Forthcoming Events
This page aims to provide more detailed  information about our forth coming events.
Events for Autumn 2019
JUMBLE SALE - Saturday 5th October

Togther with the Village Hall Trust, St James' will be holding a Jumble Sale on Saturday 5th October from 12:30pm in the Parish Hall.
Please come along and pick up a bargain.

Bywell and Riding Mill Churches Book Group

As part of an initiative to develop more contact between the adjacent parishes of Bywell and Riding Mill, the Revds Pat Moran and Lesley Chapman are starting a book group which will meet at Shepherd’s Dene, Riding Mill, from 2-4pm on two Tuesdays in July and August. Tea, coffee and cake will be available.

The first book to be discussed will be “Sensible Shoes” by Sharon Garlough Brown – this is the moving story of four strangers as they embark together on a journey of spiritual formation. There will be two sessions in which thoughts and observations about the book can be shared – Tuesday 10th July and Tuesday 14th August.  

Anyone is welcome to come to the book group, if you are interested please contact Lesley Chapman (Tel 01434-682120, e-mail

Meditation and Mindfulness

Each Tuesday evening, from 6.30 – 7pm, in the Church Cottage, we meet to meditate together.

Life today for many is lived at such a frantic pace and accompanied by so much background noise it is good simply to sit in silence together and to make space for God in our midst.

The practice of meditation teaches us to be more aware of where God is working in our lives. It speaks to openness, hospitality and refraining from judging ourselves or others.

Meditation is a discipline which is better learned in community.

After a short introduction to meditation we sit in silence together. At the end of our meditation we have the opportunity to speak briefly about how our practice of meditation is developing, day by day.

You would be welcome to join us any Tuesday evening. We are an ecumenical group. You do not need to be a member of the congregation at St James’ to join us.

Revd Lesley Chapman.

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