Change to Services – (Latest Information)

Below you will find some important information relating to Service changes taking place in November 2016:

Focus Groups

Here are notes that have come out of the focus meetings so far:

Communications Focus Group Report

Hospitality Focus Group Meeting 1

Liturgy Focus Group Report

Music Focus Group Meeting 1~full notes and precis

Music Focus Group Meeting 2

Prayer Focus Group Report

Space Focus Group Report

Youth and Childrens Focus Group Report

Details of each of the focus groups

  • Prayer group (meeting weekly on Saturdays 8.30-9am in the chapel, to pray for all aspects of the process towards the new service, for our parishioners and for those we are seeking to draw into our fellowship at St James’s). Convenor: Peter Benge, 569 7685
  • Space group (imagining the best layout for our church to suit our new service arrangements and other needs). Convenor: Liz Friend, 569 8364
  • Liturgy group (focusing on the liturgy or liturgies we will use regularly in our service, the shape of the service, what elements of the service are essential and how those essential elements might vary from time to time, what other aspects of the service might look like and how the services as a whole might vary, etc). Convenor: Jean Malcolm, 587 0225
  • Music group (focusing on the type/range of music we offer, how we combine different styles of music and whether we develop something distinctive to our new service). Convenor: Helen Willberg, 970 9483
  • Hospitality group (one of the key focuses of the new service is to be family together. How will our hospitality at church and beyond the church doors best express that on a sustainable basis? How can we be most welcoming and inclusive of new people, operating as disciples of Christ and reaching out to others?). Convenor: Lois Holmes, 570 2003
  • Communication group (the focus of this group is to communicate what is happening at St James’s and why it is happening in the best and most effective way—in our time line at the back of the Church and within the Church building, in our Newslink and parish magazine, in our website communications and in other public communications). Convenor: Fiona Strachan, 970 5354
  • Youth and children’s group (the focus of this group is to provide well for our young people and children in the new service). Convenor: Averill Baird, 589 4641

Letter to parishioners re service changes from Wardens

Letter to Parish re service time change


Sermon Slides

New Service Brainstorming Discussion 10 Sept 2016