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Events and Fundraising

1811 - 2021: Over 200 years of witness and service

You are invited to join us in any of our events, to see our wonderful Church, and join our services - "Come and see!"

Please note any information to be included here can be sent to: newsletter@stjameswoolton.org

 

CAN YOU HELP? - There are also always places in the Sunday morning service (and on the afternoon telephone worship) for readers. Plus we need help with the ongoing maintenance of our church and hall grounds - none of the jobs are arduous - can you think about giving  your time? 

Announcements

Coffee mornings are now on a Thursday - tea, coffee, biscuits and toasted snacks will be available from 09.30 to 11.30 am.

Tea and coffee will also be served on the 1st and 2nd Sunday each month, the weekly news sheet will remind us of these dates.

Our Church Pastoral visitors perform an amazing job of offering care to all members of our Church and congregation. However, several have had to retire recently, and we are in URGENT need of more people to join our team. Each are allocated a group that they stay connected with, offering spiritual support in times of joy and sorrow. We work together as a team and training is provided on a regular basis. If you would like to find out more about the role, please speak to Irene Elliott or Peter Hughes. As with all the roles in our Church, Pastoral Visitors will now be safely recruited which will include the need to provide referees, have a DBS check and attend Safeguarding Training.

Monetary Offerings: Your monetary donations are vital to the running and future of St. James Church, please contact Margaret Dee if you would like to change your giving to a Standing Order or join the Weekly Envelope scheme (out now). Also, if you are a UK taxpayer, please consider Gift Aid.

 

Recycling: We no longer recycle batteries, ink cartridges or spectacles please use the supermarket collection points and opticians respectively.

 

Church Flowers: If you would like to donate money for flowers, please speak to Jonquil Dickson who can arrange the donation, we have many dates available. We then deliver flowers to people afterwards, If you know someone who you feel would be blessed by receiving flowers, please speak to a steward. We are also looking for volunteers to deliver flowers out to people.

St James Woolton Liverpool concert
St James Woolton Liverpool evening event
St James Woolton Liverpool choir concert
St James Woolton Liverpool Easter cross inside

Fund Raising Updates: 

The Benevolent Fund collection at the covenant communion service on 21 January for the Christians Against Poverty Princes Park Debt Relief Project realised £207.53 plus gift aid. Many thanks to everyone who contributed.

A good time was had by all as we sang carols round the Village this year, we collected for the charities that the supermarkets supported and a letter of thanks from Oliver King Foundation, supported by Sainsburys.  Roy and Lynne also sang at Coast on Christmas morning as they offered drinks and food free of charge to people who needed a warm welcome on what can be a difficult day.  Here’s to more joyful singing in 2024!

We received thanks from the staff in the local homeless charities, Refuge Centres and the YMCA centre to which your Christmas donations were given. Thank you to all who gave so generously. Your gifts were gratefully received and help so much to make Christmas a happier time than some children and adults have ever had.

 

Our Christmas Fayre raised £900.00, thanks to everyone who helped and to all who supported us on the day. 

A big 'thank you' to everyone involved in the Organ Playing Day, either in the arrangements for making it possible, or by supporting it in any way at all, including, of course, coming along to listen. Everyone seemed to enjoy a happy day, musical items from Bach to the Wallace and Gromit theme tune were played, and just about everything in between! Plus, the collection for Little Hearts Matter raised £278.81 plus gift aid. 

The Coffee Morning in August raised £305. Thanks to everyone who supported us and to all of those who helped on the day.

 

The collection for Demelza Childrens Hospice was £200 plus gift aid and the collection for Action for Children raised £170.01, plus gift aid. Many thanks to all those who contributed. 

 

Thank you so much for supporting Mercy Ships, your kind donations reached a total of £160 which will help people find hope and healing.


Please keep the Whitechapel Centre on your shopping list and drop the into the box in church, every donation is very much appreciated.

The Methodist Homes (MHA)collection raised £248.90 + gift aid, thank you!

A massive thank you for everyone who offered their support, prayers and donated to Christian Aid for Jane Laverty's walk. The sponsored walk to Southport raised £957 and the envelopes £160, a grand total of £1,117. Debbie Stanford's half-marathon fundraising reached over £200 for Parkinson's UK. Thank you again, it means a lot to Debbie and her family.

Thank you to all those who donated chocolate eggs or cash for Centre 56 and Refuge Centre. Cash donations went to Centre 56 and the chocolate eggs to the Refuge Centre.

Thank you also to all those who drop their small change in our collection bucket. This has run since 1992, and we are incredibly grateful for your donations!

 

Thank you to all those who have helped renovate JIMMY the horse in the church garden. If you would like to donate, please speak with Roy or Lynne Barker. Don’t forget, you are welcome to use the garden.

Dan Holmes leading St James with 'Sing Amen".

Explore Dan's music on the following link, https://www.danholmesmusic.com 

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