St James, Newbold Verdon, Newbold Verdon

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St James is the parish church for the village of Newbold Verdon. Here you will find traditional worship, and a friendly spiritual centre for the local community.

For more than 800 years St James Church has stood as a witness to God's love in Newbold Verdon. It remains, as it has always been, a spiritual centre for the community, a place for prayer, for celebrating the events of our lives, and a place where we can learn to come closer to God. All who worship God in this place welcome you to join us in worship, prayer for the world and our local community, and in discovering God's love together.

Our patron saint is St James, whose shrine at Santiago de Compostella in Spain is one of the most important pilgrim sites in the world. We are all on a pilgrimage: a journey through life and a journey towards God. On our journey we are all at different points, but we know that we are going the right way if we travel together. Sacraments such as Baptism and Confirmation help us along our journey.

At the heart of Christian life is a person: Jesus. Getting to know him and what he means for our lives is at the heart of the Christian faith. To help people find out more about the Christian faith and to prepare people for Confirmation, we run a number of different courses for adults and for younger people, as well as regular Bible Study and Prayer and Meditation meetings.

Our Choir welcomes singers of all ages and all abilities who would like to help make our services more beautiful with their singing. It is a lot of fun as well as contributing to the worship of God.

St James Youth Group enjoys a number of fun activities throughout the year. Anyone is welcome.

The Mothers Union is an international Christian charity that seeks to support families worldwide, supporting marriage and family life. Our branch meets on the second Thursday of each month and members work for the MU aims in many different ways.

Churches Together: Churches Together in Newbold Verdon unites St James with the Methodist and Baptist Churches in the village. We join together in worship, witness and service to the community throughout the year. Each year we organise joint events including a Children's Holiday Club, united services for Remembrance Sunday, Lent, Advent and Good Friday and The BBC's Sing Christmas celebration, to name but a few.

THY KINGDOM COME: A week of prayer for evangelisation

Churches Together in Newbold has planned the following programme of events:

Ascension Day Thursday 25th May at St James': half hourly periods of private prayer all day followed by a Sung Eucharist at 7.30pm

Sunday 28th May Methodist Event.            Monday 29th May Prayers at Cafe Jacques

Tuesday 30th May Baptist Event.                Thursday 1st June Methodist Event

Pentecost Sunday 4th June at St James' United Service 6pm 

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The Rev'd John Downs (Associate Vicar)
01455 290195 (Associate Vicar during interregnum)
No email contact is available, please try the diocesan web site
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Sung Eucharist
Every Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Refreshments
Every first third and fifth Sunday at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly


A said celebration of the Eucharist, followed by coffee and a time to chat.
Every Thursday at 10:00 AM for ½ hour



Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass

Cafe / Restaurant

Foodbank or foodbank collection point Hall for Hire Hall Bookings Barry Hart 01455 828549
Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 5446
Style of worship: Select
Archdeaconry: LOUGHBOROUGH (192)
Deanery: SPARKENHOE WEST (19206)
Parish Legal Name: Newbold de Verdun (190287 )
CofE Church Info: (619287 19/287)
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The current editor is: Alyn de Casembroot

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This page was last updated on Sunday 21st May 2017
St James, Newbold Verdon : Main Street, Newbold Verdon, Leicestershire, LE9 9NL

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