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

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: An 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.

This Week’s Services

These are our services next Sunday, 17th November, in Bramley and Little London.

  • 8.00: Holy Communion – Little London
  • 9:00 Sunday@Nine – Cross House
  • 10.30: Morning Worship – St James

This Sunday, we continue our series studying the first seven chapters of Paul’s magnificent letter to the Romans.  In this letter Paul lays out the length and breadth of the Christian gospel message, underlining God’s love for the human race, despite our constant tendency to go our own way, turning our backs on God and His purpose for our lives.  This is the letter which took Martin Luther from the depths of spiritual despair over his own sinfulness to the heights of thankfulness and praise to God, as it showed him how God had rescued people through Jesus Christ from the condemnation we richly deserved.  We could even say that this letter is the foundation stone, the written constitution, of the Reformation.

Please do come and join us!

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 next Sunday, 17th November:

  • 10.00am – St Leonard’s, Sherfield on Loddon: Holy Communion & Sunday Club