St James, Whitehaven

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FACILITIES FOR THOSE WITH MOBILITY PROBLEMS, or with pushchairs and for those with hearing and sight impairments-
For those with wheelchairs and prams/pushchairs please use the shallow ramp half way along the church wall (NOT the steep old ramp at the church entrance or struggling with steps) which takes you straight to the south side door which is always unlocked when the church is open, and has a power access button, not the handle. Regrettably there is currently no access to the upper galleries for the chair bound, but there is a chair lift for the partly ambulant.
We have a loop system to aid hearing. At all services we have large print service books, pew sheets and hymn books on request.  Please indicate to our stewards if you need assistance on the 2 steps to the altar at Communion. Alternatively if you wish for Communion to be given to you where you are sitting just let any sidesman know. We have an accessible toilet in the vestry (open at service times only) but this may not be accessible for the largest powered chairs.
 

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Revd Robert Jackson
The Rectory,
"Autumn Garth",
Harras Road,
Harras Moor,
Whitehaven
CA28 6SG
01946 696932 (The Vicar) or 01946 599485 (Michele Smith-Parish Administrator)

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Nativity Service
This replaces our usual Family Service for this month
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Creche Refreshments Christmas Carols
Carols by Candelight
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Christingle/Crib Service
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 4:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Midnight Communion for Christmas
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour
Common Worship Christmas Carols
Christmas Day Communion
This is our only service on Christmas Day
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 10:00 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Common Worship Christmas Carols
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Sunday

Eucharist
This is a traditional and quiet service of Holy Communion, which ends with one unaccompanied hymn
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for ¾ hour
Ends Monday 19th December 2016.
Resumes Tuesday 27th December 2016
Common Worship
Parish Eucharist
This is the main Parish Eucharist. We have books and toys for the younger children. There are large print service books, hymn books and pew sheets. On the 2nd Sunday this service is replaced with a Family Service.
Every first third fourth and fifth Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Ends Monday 19th December 2016.
Resumes Tuesday 27th December 2016
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Family Service
Every second Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Resumes Sunday 8th January 2017
Family Friendly Creche Refreshments Common Worship
Baptism
This must be prebooked at least one month ahead, with the Parish Office on 01946 599485.
Every second Sunday at 12:00 PM for ½ hour
Family Friendly Common Worship
Evensong
Every second Sunday at 6:00 PM for ¾ hour
Common Worship
Healing Service
All are welcome to join us for our monthly healing service. NOTE-will not be held in December 2016, as the due date would be Christmas Day.
Every fourth Sunday at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Resumes Monday 2nd January 2017

Monday

Morning Prayer
This short 20 minute start to the day is on Monday and Wednesday at St James' Church, in the Lady/Memorial Chapel at the south east corner of the church
Every Monday at 8:30 AM for 20 minutes
Common Worship

Tuesday

Eucharist
Every Tuesday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship

Wednesday

Morning Prayer
This short 20 minute start to the day is on Monday and Wednesday at St James' Church, in the Lady/Memorial Chapel at the south east corner of the church
Every Wednesday at 8:30 AM for 20 minutes
Common Worship
Mothers Union
This is the Evening Group. There is also a monthly Afternoon group at St. Nicholas- see separate entry. It is in the Community Centre opposite the Church
Every third Wednesday at 7:15 PM for 1½ hours
Refreshments
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Nativity Service
This replaces our usual Family Service for this month
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Creche Refreshments Christmas Carols
Carols by Candelight
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Christingle/Crib Service
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 4:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Midnight Communion for Christmas
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour
Common Worship Christmas Carols
Christmas Day Communion
This is our only service on Christmas Day
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 10:00 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Common Worship Christmas Carols
Messy Church
NOTE- This event will be in the Community Centre, NOT the Church, and is held broadly every 2 months. 2017 dates are January 25th, June 28th, October 4th (Messy Harvest) and November 29th (Messy Advent) See our website for full details
Wednesday 25th January 2017 at 3:15 PM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Refreshments
Messy Church
NOTE- This event will be in the Community Centre, NOT the Church, and is held broadly every 2 months. 2017 dates are January 25th, June 28th, October 4th (Messy Harvest) and November 29th (Messy Advent) See our website for full details
Wednesday 28th June 2017 at 3:15 PM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Refreshments
Messy Harvest
NOTE- This event will be in the Community Centre, NOT the Church, and is held broadly every 2 months. 2017 dates are January 25th, June 28th, October 4th (Messy Harvest) and November 29th (Messy Advent) See our website for full details
Wednesday 4th October 2017 at 3:15 PM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Refreshments
Messy Advent
NOTE- This event will be in the Community Centre, NOT the Church, and is held broadly every 2 months. 2017 dates are January 25th, June 28th, October 4th (Messy Harvest) and November 29th (Messy Advent) See our website for full details
Wednesday 29th November 2017 at 3:15 PM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Refreshments

Features

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Wall Paintings Floodlight
Organ

 
     
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 12470
Built: 1753
Architect: Carlisle Spedding
Our Patron: The Bishop
Archdeaconry: WEST CUMBERLAND (573)
Deanery: CALDER (57301)
Benefice: Whitehaven (07/244BH)
Parish Legal Name: Whitehaven (570305 )
CofE Church Info: (607305 7/305)
Short URL: acny.uk/12470/
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The current editor is: Stuart Nicholson

This page was last updated on Tuesday 6th December 2016
 
 
 
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