Big Carol Sing – 6.15pm Sun 20 December

The final countdown is on to Cumbria’s Big Carol Sing.

Across the county scores of people are set to take to their doorsteps to sing the carol Silent Night at 6.15pm this evening, Sunday 20 December.

The mass rendition will form part of a special Christmas programme to be presented by Richard Corrie on BBC Radio Cumbria from 6pm.

https://www.carlislediocese.org.uk/news/2020/12/16/countdown-cumbrias-big-carol-sing/

http://www.godforall.org.uk/cumbria-big-carol-sing/

ADVENT – Christmas Fair & Services

St James Christmas Fair

Sadly we won’t be able to hold our Christmas Fair in its usual format, but just as in the Spring, there will be something happening virtually.

At the Fair, we’d normally have a raffle. Although we don’t have any printed tickets for you to sell to family, friends & neighbours we do have plenty of lovely prizes including whisky, wine, chocolates and a car valet set. So in the same spirit of generosity with which you responded in the Spring, please buy lots of tickets – Tickets will be £1 per strip, simply drop your details (name & contact address or phone number), cash or cheques through the door at 9 Prospect Road LA13 9AA or 66 Holker Street LA14 5RW – alternatively you can buy using our Paypal account stjameschurchbarrow@gmail.com quoting ‘raffle’ so that I know you want to buy tickets rather than simply making a donation. Or ask for tickets when we drop off your cakes! Our intention is to draw the raffle after the 10.30am service on 13th December.

In lieu of the cake stall Andy & Shelagh have been baking (real) cakes for the last couple of weeks, putting details out on Facebook and then delivering them (in a Covid-secure manner) on Sunday – I appreciate that not all of you are on Facebook, so in a rare moment of being organised we have decided in advance what we will be baking ready for delivery next Sunday 29 November.

All you have to do is email your order to ursula_minor@btinternet.com before Sunday morning, or message Shelagh on Facebook (or comment on the post when I put the photos online on Saturday evening (make sure you comment on the original post and not on any ‘shares’ as I may not see them) or ring me on 01229 834403 (evenings) and let me know which cakes you would like, where you would like them delivering to and if you’d prefer a 11.00am-12noon, 12-1pm or 1-2pm delivery slot. There’s no fixed price, all donations welcome. And if anyone else would like to bake we’d be very grateful.

  • Tea Loaf
  • Coffee, walnut & dark chocolate tray bake
  • Lemon Drizzle cake

Thank you for taking the time to read this and for your continued support of St James.

Worship

Worship returns this week.

Tomorrow (Sunday 29th November) Worship on Facebook from 10.00am, 

St. James open for Private Prayer from 10.30am

Wednesday 10.00am St. James

Thursday 10.00am St. Francis (Sunday on Thursday)

Sunday 6th Dec Advent 2 10.30am St. James

Looking Ahead

We are planning to stream a Carol Service to facebook and maybe a Children’s Crib Service.

Christmas Worship is looking like …

Midnight at St. James (we may need to ticket this)

Christmas Day at St. Francis Final details will follow later as there is also cover for the South Barrow team and St. Mary’s & St. John’s to allocate.