ST JAMES CHURCH 180th ANNIVERSARY

ST JAMES CHURCH 180th ANNIVERSARY

The church was opened on 5th August 1840 and consecrated on 28th November by Bishop Thomas Griffiths of London. We commemorate the opening of the church and give thanks to God for the priests and people who have gathered for Mass and the Sacraments in St James church...
GOODBYE, GOD BLESS YOU AND THANK YOU

GOODBYE, GOD BLESS YOU AND THANK YOU

As I retire and leave the parish I want to thank you for your kindness, generosity, love and support over the last 10 years. I have been very happy here and will greatly miss being part of this great vibrant faith community. This week I have been receiving lots of...
APPEAL FOR FUNDING FOR NEW PERMANENT CAMERAS

APPEAL FOR FUNDING FOR NEW PERMANENT CAMERAS

I wish to launch a fundraising appeal for the installation of a fixed camera system for the internet streaming of Masses, Funerals, Weddings and Baptisms from St James church. We would like to purchase 3 high resolution cameras to be installed in the church to help us...
THE ‘KINGDOM OF GOD’ – THE DREAM FOR JESUS

THE ‘KINGDOM OF GOD’ – THE DREAM FOR JESUS

This Sunday’s Gospel includes three more short parables on the ‘Kingdom of God’. Jesus used the term ’The Kingdom of God, the reign of God’ to describe a whole way of living with God. ‘The Kingdom of God’ is not a place or a territory. Jesus was concerned about...
STORIES ABOUT THE ‘KINGDOM OF HEAVEN’

STORIES ABOUT THE ‘KINGDOM OF HEAVEN’

Again today we hear another parable about the ‘Kingdom of Heaven’. It suggests that we are a Church of saints and sinners. We are not an elitist Church. Our God is all about forgiveness, tolerance and love. All of us are seeking to renew our life, to develop a deeper...
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