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Berwick St James Parish

St James Church

The Parish of Berwick St James

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Name

Picture

Position

The Reverend Hugh Bonsey

Team Vicar  (The Rectory, Great Wishford - 01722 790363)

Yvonne Allen

Licensed Lay Vicar

Stephen Bush

Church Warden

Jane Rowe

Church Warden

Henry Colthurst

Treasurer

The Services are as follows:

Day Start Time Service

1st Sunday of the Month

09:30

Parish Communion St James Church (Traditional/1662)

2nd Sunday of the Month

10:00

Matins St James Church (Traditional/1662)

3rd Sunday of the Month

10:00

Matins St James Church (Traditional/1662)

4th Sunday of the Month

10:30

Group Service at either Berwick, Winterbourne Stoke, Great Wishford, South Newton or Stapleford

5th Sunday of the Montn

10:30

Team Service in one of 8 churches (5 churches as above plus Steeple Langford, Wylie and Stockton)

Berwick St James Church is dedicated to St James - the same St James as Santiago de Compostela in Spain. The Church has a Norman nave, with a chancel, two side aisles and a tower added at various times.

The first reference to St James Church was c1190. The doorway and nave are thought to be late Norman and the font dates back to 1236. The history of the church is available in the Church.  Our vicar, the Reverend Hugh Bonsey, has five Parishes under his pastoral care. Hugh lives with his wife Heather in The Rectory at Great Wishford and divides his time between the Parishes. At Berwick St James there are generally three Sunday services a month.

There are two Church Wardens living in Berwick: Stephen Bush, (tel 790445) and Jane Rowe, (tel 790575).

To arrange a Holy Baptism or a wedding or if you wish to learn more, please contact Hugh Bonsey at home on 01722 790363, or speak to one of the church wardens, Stephen Bush or Jane Rowe.

St James Church has many volunteers who keep the Church in good order.  They include cleaning the church, arranging flowers, cleaning the brass, unlocking and locking the Church daily and also for reading the lessons on Sundays.   The  Church is always in need of additional people to help on one or some of the above tasks and any help you might feel able to give would be hugely appreciated.  If you would like to volunteer for any of these or find out more, please contact Stephen.  The Church does organise some child-friendly Sunday services and also a candlelit Carol service; to find out more please speak to Stephen or Jane. An annual Harvest Supper at The Guide Centre for all in the village is also a popular event and this takes place in September or October.

St James' Church in Berwick St James is part of the Lower Wylie and Till Valley Benefice, consisting of ten churches in ten separate communities.  Details of the services around the Benefice can be found via the attached link to their website.

http://www.twovalleys.org/index.html

 

There are two Church Wardens living in Berwick: Stephen Bush, (tel 790445) and Jane Rowe, (tel 790575).

To arrange a Holy Baptism or a wedding or if you wish to learn more, please contact Hugh Bonsey at home on 01722 790363, or speak to one of the church wardens, Stephen Bush or Jane Rowe.

St James Church has many volunteers who keep the Church in good order.  They include cleaning the church, arranging flowers, cleaning the brass, unlocking and locking the Church daily and also for reading the lessons on Sundays.   The  Church is always in need of additional people to help on one or some of the above tasks and any help you might feel able to give would be hugely appreciated.  If you would like to volunteer for any of these or find out more, please contact Stephen.  The Church does organise some child-friendly Sunday services and also a candlelit Carol service; to find out more please speak to Stephen or Jane. An annual Harvest Supper at The Guide Centre for all in the village is also a popular event and this takes place in September or October.