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, 24th September 

  • 8.00am Holy Communion – Bramley
  • No Sunday@nine today
  • 10.30am Harvest Thanksgiving service – St James’s

There will be no Sunday@nine service this Sunday.  We shall all meet in the church at 10.30 for our Harvest Thanksgiving service.  Please do bring your gifts of food, fresh, dried or tinned, so we can pass them on to those in need.  A speaker from Tear Fund will be with us.

Following the service we shall enjoy a Harvest Lunch together in Cross House.  There is a sign-up list in the church porch, but you are welcome to come along even if you haven’t signed up: there will be plenty of food, we’re confident.

Word for the Week

Last Sunday morning at St James’s, we celebrated the baptism of two baby boys, Henry, who’s 8 months old,  and Maxwell, who is a year old.

Their mums and dads would be pretty worried if they’d stayed at birth weight all this time, or if they hadn’t developed into the energetic, vigorous little guys that they are today.  The parents’ expectation is that those babies will grow up: first into little boys, and then to big boys, then on to adolescence and ultimately to manhood. And all the way through, those parents will be doing everything they can to feed and nurture them, to help them progress naturally on to the next stage in their development.

That is just what Paul was seeking to do with the Colossian church.  He wanted to help them grow to full maturity in their faith, strong, fruitful, unshakable in their love for Christ and for one another.  In the passage we read on Sunday, Colossians 1:24 to 2:5, Paul describes how he does that: he presents the word of God in its fullness; he proclaims the lordship of Christ; and he pastors them as the people of God.

Our readings this week reflect on this process of growing up and maturing in our Christian faith.

Monday   Psalm 1
Tuesday   Hosea 14
Wednesday   John 15:9-17
Thursday   1 Peter 2:1-10
Friday   1 Corinthians 3:1-9
Saturday   Hebrews 5:11-6:3

 

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.

This Sunday, 24th September, at 10.00am, there will be a Harvest Thanksgiving service at St Leonard’s, Sherfield-on-Loddon, followed by a Faith Lunch in the church centre.