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

Next week’s services

 Sunday, 25th June: 

  • No early services at 8.00 or at 9.00

10.30 OPEN AIR SONGS OF PRAISE on Clift Meadow!

We do hope you will come and join us in singing some favourite hymns, accompanied by the brass players of Tadley Band.

Afterwards, we’re serving tea, coffee, squash and cookies for all.

Everyone warmly welcome!

 

Word for the Week

As Paul preached to the listening crowd in the synagogue in Antioch in Pisidia, he showed them how the Jewish Scriptures, with which they were all familiar, the Old Testament as we know it, actually carried the message that Jesus came to fulfil – that it was always God who took the initiative to come looking for the lost, God who reached out to save, God who sent saviours to rescue those whom He loved.

Using examples from Israel’s history, Paul showed his hearers how God’s grace was always the vital factor.  He delivered the Israelites from the hand of Pharaoh, using Moses as His servant.  He enabled them to march into the Promised Land and to conquer the nations who occupied it.

And God went on rescuing them, sending leaders, “judges” and kings, who led them into battle and, depending on God’s might, enabled them to be victorious over their enemies.  And now, points out Paul, He is doing the same thing again, offering to everyone a rescue from the worst oppressors we face, enemies against whom we have no defences: sin and death.  We can contribute nothing to our rescue – God has to do it all.  And He does it because He loves us.

What Old Testament references might Paul have used in his sermon?  Our readings this week look at the Bible quotations he did use in his talk as well as others that point in the same direction.

Monday    Exodus 3:1-12
Tuesday    Exodus 15:1-18
Wednesday    Deuteronomy 9:1-6
Thursday    Isaiah 55:1-13
Friday    Psalm 2
Saturday    Psalm 16

 

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 to worship the living God.

There is one other service on Sunday 25th June in our Benefice:

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