January 2018


From Fr. Ross…
As far as the church calendar goes, we are now in ‘ordinary time’ after Epiphany. It’s a short space of 5 Sundays linking the big celebrations of The Nativity, Epiphany, and the Baptism of the Lord to that long period of reflection, Lent.

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Epiphany, January 6, is one of the oldest Christian feasts. It has been celebrated since the end of the second century, before the Christmas holiday was established. It is commonly known as Twelfth Night, Twelfth Day, or the Feast of Epiphany. It means “manifestation” or “showing forth”. It is also called Theophany (“manifestation of God”), especially by Eastern Christians.

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Christmas Market 2017

Saint James’ annual Christmas Market took  place on Saturday December 2 – as always, in Tomkins Hall. On sale were books, crafts, knitwear, plum puddings, baked goods,  household items, decorations, and more. Snacks and lunch were available as well to the hungry shoppers. Parishioners pitched in to make the day a real success.  Continue reading

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Happy New Year!  Sunday December 3 marks the beginning of Advent, the Church’s New Year.

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