St James the Less are having a Ceilidh on
Friday, 11th November, 2016
Starring the fabulous…
John Burns Ceilidh Band
Cadder Freestone Social Club,
5 St Mungo Street, Bishopbriggs G64 1QT
A relaxed evening where we begin to say farewell to Shelley and Pete
Contact: Church members for tickets if you wish to join us.ceilidh-poster
It was a very interesting, helpful, positive and informative event in the hall on the afternoon of Saturday 1st October giving those of us present an insight into dementia. Well worth considering another such event and encouraging others to attend and grow in awareness – for the good of our wider community. The home baking which followed was amazing – thank you to all who did the baking.
St James the Less Chalice Golf Competition took place on Friday 9th September on what proved to be an extremely wet afternoon – they all deserved a medal for participating. Many thanks are due to Bishopbriggs Golf Club, all the participants and donors as the fantastic sum of £695 was raised for East Dunbartonshire Women’s Aid. The winners of the Chalice were the four man team from HMP Lowmoss – well done to them.
The Bishop came to St James the Less for a visitation on Sunday 4th September. After he celebrated and preached at both morning services we all enjoyed fellowship over soup and sandwiches in the hall. Bishop Gregor enjoyed a number of other activities throughout the day which was concluded by joining in with ‘Tunes and Chat’ during the early evening.
This gallery contains 33 photos.
There were 26 folk stayed for the meeting after worship on Sunday 17th April. There was a great buzz from the four discussion groups with lots of contributions from everyone present. The comments will feed in to the next vestry meeting as we aim to finalise our Year 3 Mission Action Plan in the near future. Ideas will continue to emerge from the meeting as seeds sown bear fruit in the longer term.
St James the Less Lay Reader Kennedy Fraser led the Bishopbriggs Churches Together dawn service at 7am on Easter Sunday morning at Cadder Church. Thanks are due to him and to the ladies of Cadder Church who provided a warm welcome and great breakfast in their hall just up the road.
A new initiative highlighted by Bishop Gregor – Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees. It is well worth clicking on the link to be more aware of what is happening and of where we can each play our part: www.sfar.org.uk
Attached is a picture of the preparations for our Fairtrade brunch after 10.30am worship on Sunday 28th February. Fairtrade fortnight began on Monday 29th February. Any profits raised go to ‘The Coachouse’.
Our Burns supper raised a surplus of £441 – thank you to all who came along and supported the evening by your presence. There was a lot of hard work in the kitchen to provide a great meal. This was followed by our superb speakers all of whom excelled themselves. Not everyone is represented in the photos but all contributers were very much appreciated.