A variety of worship styles – which one is for you?

On most Sundays, we have three morning services, each one reflecting a different style of worship – but all three committed to worshipping the same Lord and reflecting on His word, the Bible.  Our aim is that the variety of styles will allow everyone to find an approach to worship that matches their own preference, so that they can glorify God in the way that suits them best.

8.00 Holy Communion: A quiet, reflective service without music.  We always have a short (8-10 minutes) address on the Bible, following the same theme as the other two services.

9.00 Sunday@nine: A very informal, lively and relaxed service which takes place over in Cross House, our church hall, with upbeat music led by a small band.  Coffee/tea and breakfast pastries are served from 8.45 and throughout the service.  Children and babies are welcome at all the services, but at this service we have activities for younger children (3-8 years) in the Shell Club and for older children (8 and up) in JAM (“Jesus and Me”).  There are soft toys and cushions for tinies at the back of the hall.  The sermon is always based on a Bible passage and is the same as that preached at 10.30.

10.30 Worship: A more structured Church of England morning service, using words from Common Worship or the Book of Common Prayer, and with more traditional hymns accompanied by our lovely organ.  The sermon, as mentioned, is the same as that preached at 9.00, and focuses on a passage from the Bible.  Children and babies are very welcome, but there is no particular provision for them at this service.

Welcome

Welcome to the website of St James, Bramley.  We hope you will find it helpful and informative, and would be delighted to welcome you to come and worship God with us on a Sunday soon.

To find the church with a SatNav, use the postcode RG26 5DF

This Week’s Services

These are the services this Sunday, 28th April, in Bramley and Little London

  • 8.00 Holy Communion – St James
  • 9.00 Sunday@nine – Cross House
  • 10.30 Holy Communion – St James

We do hope you will join us for one of these services, when we shall be picking up once more the exciting story of how the early Church spread like wildfire across the Middle East and into Europe, as described in the book of the Acts of the Apostles.

Word for the Week

God looks at our lives from an eternal perspective, and invites us to answer challenging questions about what is truly meaningful in our lives.  “Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labour on what does not satisfy?”

They’re good questions.  Why, asks God, do we devote such a lot of our time and attention and commitment to things that don’t last, things that we know will wear out and leave us empty-handed?  Why do we busy ourselves with activities that fill our time to overflowing but can never meet our deepest needs or give us a sense of fulfilling what we were designed for?

God makes us a much better offer: “Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare…”  God knows what will truly satisfy us, the things that will quench our deep inner thirst.

Whether we acknowledge it or not, everyone of us has a thirst that can only be quenched by God in the person of Jesus Christ.  On the first Easter Day, the disciples, the women, the travellers to Emmaus, all came face to face with the risen Christ, the One who offers us living water.  “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters.”

That is God’s call to us: come and drink at the spring of the water of life, which is His Son, Jesus Christ.

 

Monday   John 4:1-26
Tuesday   Psalm 1
Wednesday   Exodus 17:1-7
Thursday   John 2:1-11
Friday   John 7:37-44
Saturday   Revelation 21:1-8

 

 

Other Services in our Benefice

Our parish of Bramley and Little London is part of a group of parishes known as a Benefice. We work together, sharing resources and helping one another out when needed, while also retaining our individual styles and preferences as we worship the living God.

There is just one service elsewhere in our Benefice next Sunday, 28th April:

  • 10.00am, St Leonard’s, Sherfield on Loddon: Together in Worship

 

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