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Holy Week Reflections: Easter Saturday

Then they led him out to crucify him. A certain man from Cyrene, Simon, the father of Alexander and Rufus, was passing by on his way in from the country, and they forced him to carry the cross. They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means ‘the place of the skull’). Then they offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but…

Holy Week Reflections: Good Friday

Then they led him out to crucify him. A certain man from Cyrene, Simon, the father of Alexander and Rufus, was passing by on his way in from the country, and they forced him to carry the cross. They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means ‘the place of the skull’). Then they offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but…

Holy Week Reflections: Maundy Thursday

Then they led him out to crucify him. A certain man from Cyrene, Simon, the father of Alexander and Rufus, was passing by on his way in from the country, and they forced him to carry the cross. They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means ‘the place of the skull’). Then they offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but…

Holy Week Reflections: Wednesday

Then they led him out to crucify him. A certain man from Cyrene, Simon, the father of Alexander and Rufus, was passing by on his way in from the country, and they forced him to carry the cross. They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means ‘the place of the skull’). Then they offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but…

Holy Week Reflections: Tuesday

Then they led him out to crucify him. A certain man from Cyrene, Simon, the father of Alexander and Rufus, was passing by on his way in from the country, and they forced him to carry the cross. They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means ‘the place of the skull’). Then they offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but…

Holy Week Reflections: Monday

Then they led him out to crucify him. A certain man from Cyrene, Simon, the father of Alexander and Rufus, was passing by on his way in from the country, and they forced him to carry the cross. They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means ‘the place of the skull’). Then they offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but…

Service for Sunday 5th April 2020 (Palm Sunday)

This weeks service has been prepared by Rev. Arthur Cowburn Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. Loving God, at this time, We remember that going up to Jerusalem Cost Jesus his very life. So we come before you, Conscious…

Service for Sunday 29th March 2020

This week’s service have been prepared by Rev. Christine Coram Settling down to worship: Breath slowly and try to clear your mind. Picture a cross and offer yourself to God. Breath in his Holy Spirit A Prayer Holy and precious God, I come to you to worship and love you. I place myself in your hand and offer you everything I am…

Service for Sunday 22nd March 2020

Greetings to all our friends and members of St James Road Methodist Church. In these difficult days, the Southampton Methodist Circuit offers the following service for you to read and reflect on at home. We intend to produce a service every week until we are able to meet together again. Please continue to pray for one another, for our government and our health service workers…

September 2019 Update

Contractors arrived on site as agreed on 16th September and have already demolished the air raid shelter. The work will continue for a total period of 34 weeks. The construction work will be phased as follows;

  • Phase 1 – Pre-school toilets, washroom, and play area. Renewal of newly configured fire exit. This means that the existing car park will have a restricted number of parking spaces
  • Phase 2 – Link welcome area. This will concentrate on the Link area and mean that the garden area will be screened off and access to the worship area will be either via the front church door by the organ console or rear doors of the church

It is hoped that following phase 2, phase 3 will continue seamlessly to complete the improvements and disabled lift platform access to the first floor. This includes re-surfacing of the car park and lined spaces.

A vision morning has helped the church to consider ways in which a fully operational café in the Link area will aid the churches desire to continue to improve its presence and availability to the local community. Always guided by our strapline “Loving God, Loving people.

Alongside the construction work two additional groups continue to look at more detailed aspects of turning these visions into reality.

There is the Operations team who will look to develop a 5-10 year business plan for the church going forward and the legal requirements for partnership arrangements required to operate a partnership to run the café in the Link area.

The Link team will work on bringing together the ideas from the vision day into a vision statement for the café. They will also work to bring back to church council a proposal for the design, layout and future use of the café and Link area for the advancement of the church’s aim to serve its local community.

These are exciting times and a realization of a great effort by a lot of different people committed to achieve what we set out to do.

More than just a building project, Connect is the church’s commitment to improve facilities and community partnerships (Connect strapline 2018)