Harvest Festival

There are 21 photo albums.

Carols
A photographic description of Carols by Candlelight over the last few years

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Christingle
A photographic description of Christingle services over the last few years

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Christmas for families
A photographic description of Christmas services for families over the last few years

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Christmas
A photographic description of Christmas services over the last few years

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Mothering Sunday
A photographic description of Mothering Sunday over the last few years

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Palm Sunday
A photographic description of Palm Sunday over the last few years

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Easter
A photographic description of Easter services over the last few years

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St James's Day
A photographic description of St James's Day/Weekend celebrations over the last few years.

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Harvest Festival
A photographic description of Harvest Festivals over the last few years.

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Remembrance
A photographic description of Remembrance Sundays over the last few years.

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Organ chamber
Members of St James's congregation and visitors to the church will probably be familiar with a somewhat distant view of the organ on the north side of the chancel as shown above. Only an intrepid few, however, will have ventured into the interior of the instrument, behind the console. Here can be seen metal and wooden pipes of many shapes and sizes.

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Gardening Club
Autumn 2017 saw the introduction of a gardening club. This was, and still is, for anybody with an interest in keeping the churchyard looking its best.

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The Ark
The very popular St James's Ark is a playgroup for carers and under fives which is Christian based and non-educational.

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Pet Service
To give thanks to God for all the animals around us there was a pet service on Sunday 8 October, 2017. Pets of all kinds were brought into church for a blessing. There were also songs, stories and prayers and afterwards both pets and owners enjoyed some refreshments.

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Clock restoration
The clock faces were taken away in September, 2017, for a major restoration project at the clockmakers. The clock was built by J Smith & Sons of Derby in 1893, and this is the first major refurbishment of the faces. Work will include cleaning and shot blasting the copper-backed cast iron faces back to base metal, replacing the back and repainting them their original colours of black and gold, and applying gold leaf. They were back in place by the end of November.

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Improvements
There are many initiatives in our Action Plan. These photos show some of the improvements made to the church and hall during 2017/18.

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Together at Eleven
A new service, started in 2017, has the needs of children and parents particularly in mind, though everyone is invited. It is fun-filled with lively songs, hands-on activities and a famous Bible story - the whole family can learn together.

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Spring in the churchyard
Photos to show what the churchyard looks like in the spring.

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Organ renovation
A few years ago various irregularities were noticed in the organ, including a whistling and hissing sound and also some notes being weaker and more ‘fuzzy’ than others. An examination by the organ restorer, Bernie Whitmill, revealed many technical faults causing these problems. consequently Bernie spent about 16 months from January 2017 deep in the organ chamber, meticulously repairing or replacing the parts of the instrument that were broken or showing their age, thus causing problems, and also moving some pipes to their correct positions.

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Our new Vicar
Revd Derek Winterburn's Institution & Induction service 8th November 2016.

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Our new Curate
Jacky Cammidge was ordained priest by the Bishop of Kensington, The Right Reverend Dr Graham Tomlin, in St Mary Abbotts, Kensington, on June 26th 2016. Then three days later, on the festival day for St Peter and St Paul, presided at the Eucharist at St James’s for the first time.

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