What goes on

Click the links below for a summary of our activities.
Services Homegroups Alpha
Social Club Working Party Bread of Life Music Group

Services

Sunday of the month Morning Service
First 10.15  Holy Communion 
Second 10.15 Morning Prayer

Third 10.15  Holy Communion 
Fourth 10.15  Morning  Prayer

Fifth 10.15  Holy Communion

Holy Communion is a service aimed at both young and old with an opportunity to share bread and wine and to reflect.
Morning Worship services are slightly shorter services with songs and a talk.
Separate childrens activities take place in the lounge for part of the service.

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Homegroups

Home groups are a brilliant way to build relationships and get to know people (both within the church and outside), to worship together, to learn how to apply the Word of God to your daily life and share your faith in a natural and non-threatening way. There are currently three groups, meeting in people's homes (hence the name!), two meet weekly, one on a Tuesday evening and one on a Wednesday evening and one meets fortnightly on a Thursday afternoon. The meetings last about two hours.
These groups are underpinned by four essential values: Welcome, Worship, Word and Witness.
Each group begins with a time of Welcome where people get to know each other and share fellowship together.
The groups then move on to a time of Worship, which may take the form of praise, quiet reflection or prayer and can often be very creative.
The home groups also focus on learning how to apply the Word of God in their daily lives. They may do so by looking at a particular book of the Bible, or may follow the sermon series from Sundays or other teaching programmes designed to help the members of the groups grow in their faith journey.
The groups, as well as looking inwards providing pastoral care and friendship, also look outwards in Witness. There are regular social events to which non-Christian friends are invited. The groups also undertake specific outreach initiatives.
These groups are friendly and non-threatening. There's plenty of opportunity to sit and listen or to join in lively discussion. Bring your own views; there are no right or wrong answers!

All are welcome

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Alpha

Are you interested in finding out more about the Christian faith or are you just looking for answers?
The Alpha course is an opportunity for anyone to explore the meaning of life. It is for everyone - especially those wanting to investigate Christianity. It's a great way of bringing any questions you may have that you've never felt able to ask before.
There will be a friendly atmosphere and a meal. There will also be a video with plenty of time for questions and discussion.
We are running another Alpha course in 2018, so please e-mail info@stjamesmillbrook.org.uk or ring us if you are interested.
For further information about the Alpha Course and also for information of other Churches running Courses please visit www.alphacourse.org

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Social Club

Our Social Club meets on Wednesday afternoons from 1pm to 3pm. There is usually a quiz, a game of bingo and a chance to sing with the Karaoke machine or just to listen. The occasional trip is also organised, for example to Boundary Mills and Rivington Barn. The club is open to all. There is a voluntary £1 entry donation and optional 50p cost for bingo.


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Working Party

Far from being a party, the working party happens once a month, usually on the first Tuesday of the month. It is an opportunity for people to meet up and spend some much-needed time working on the church building, or church yard, to keep it clean, tidy and in good running order.

Tuesday mornings from 9.30am for as long as you can give (or until you drop!).

Check the diary page for this month’s working party.

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Bread of Life





The Bread of Life is a Community Group supported by St James' Church, Revive, Mossley Methodists and Mossley Churches together to provide a social and supportive place for people to visit on a Saturday morning. The drop in is open from 10.30 to 12 noon every Saturday with light refreshments, for example sandwiches or soup or beans on toast. A small amount of food is  given out at the drop in subject to food being available. Food is donated mainly by local businesses and members of the churches.
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Music Group

St James' music group lead the worship in most morning services. They meet before Sunday services in Church to practice. They spend time preparing for future services, praying and worshipping God. Oh and of course they have a laugh and enjoy fellowship with each other. If you would like to join them on a Sunday morning you're most welcome.

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