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The Parish of

St James, Clacton,

with St Christopher, Jaywick

St James : Tower Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO151LE


St Christopher : Meadow Way, Jaywick, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO15 2HR



Christmas Concert in aid of Cancer Research UK - Friday, 8th December 2017 7pm. The Spectrum Choir will be performing some Christmas classics, along with Salvation Army singing classic carols. Tickets are £5 Adults and £3 for Under 16's and can be purchased in advance from Pam Straw.

Please see poster for further details

Clacton Foodbank    Thanks to all who provided carrier bags as well as food. The warehouse is better stocked after all the Harvest donations, but the need, now, is for long-life mild, tinned fish and packs to 40 teabags. All your help is very much appreciated. (Sandra)

TEECH                      HELP!!!! We have had a message from Rob who takes our gift bags out to Moldova. He says they are very short of gifts for the older children (11-14 years) and wondered if we could help. We will need things like jewellery, make up bags, pretty socks etc for the girls and cards, dominoes, fun socks etc for the boys. Anything in fact for the older children. Rob said that most gifts that come in are geared to the younger ones and he always has difficulty finding enough things for the older children. Many thanks if you can help us in any way.

Flower Guild             If you would like to donate money towards the cost of the Christmas flowers and do this in memory of someone, please put your donation in an envelope which is clearly marked with the person or persons names. The envelope can be posted into our box by the cloister door or handed to any member of the flower guild (our names are displayed at the back of the church). The last date to do this will be Sunday 17th December. This enables the names to be entered ready to display on the side altar for Christmas. Thank you.

Messy Church           Thank you for helping us collect the kitchen roll tubes. We now have plenty and don't need you to collect them anymore. We would still like a few more coffee jar lids as we need them for one of the December Messy Church activities. The box will be by the blue noticeboard to collect the lids. Thanks again for your help.


(Please let the churchwardens have any notices by Wednesday pm).


Peter Luckin                Churchwarden                               569206        

Paul Siddall                 Churchwarden & Organist               421432        

Jo Jellis                       Lay Reader                                   428741

Stella Baldry                PCC Secretary                               421782

Brenda Oliver              St Christopher’s Warden                 476529 or 07790 624481

Allen Warrender          St Christopher’s Organist                  





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Church – but not as you know it!

We talk, have fun together and discover more about God.

Crafts, games and stories suitable for children and their families, plus food.

St James’ Church

Beatrice Road, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1LE

(Entrance through church hall in Tower Road)

Saturdays, 3pm to 5pm, on the following dates in 2017:

18th February

6th May

8th July

16th September

11th November

9th December

All are Welcome


There is no charge, but donations are always welcome.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please bring a bag to take your craft activities home in.

For further details please contact Peter on (01255 429896

or e-mail


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