Who are we ? We are a group of Christians based just outside Bolton in the United Kingdom. We're a church made up from lots of different ages.
Why are we Christians ? Our goal is to live life with God at the centre of our lives. What we mean by this, is that we try to live out the commandments about love that Jesus gave us.
How does this affect us ? We try to live our faith as best as we can following the commandments Jesus gave us: Love God with all your heart with all your soul and love your neighbour as your self. This means that we choose to live a life which places high value on God and other people. We remember that we are human beings and not God, and as consequence we do not always succeed in living out these commandments. What do we think Church is ? We think Church should be a place where God heals us, a meeting where we tackle and then leave behind the difficulties that life throws up at us. Liberating, not stuffy. A fun place to be. We also think that Church should be liberating not stuffy. We believe Church should be uplifting and provide a meeting place where God's presence can be encountered in the Bible, the Eucharist and through our relationships with one another.
Be part of of a family Besides regular worship, we also go bowling, wine tasting, walking, cinema trips, theatre trips and loads of other things.
COVID-19 The Church continues to be alive and active, but our buildings must close
We are seeing a huge increase in the number of people falling sick with COVID-19. We must distance ourselves from one another and prevent the spread of infection in order to save lives.
Therefore, as well as public worship being suspended, this and all church buildings in the Church of England are now closed.
Our worship of God and our care for each other continue but cannot be done in this building.
Our website contains details of how to join others online for prayer, worship, study, and community life. See: www.stjamesdaisyhill.co.uk
The vicar of the church is The Revd Carol H Pharaoh, if you need someone to talk to during the COVID 19 crisis, please contact the Rev. Angela Wynne 01204 468150 / 07422 573022 or emailing email@example.com and give her details.
All enquiries for baptisms and weddings should be directed to vicar The Revd Carol H Pharaoh, 01942 859251, or email firstname.lastname@example.org all enquiries about funerals directed to Rev. Angela Wynne
The wardens of this church can be contacted in an emergency by telephoning Jenifer Palin 01942 817392 / 07785 316155 or emailing email@example.com
Alison Campbell tel. 01942 397023
Bookings for weddings and baptisms are postponed for the time being. For funerals to contact Rev. Angela Wynne 01204 658921
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength . . . Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”
To protect the vulnerable amongst us, please do not leave your home except for essential trips.
As most of you are aware that due to the Coronavirus the 200 club had been temporarily put on hold. We are now up to date with it and in the newsletter you will find the winning no’s from March – May. We will get the cheques out to the winners as soon as is possible.
Moving on, the new 200 club year commences from June and again the yearly amount is £12. As well as having winning numbers each month the church does benefit from this too. Over the twelve months we pay out £1220 in prize money and the church receives £1180. This is a considerable donation to the church from the people who have supported the 200 club over the years.
We do not know when we will be back in church but we would greatly appreciate it if you would all continue to contribute to the 200 club. In order to make thing easier we have set up the 200 club account on line so if you wish, you can transfer directly into it.
We currently have several spare numbers which we would welcome any one to consider taking on. Please support the 200 club, let people know about it so they too can support the church. As we have only just set the account up on line it will take approximately a week for us to access it. If any of you have any queries then please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will continue to keep you informed through the newsletter.
Take care Jenifer Palin and Margaret Campbell
We'd be delighted if you could make a donation to support the work of St James The Great, Daisy Hill, our activities in our local community and our beautiful Grade II* listed building and graveyard. You can easily make an online donation, and Gift Aid it please follow link. https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stjameswesthoughton/ and click on the ‘Give a donation’ button
SAFEGUARDING We are committed to Safeguarding Children, Young People, Victims of Domestic Abuse and Vulnerable Adults. Our parish Safeguarding Officer may be contacted by email at: email@example.com