PRAYER & WORSHIP
24th January 2021
A LETTER FROM Fr. Paul
Due to the unfolding circumstances around Covid-19, we have taken the reluctant decision to close St. James’ Church until further notice.
Andrea Bettany & Chris Holdsworth (Churchwardens)
Please check this website for updates
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A Prayer for the Vacancy
Generous God, you care for your children by sending a shepherd to guide us along the way of life and discipleship. As we prepare for the coming of our new Vicar, Revd. Sharon Greensmith, support and strengthen by your Holy Spirit the ministry of our Church Wardens, PCC and visiting clergy during this time of vacancy. Help us to look forward with joyful hope to all that we will achieve together in building up your Kingdom in this parish and may the light of your countenance ever shine upon us and bless us. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
A Prayer at this time
Father God, the rainbow you created is a sign of hope at this time of uncertainty. Like its colours we pray that we, in all shades of difference, may come together as one family of faith to love and support each other through these times of anxiety and distress. Stay by our side and bring us safely to the beginning of each new day. Amen.
Wearing of face masks
It is a mandatory requirement that face coverings be worn by all those attending a place of worship, including ministers, worshippers, staff, volunteers, contractors and visitors, where there may be other people present; remembering that they are mainly intended to protect other people, not the wearer, from coronavirus COVID-19 and that they are not a replacement for physical distancing and regular hand washing.
Outreach - the online edition of the Parish Newsletter
Due to the school only being open for key worker and vulnerable children, there will not be a school newsletter this month.
Please continue to support Burnley Food Bank at this important time...
PLEASE NOTE: All food donations can now also be left at the SPAR if easier.
Food bank donation point:-
Burnley Community Kitchen Unit 83
Upper Market Square
Charter Walk Shopping Centre
Cash donations to
During lockdown many people in the congregation have been pursuing creative activities. Christine Hewitson recently painted this wonderful picture of the Altar & Sanctuary and the one of our church.