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Beds and Herts Historic Churches Trust

Bike and Hike Event, Saturday 8th September

This year’s biking or walking event around local churches takes place on Saturday 8th September. Further information and sponsorship forms can be obtained from Trevor Barratt or in                                            the Green Envelope Packs left in the church and the barn. If you are able to help with welcoming riders and walkers to St James from far and wide at our church room please let Bill Hardy know.

Open Home Group Socials in August 

EVERYONE WELCOME! We are meeting weekly at the Barnabas Centre 20:00–21:30 unless otherwise stated.

Thursday 16th        19:00 Theatre trip!! St Mary the Virgin Church, Stansted is showing, ‘The Importance of being Earnest’ performed by ‘This is My Theatre’. Tickets £10/ £8 concessions. Transport can be shared but book your own ticket via this link and then let John Wrentmore or Jan Dean know you are coming. We will need to leave BS 18:30.

Thursday 23rd        Everyone is warmly invited to join us for a games evening. This is an opportunity to bring friends and family to join in a time of fun, fellowship and laughter. We play a variety of simple games like Jenga, UNO and Bananagrams. Do come and join us and bring your own games too!  

Thursday 30th        Daniel Daniels-Smith will be sharing his passion for books! Please feel free to bring a favourite book of your own along.



Please remember to sign a consent form if you wish to receive the church newsletter and / or any other church news etc. As from 1st October 2018, the church will no longer be able to e-mail the newsletter to you if you have not completed a consent form. The forms are available from the St. Barnabas Centre and when completed, should be placed in:

  • the shiny pink ballot-style box in the SBC
  • the Church Wardens’ box attached to the wall to the left of the stairs leading up to the church offices.
Please also read the Privacy Notice which is currently available in each of the church buildings as this outlines the GDPR requirements which the church must respect and adhere to.
If you have any queries related to GDPR, please do not hesitate to contact either of the Church Wardens or any member of the GDPR committee:
  • Louise Ollie
  • Sylvia Barrows
  • Debbie Hoy
Many thanks to you all for your forbearance and your support as we grapple with this substantial change in UK Law related to the safe storage of personal data.
Sue & Pippa

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