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Arranging a Wedding or Baptism?

Look no further!

Our team of clergy are always on hand to help you with preparations and offer advice.

Contact a member of our clergy team by clicking here

Parish Magazine for Christmas and January

This is available here on line or in hard copy from the church. We hope you enjoy reading the magazine and would welcome any comments for further improvements.

Tour and Tea

A unique opportunity to have a guided tour of Saint James' Church, learn about the history and some of the exciting stories locked within its walls! One of the original bibles from 1617 will be on display. Following your tour tuck into some delicious cakes and scones. Book now to avoid disappointment.

i Phone iPad? Try iPrayer - God is listening!

In the church you will find a prayer board for you to attach your own prayers. Prayers from the board are offered at Sunday worship. We would like to extend this facility to those who view our web page or Facebook page on line. Click here and leave a prayer in our comments box. Please leave your name and something about why the prayer has been requested.

Just Giving Page

Our new Just Giving page has been launched. We do hope you can support Saint James'. We are continuing to serve Quedgeley & Kingsway during these difficult times whilst supporting the up keep of the church building. A donation no matter how small will help us enormously. Please support us.

Click here to support Saint James'. Don't delay - Give today!

Tea@2

Every Wednesday at 2pm until 4pm in the church. A 'get together' with tea and cake. Please come and join us (coffee available if that is your choice!). Quiz and Bingo, plus a chance to have a natter with old and new friends. We are now closed until FEBRUARY 2ND. Please note new date!

Worried? Depressed?

These are challenging times and it can take a strain on our mental health. There are two NHS websites that may help. Click on the links nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters and talk2gether.nhs.uk

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Why not come and join us?

We are a friendly group of people and always happy to welcome new faces. Do come and join us. There are two services taking place each week. The Sunday Holy Eucharist service commences at 10.30am every Sunday. The Wednesday morning Holy Eucharist service begins at 10.00am.

The church is open from 9.30am -4pm every week day for private prayer. Our Assistant clergy can still be contacted via phone. Please click here

Our parish magazine under the Editorship of Fr. Hugh Broad is still being produced and is distributed electronically through the social media and is available on this website.

Our parish weekly newsletter, compiled by Fr. Ian Robb is also available on this website letting people know what is going on in the parish and sets out some prayers that you may like to use at this very challenging time.

Whilst we aren’t able to ‘live stream’ church services The clergy produce a ‘Thought for the Week’ This is available on this website and our face book page. We have also produced several videos all still available on Facebook.

Covid has hit our finances very hard; being mindful of our call to be good stewards of all God has given us, we need to consider our financial support of our church. We commend to you the Parish Giving Scheme

Be assured that we continue a ministry to the parish. Please contact Revd. Canon Michael Garland 01452 720872 if you require further information.

New Priest in charge

We are pleased to announce that the Revd. Dr Mark Siddall has been appointed as our new Priest in charge. Fr Mark is currently curate in charge of the Draycot Group of Churches in the Diocese of Bristol, and he has sent us this short message to be shared with you all:

Dear people of St James and St Mary Magdalene, Quedgeley.

We are very excited to be joining you, worshipping with you, and serving the Benefice of Quedgeley alongside you and your team of experienced ministers in your beautiful church. Our children, Daniel and Emily, are excited to be starting a new school and this move will be a big adventure for us all. We already have a very warm impression of you from our visit on the day of the interview and we are looking forward to moving forward together with you. Please remember us in your prayers as we will pray for you and as we all prepare for a new stage in the life of Christ’s Church in Quedgeley together.

Your brothers and sisters in Christ - Mark, Erica, Emily, and Daniel.

Fr Mark’s appointment is subject to the completion of the statutory HR processes. Bishop Rachel expects to license Fr Mark here at St James’ Church in May next year.

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Can you help?

Please support Saint James' - we need you!

We are all living in unprecedented times. The church is no exception. Throughout the last few months Saint James' has continued wherever possible to continue its ministry in serving the people in Quedgeley & Kingsway.

The doors of the church are open on a daily basis for private prayer. Church volunteers have supported those who are vulnerable and assist others. Our parish clergy have been readily available.

Unfortunately due to the church being unable to hold its usual services, weddings and baptisms our finances are suffering. The church still needs to be maintained. The roof still needs to be repaired! Those costs will not go away. A regular contribution, no matter how small will help.

Our most recent Quinquennial report is available here to read

If you can help, no matter how great or small click here for a standing order form to send to your bank.

Alternatively click on here for our JUST GIVING page for a one off donation - all donations are really welcome. Thank you. Please do support us - we really do need your help! Thank you to the people who so far have kindly donated to our Just Giving page.

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Tea @ 2 will be back in February! The opening has been delayed due to Covid. Let's all keep safe!

Coffee Morning

A Coffee Morning is being held on Saturday 19th March in aid of church funds. Please support!
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Family Occasions

Thought for the Week

Each week a member of our clergy team produces a 'Thought for the Week' You'll find it in the pages of our weekly newsletter. Quite thought provoking, sometimes controversial, but always worth reading. Click here to read the latest!

Would you like a copy of our newsletter sent to you?

If you would like a personal copy of our weekly newsletter sent direct to you, then please click here. Fill in your email address and we'll ensure we add you onto to our weekly email listing.

Church Cleaning

This is presently carried out by a team of volunteers, but sadly the team is now rather small in number.

Please come and lend a hand - we need to keep the building clean for all those who come in during the week.

Please contact our Church Wardens - Jackie Broad 01452 541078 or Paul Price - 07595264559

Safeguarding The parish of Quedgeley is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Gloucester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services You will be able to find our Safeguarding policies on this website here

Church Office Opening Times

  • The church office is now closed.

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