Welcome to St James and All Saints online church! We are two churches in the Benefice of Winscombe & Sandford, a beautiful part of North Somerset.
Our mission is to live and tell the story of Jesus in word and deed. As a Christian community we believe that Jesus Christ offers enduring hope for our nation and our local community in troubled times as well as good.
Each of our churches is unique and offers something different which enhances the communities in which they serve.
Feel free to browse this website and contact us if you require further information.
We extend a warm welcome to our brothers and sisters from St. John’s, Churchill visiting our website.
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HRH Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh 1921 -2021
Our Church communities are saddened to learn of the death of HRH Prince Philip.
He has served our country selflessly as the Queen’s husband and consort since their marriage and her accession to the throne in 1952.
We will be remembering Prince Philip and the Royal Family in prayer during our services on Sunday.
Bishops Peter and Ruth have paid their respects in the following videos.
Online Memorial Book for Prince Philip
The Church of England has launched a special online memorial book which everyone is invited to sign and can be found here.
A Prayer for the Duke of Edinburgh.
‘Well done, thou good and faithful servant: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.’
God of majesty,
give rest to your servant Philip
who, having served his Queen and Country,
has passed from this life,
full of years yet strong in spirit.
As we give thanks for his life,
as Prince and husband,
as Consort and family man,
we pray that all that he has done
may continue to bear fruit
in the lives of individuals
and the life of this nation,
to your honour and glory,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Wells Cathedral will hold a memorial evensong on a Sunday during the period of mourning, or immediately after the funeral (depending on what day this falls) which will be available online and will be promoted by the Cathedral and the diocese. More information on this will be available as soon as possible.
Prayers for the Duke, and the Queen, will be said in the Cathedral daily.
Easter Floral Displays
Easter Message from Revd Andrew
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
‘He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.’ Matthew 28:6
Alleluia, Christ Is Risen! The message of Easter is as powerful today as it was at that first Easter, over two thousand years ago, and it is a message of hope and new beginnings.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact not only on health but also on our mental and social wellbeing. Many of us have not seen our loved ones for most of the last year, and it certainly feels like we have been locked-down for so many months it’s hard to envisage a future without mask wearing and social distancing. Some of us have had to face personal bereavement and the frustration of not being able to grieve and say goodbye in the ways we normally would. Perhaps, for these reasons and others, the COVID pandemic will be remembered as one of the defining challenges of our times.
At that first Easter, the two disciples on the road to Emmaus were also consumed by grief and sorrow, but Christ drew alongside and strengthened their faith (Luke 24:32). It is in these difficult times that we have been able to give witness to our Lord walking with us and strengthening us. He has done this in many ways, through our reading of scripture, through prayer and reflection, through our house groups, our wonderful Beatitudes and Lord’s Prayer reflections, through music and our online worship, and through the many gracious acts of others. Thank you for all the ways you have contributed to this such as through prayer, messages of encouragement, Lenten reflections and practical and financial generosity. There are so many stories you have shared with me of acts of unexpected kindness giving encouragement and hope.
Looking to the future, following your feedback, the PCC and I have been reflecting, praying and discerning a new vision for our church community. I’m excited that we’ve made progress on this journey and am looking forward to sharing our churches’ new vision with you at our APCM. I am full of hope for what the Lord is going to do in us and through us in the future, as we rise again. The images of the resurrection we glimpse in everyday life, like spring flowers bursting into bloom from seemingly dead bulbs, remind us that it is the same risen Christ who draws alongside us to offer us new life and hope, because he holds our future. ‘Now to Him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you unblemished in His glorious presence, with great joy, to the only God our Saviour be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority through Jesus Christ our Lord before all time, and now, and for all eternity. Amen’ (Jude 1:24)
With every blessing,
Good Friday Walk of Witness
Today, Revd Andrew has done his own ‘Walk of Witness’, walking between our three
churches, carrying a cross. He started from St John’s Church and walked to All Saints and then on to St James’s Church.
Along the way he paused to talk to people and to pray by our schools, new housing, care homes, shops and Church Hall. He was walking on behalf of everyone in our church community, and lifting up to the Lord the needs of the community we serve.
You can watch a short video with Rev’d Andrew’s Good Friday reflection here.
Our Services in April
We hope that you will join us each week wherever that may be; to either join us in our churches or church hall or to listen to our podcast or watch the video of each Sunday’s Service. They can be accessed on the ‘Our Podcasts and Videos’ page of this website.
To see details of what to expect when attending a service , including safety information, click here.
We acknowledge that not everyone will feel comfortable about returning for gathered worship at this time, but please know that your church is still here for you and that God is with you wherever you are. You can still join in from home if you prefer, as we will continue to provide videos of the services. These will be available on our website as usual.
“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his
face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord
lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace’
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