wednesday 27th March beginning with coffee in the hall from 10.00.

The Quiet Day starts in the Church at 10.30. There will be a short period of music; inspiring images; a reading and some prayers. The rest of the morning will be free for you to read; pray; sit and reflect; be creative with spiritual colouring and simply be at peace in a peaceful place.

Lunch and fellowship from 12 – 1.00. Please bring a packed lunch. Drinks and biscuits provided.

The afternoon is similar to the morning but about 2.15 we gather together for a simple Celtic Holy Communion Service lead by Rev Peter. The day ends by 3.00pm.

Come and see….stay as long as you wish. Take a break and have an hour or two just for yourself to feel and be in God’s perfect peace.

Contact Jenny Mathers 850839 for further information.

‘Oasis’ amendment

On Thursday 13th December at St James’ there will be an Oasis Quiet Day for Advent beginning with coffee from 10.00 and ending by 3.00pm.

Come and spend some time in this quiet and special place reflecting on the meaning of the Christmas story and how God’s gift to the world can bring us from darkness into light.

Drinks and biscuits will be available, but please bring a packed lunch if you are staying all day.

‘Oasis’ Quiet Day update

On Thursday 13th December at St James’ there will be an Oasis Quiet Day for Advent beginning with coffee from 10.00 and ending by 3.00pm.

Come and spend some time in this quiet and special place reflecting on the meaning of the Christmas story and how God’s gift to the world can bring us from darkness into light.

Drinks and biscuits will be available, but please bring a packed lunch if you are staying all day.

“Crisis” Coffee Morning

Thank you to everyone who supported the “Crisis” coffee morning. It really is a team effort and it couldn’t happen without our volunteers, the donations to the stalls and the visitors. The church looked great, there was a good atmosphere and we have raised £3,540 for the charity.

‘Crisis’ Coffee Morning

“Crisis” Coffee Morning

Saturday 24th November

10.00 – 12.00

St. James’ Church, Meltham Mills

Stalls for this year include:
Burhouse Beads
Traditional sweets
Crafts and gifts
Silent auction

Please support this event which raises money for the “Crisis” charity which helps the homeless throughout the year.

There will also be a stall selling Community Cards for the Welcome Centre and a stall raising funds for Operation Christmas Child.