Online Worship

"I was glad when they said unto me, "let us go to the house of the Lord"" (Psalm 122v1)

Thank you to all who have been joining us for our virtual services.  It is great to gather together. 

 

Private Prayer

St James' is now open for individual private prayer 10.00-11.00am Monday to Thursday and 7.00-8.00pm Thursday evenings.  As very welcome as this is, it is far from business as usual, many restrictions apply to ensure this is done safely and in line with social distancing guidelines.

Church Services

During lockdown St James' worship has continued each weekday moring and every Sunday online.  We are delighted to announce that from Sunday 12th public worship in the church building will resume.  The PCC is committee to resuming services in as safe a way as possible.  We enter a period when there will be limited worship in our building and our online worship will continue. 

 

On Sunday 12th July our worship will be:

8am BCP Holy Communion in Church (hopefully on YouTube later) - In order to make the service as safe as possible for everyone certain procedures will need to be followed.  Please see our Daily & Sunday Services page for details.

 

From 9.30 Kid's Service - Last Service before summer break - Loads of high energy and creative fun: St James YouTube page  

 

10.00 Sunday Worship from The Vicarage - Freedom for the Captive - Live streamed via Facebook - We hope you can join us!  The order of service is attached 5th Sunday after Trinity  It is not necessary for the service, so don't worry if you can't print it, but you may find it useful. Link: St James Facebook page    

We will upload the service to YouTube as soon as we can afterwards: St James YouTube page
 

10.00 Sunday Worship - via telephone - the service can now also be accessed on the telephone for the cost of a national call.  If you want to access the service via the telephone, here is how to do so: 

1)     Dial 0131 460 1196 - You will be asked to 'Enter the Meeting ID followed by hash [#]  
2)     Enter: 897 4289 5688 #   - You will then be asked to 'Enter your personal ID or just enter #' 
3)     Just press #  (there are not personal IDs for our services) - You will then be asked to 'Enter your meeting's password'
4)     Enter 864778 # - You should then hear the service through your telephone.  

Be aware, however, that your phone provider will charge you for this service.  The best way to find out how much it costs/minute is to contact your provider to ask the cost of a call from your phone to an 0131 number on a Sunday morning.

10.30ish Coffee on Zoom - it is lovely seeing people for coffee after the service on Zoom.  It goes some way in making up for the connection we miss.  We divide into different 'rooms' for conversation, it is really quite fun.  Please do join us, it would be great to see you and most people find Zoom quite easy.  (If you haven't used Zoom yet don't be put off, it is dead easy see Zoom access instructions at the bottom of this page).  Click on the link, there is a small bit of software to download and we can meet virtually.  Coffee and chat on Zoom 


Monday - Friday

9.00am Morning Prayer - please join us for Morning Prayer each weekday via Zoom (please note the new meeting details below).  This is a great way to start the day, listening to God's word and praying for his world.  Click on the link and we can meet virtually to pray:  Zoom link for Morning Prayer  Meeting ID: 716 3190 4008 Password: 8QcDqV

 

Thursdays

10.00am Coffee Morning - Why not join Shirley Fawcett and Dee Nolan for a cup of coffee and a natter via Zoom?  Sadly, as it has to be a virtual coffee morning, you will have to supply your own coffee and cake, but the natter is free!  Bring your coffee and make people jealous with your delicious cake!  Thursday Coffee Morning Zoom

 

Robin Gamble - If you are after something short, light and profound Robin's weekly videos on "Jesus has Coronavirus" are well worth a look and can be found here. Robin Gamble - YouTube

 

Daily Hope 0800 804 8044 - Daily Hope is a free phone line of hymns, reflection and prayers.  It is aimed at those who do not have access to the internet.  If you know anyone who you think might like to use it then please do pass this on.  

 

Please pray for us as we begin the process of opening for public worship in St James'

 

As you will appreciate without collections from Church Services our finances as a church have been hit severely.  At this difficult time of restrictions the easiest and safest way to support St James' is via standing order or one-off donation through your bank. Details about how to so this are on our Financial Giving Page


Zoom access instructions

If you've not used Zoom before don't worry, it's amazingly simple.
1. Follow the Zoom link next to the service you wish to join.
3: The Zoomlauncher.exe should open automatically but you may need to be patient (if it takes a long time follow the instructions on screen)
4. Click on the launcher to open it and then click 'run'.
5. This will take you straight to our 'webinar' (service).
6. You may need to enter your email and the password (published alongside the service, above)
7. Click the green button in the centre of your screen.
8. Have a little experiment with the two screens. You can toggle between them.
Once you've downloaded the launcher once it's even easier to join a 'meeting' again - so why not get set up in advance so you know you're all ready to go when you want to join us?