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

Sunday 27th May – Trinity Sunday

These are our services in Bramley this coming weekend:

  • 8.00am: Holy Communion – St James
  • 9.00am: Sunday@nine – Cross House
  • 10.30am: Holy Communion – St James’s

At Sunday@nine this week, we shall be continuing with the second session of our eight-week course, Discipleship Explored.  Working through Paul’s letter to the church in Philippi, the course helps us see what it really means to be a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ, how we are to follow him day by day in our work, our leisure, our studies, our care for children – whatever we are doing.

At our 10.30 service of Holy Communion, we shall be studying the same Bible passage as in the course, Philippians 1:12-26: this week’s session is entitled “Living for Christ”.

We do hope you will come and join us at one of our services this week.

Word for the Week

The primary focus of our first session of Discipleship Explored focused on the question, “How can I be confident that I really am a follower of Jesus?”  Over the 8 weeks of our course, we shall be studying the letter that the apostle Paul wrote to the churches in Philippi, as well as a number of other passages in the Bible that develop our understanding of what it means to be one of Jesus’ followers.

How can I be confident that I really am a follower of Jesus?  Because as I see Him at work in my life, even in tiny ways, I know He is going to keep me in His grip and never let go.

  • God in His goodness is completely in control – not just when things are going the way we want them to, but also when they aren’t.
  • We see this played out as Jesus was dying on the cross: the greatest imaginable good was being achieved by God even when human beings were doing their very worst.
  • Because God is in control, we can be confident that nothing can prevent Him from completing the good work He has begun in every believer (Philippians 1:6)
  • We can be confident that God is working to change us internally if our lives are starting to reflect this externally.
  • Because God is at work in us, we won’t be passive. We’ll want to respond by growing in our knowledge and love of Him. (Philippians 1:9-11)  And when we see this happening, we can be confident that we are genuinely followers of Jesus.
Monday   Philippians 1:1-11
Tuesday   Ephesians 2:1-10
Wednesday   John 14:1-10
Thursday   John 10:11-28
Friday   John 11:17-27
Saturday   Philippians 1:12-26

 

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.

These are the services at other churches in our benefice this Sunday, 20th May:

  • 8.30am: St Mary’s, Hartley Wespall: Holy Communion
  • 10.00am: St Leonard’s, Sherfield-on-Loddon: Together in Worship