Nexus in August: God in the Movies

Back by popular demand: Our August series “God in the Movies” at our 6.30pm Nexus evening service!

August sees the return of an old favourite: The sermon series “God in the Movies” at all our Nexus services with five recent movies. Each evening is an opportunity to explore a big theme raised in a film and to reflect biblically on it. From 8pm we will show the whole movie – popcorn included.  This is a great series to invite friends to or to come together with your teenage children or grandchildren (all films are rated 12A or lower). You can download a postcard with all the dates by clicking on the thumbnail below:

Aug 03
Philomena (Drama, 2013, 12A)
Grace, truth, and the people of God

Aug 10
Gravity (SciFi Thriller, 2013, 12A)
What do you hold on to when all is lost?

Aug 17
Happy Feet (Animation, 2006, U)
Let everything that had breath 
 praise The Lord!

Aug 24
Saving Mr. Banks (Drama, 2013, PG)
Escaping your past – Does ‘A spoonful of sugar 
 make the medicine go down’?

Aug 31
War Horse (Drama, 2011, 12A)
Friendship, loyalty and the providence of God


Watch the whole film after the service from 8.00pm (Popcorn and soft drinks will be provided!)

The Global Leadership Summit @ St James Gerrards Cross

At St James we are excited to be hosting the Global Leadership Summit 2014. The Summit is a world-class experience for leaders who want to get better. Everybody has influence and the responsibility to lead well. When cultivated in a culture of Christ-centred leadership, your influence can change lives and the organisations in which you lead. Leaders worldwide use the Summit to sharpen their skills and to unleash the full potential of their teams. This is a unique opportunity to learn from world class leaders.

If you are a member of St James please use the host church sign-up page here:


All other delegates, please register here:



Watch the promo video here:


For more details about the GLS go to:


Later at St James 11th May

GX Fun Run

We need your help. You can sign up after the services on Sunday or by emailing Di Rowlandson at
Here is a list of ways you can help:
GX Fun Run  11.5.2014
8 am team -10 to help with set up.
4.00pm- 5 litter picking team 
4.00pm – 4 to help with pack down
Help also needed to supervise
  • Promiseland – Biscuit decorating - 10 helpers  -2 Each hour
  • 5 welcomers to talk to visitors about St James literature, church magazines etc)
  • Bouncy Castle Jane Brown overseeing -10 helpers -2 each hour to take money etc
  • Climbing wall –– 10 people-2 people to take money each hour
Running teams – if you want to run register on the fun run web site

An Evening with Amy Orr-Ewing

Sandy Millar Seminar


Sandy was the Vicar at Holy Trinity Brompton from 1985 – 2005. Sandy encouraged HTB to plant seven churches during that time. He was the Vicar at HTB during a time of renewal and was a close friend of John Wimber. Sandy will be sharing his experience and wisdom from his time at HTB and talking about how we welcome the fullness of The Spirit in every aspect of our lives. This seminar will also give time for extended group work and prayer ministry.

The afternoon seminar is a repeat of the morning, please only come to one!


A.M. Seminar 9.30-12.30

P.M.  Seminar 2.00-5.00

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The Holy Spirit: Special Seminars


The Person & The Work of The Holy Spirit Spring Seminars

Special seminars have been arranged to complement our spring series in 2014. They are free of charge, but please let us know you are coming by signing up at the bottom of this page.

Our Final seminar is:

Tuesday April 8th, 8.00pm
‘Prophecy & Tongues’
  Jim Graham, retired senior Pastor Gold Hill Baptist Church.

Jim Graham is a Scot. Read for a Masters Degree in Philosophy and History at Glasgow University and went on to read for a Bachelors Degree in Theology at Trinity College, Glasgow. He was married to Anne ( a doctor ) who died last year.  They have four children and nine grandchildren.  Came to Gold Hill in 1968 and led the church for 27 years.  Jim will be taking us through the biblical perspective on these particular Spiritual Gifts and how they are relevant in the church today.




For a general introduction to our spring series click here…

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Alpha starts 1st and the 7th May – click for more information.

Introduction to Sermon Series: The Person and the Work of The Holy Spirit

To download an introduction to the upcoming sermon series as a PDF, click below:

Holy Spirit Series

Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit….” John 20:21-22

Our Life Groups at St James have the opportunity to base their studies and activities around this series and Phil Mann & James Leach will be providing materials to support the Life Groups during the series. If you are not in a Life Group why not take this series as an opportunity to try out a Life Group.


For a list of special seminars arranged to complement our series, click here…

An interview with James Fox

James Fox, now 74, will share some of his experiences of a lifetime in film and TV and the relevance of his faith

This is an ideal opportunity to bring along family and friends who are not members of the Saint James church family.

At Wildwood restaurant  – 1, West Common,  Gerrards CrossSL9 7QN


James Fox was born in 1939 to parents who were both involved in the theatre. He appeared in two films as a 10 year old before attending Harrow and the Central School of Speech and Drama. Two years of National Service in the Coldstream Guards followed before he continued his acting career in the 1960’s in such films as The Servant, Those Magnificent Men in the Flying Machines, King Rat and Performance

James left acting for 9 years in 1970 to pursue Christian work. He married Mary Piper in 1973 and they have 5 children: Thomas, Robin,Lawrence,Lydia and Jack.

James returned to acting in the 1980’s. His film credits include A Passage toIndia, The Russia House, The Remains of the Day, Sexy Beast, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and on TV: The Lost World, A Question of Attribution, Utopia and Downtown Abbey. His latest film is a Long Way from Home.