Sketch of St. James' Chapel, Over Norton, kindly supplied by Jan Cliffe
Please click the picture to hear a message from James and Emma.
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to tear and a time to mend,
Regular in-person services resume on 25 April at 8am and 10.30am
Services resume on 22 April at 11am. Everyone over 18 is most welcome.
Setting a Watch
Continues each day at 6am and 6pm.
Building to Serve Prayer Meeting
Continues every Monday at 12.00, via Zoom
ST JAMES' CHAPEL OVER NORTON -
It is with huge sadness that this Sunday sees the last service at St. James' Chapel, Over Norton.
The chapel building has had an interesting history, including being used as a school and a Mission Room, and was licensed for Holy Communion, renamed as St. James’ Chapel and attached to St. Mary’s, Chipping Norton in the 1940s.
The much-loved chapel has been enjoyed by a small but faithful congregation, and this Sunday we especially send our love and prayers to our brothers and sisters for whom this has been their worshipping home.
Our thoughts will be with you this Sunday as you say goodbye.
A few weeks ago Emma wrote about how thankful she was for all our friends who "volunteer in the background". Here are a few more amazing people that we're so grateful for! Here they are preparing the church for the Easter service.
SUNDAYS ARE BACK IN CHURCH (NEARLY)!
We're so delighted to be able to invite you back to regular Sunday services in the church building from Sunday 25th April.
Our main service will start at 10.30am and everyone is invited. There will be groups for Ignite (age 3-5), One Way (age 6-11) and Ablaze (school years 7-8). Whether you're new, well-known, visiting, arriving on your own, or with energetic children in tow, we'd so love to see you!
(On 18th April we'll be posting a Virtual Sunday video on our website and YouTube channel. There will be separate Zooms for those up to school year 6 and for those in school years 7-13).
Click below for Youth info. Children's info to follow...
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Raynor Wynn and her husband Moth are are made homeless following the collapse of their business, and at the same time Moth is diagnosed with a terminal illness. With everything gone they make the extraordinary decision to walk the 630-mile South West Coast Path, living in a tent and having to exist on next-to-nothing.
The book is a true story and explores themes of grief, struggle, healing and the wonder of the natural world.
The book received overwhelming praise from many of the attendees at "Coffee and Chat" last Sunday, and is well worth a read!
Everyone has questions about what life is all about. We believe that everyone should have a chance to share those questions, explore the Christian faith and give their point of view.
Alpha is a place where you can ask those questions in an honest, friendly and open environment.
In recent months at St Mary's, God has been extending our vision to serve the town in an exciting, ambitious and creative way at a time of substantially increasing need for many within our community...
So many people in our community feel the weight of debt, and we are passionate about helping to release anyone we can from a life sentence of debt and poverty. At St Mary's we are working with Christians Against Poverty to bring good news, hope and freedom. If you need support, we'd love to hear from you.