Easter 2014 at St James

We have services and events through Holy Week at the two Saint James:

Monday 14th April:                                      Holy Week Evening Meditations, 8.15-9.15pm, St James,GX

Tuesday 15th April:                                      Holy Week Evening Meditations, 8.15-9.15pm, St James,GX

Wednesday 16th April:                               Inheritance Passion play, 7.45pm, St James, GX

Maundy Thursday 17th April:                     Holy Communion, 10.30am, Fulmer and 8pm, St James, GX

Good Friday 18th April:                                        

Children’s Hour at the Cross, 9.30am, St J Centre

An Hour at the Cross, 9.30am St James, GX

NEW    Contemporary Hour at the Cross, 9.30am, St J Centre

An Hour at the Cross, 11.15am, St James, Fulmer

Big Resonate Sleep-out, starting 7pm, GX,

Easter Sunday 20th April                                     

Holy Communion, 8am, St James, Fulmer

Holy Communion, 9am, St James, GX – Well known Easter hymns and Easter Bible readings and prayers with Holy Communion and a talk to help us reflect on the Good News of Easter.

Family Service, 11am, St James, GX and SJ Centre – Bring friends, family and children for the all-age service of Easter songs and interactive re-telling of the Easter Day story. There will be one service in Church and one in the Saint James Centre so there is room for everyone.

Traditional Family Communion, 11.15am, St James, Fulmer - Well know Easter hymns, Easter bible readings and prayers with Holy Communion and an all-age talk to help us reflect on the Good News of Easter Day.


Easter Praise, 6.30pm, St James, GX – This service will be a lively and thought provoking Easter Day celebration with contemporary songs and talks.

Ashburnham Booking Deadline 6 April

Ashburnham Update, 9 April 2014
  • We have around 400 sign-ups, which is fantastic. Please continue to pray for all aspects of the weekend.
  • The final deadline for all bookings was Sunday, 6 April, bookings have now closed.
  • On Sunday, 27 April, we will have a gift day for our weekend. We have sought to make the cost as affordable as possible – the income from our acommodation fees will not cover the additional infrastructure costs. We have already received some generous donations and also used some St James funds set aside for church growth. We still need to raise £8,000. Please consider prayerfully whether you might make a one-off gift, and return it to the Church Office on or before 27 April. Download the gift form here.

(Click on image to download gift form)



An Evening with Amy Orr-Ewing

Exploring Spiritual Gifts and Ministries










A workshop to learn about:

  • How God calls us to serve each other,
  • How God equips us,
  • How we can put our God-given gifts and skills to use in the life of the church and elsewhere

When? Thursday April 3rd at 8.00 pm OR Friday April 4th at 10.00 am
(refreshments from 7.45 pm / 9.45 am)

Where? The Saint James Centre

Book at the Welcome Desk or fill in the booking form below.

There is no charge for this event.


Exploring Spiritual Gifts and Ministries

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INHERITANCE – passion play for Lent

WEDNESDAY 16TH APRIL 7.45pm (doors open at 7.15pm)

Tickets: £10 (to include a glass of wine/soft drink) available from the Saint James Centre

On a dusty road leading to Jerusalem, a woman stumbles towards her judgement. Just weeks later, Jesus will take the same road, leading to the cross… 

In Capernaum, the town they both call home, they are rejected. In the temple where they worship, they are condemned.  The synagogue leader plots to destroy them both.

Inheritance weaves the strands of the biblical Passion into a dramatic new narrative. It evokes the community where Jesus lived, the people who knew him best, the powers that brought him to execution. And in the shadow of the cross, it casts light on some of the women who Jesus stands alongside, sharing in their suffering.

Echoing through time, it renews our expectations of the kingdom of heaven and who might share its inheritance.


Riding Lights Passion Play for Lent

Written by Bridget Foreman, the narrative at the heart of Inheritance was commissioned for performance at the 2008 Lambeth Conference. It wove together a number of stories from the gospels, exploring in particular some of Jesus’ encounters with women.  It was extremely well received, and clearly moved and challenged many in this particularly cross-cultural audience.

Expanding this original performance, weaving it with a journey into Christ’s passion and the events of Holy Week, Inheritance will be a communal experience of theatre and worship. The performance provides an opportunity to reflect on Christ’s Passion and gives space for the audience to make their own response.

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

Holy Spirit Seminars - sign up

Please let us know which seminars you would like to attend.

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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Please let us know which seminars you would like to attend.


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.