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 in Bramley and Little London this coming Sunday, 24th February:

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

We do hope you will come and join us at one of these services.  All three services will be led by our minister, the Rev’d John Lenton, newly returned from holiday.

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Word for the Week

St. Luke’s account of the Beatitudes is known as the Sermon on the Plain, a reference to chapter 6 verse 17: ” Jesus went down with His disciples and stood on a level place.”

Three groups of people are present to hear Jesus speak; the Apostles, a great crowd of disciples and a great multitude of people from all over Judea, Jerusalem and the coast of Tyre & Sidon ( the latter coming to be healed of their diseases).Also seeking healing  were people being troubled by unclean spirits ( vs 17b-18).

The multitude came to Jesus because they had heard that He could help them – and help them He did!Jesus heals all of them (v. 19) and teaches them as well. He lifted up His eyes to his disciples and said (vs. 20-26 ):
“Blessed are you who are poor….you who hunger now…you who weep now…you whom people will hate…exclude and mock.”, Four blessings followed immediately by four woes: for “you who are rich… you who are full…who laugh now…Woe to you when all people speak well of you, for that is how their fathers treated the false prophets.”

Monday Matthew 5:1-12
Tuesday Isaiah. 55:1-6
Wednesday Luke 4:14-21
Thursday John 15:18-26
Friday Matthew 25:31-40
Saturday Luke 1:46-55

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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 in the other churches in our Benefice this Sunday, 24th  February:

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

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