Christmas Masses – Fully Booked!
In person masses for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and December 27 are now fully book!
Back to Church Mass Attendance
Parishioners can now attend masses in person starting Thursday December 3, 2020. Just like before, one has to call / email the parish to book a slot. Please do not randomly turn up without a booking.
- Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – 10am
- Saturday – 6pm
- Sunday – 11am
Carlo Acutis with reflection from Cardinal Vincent Nichols– Become a Digital Apostle!
Checkout the updates under Pastoral Care and Evangelisation!
Also, check the LiveStream link for mass schedules.
As you probably know, St James’ parish has been a generous contributor to the Bromley Borough Foodbank since 2011. In that time a total of almost 10 tonnes of food and household goods, along with over £3,000 of vouchers and cash, has been delivered to the Foodbank. According to the normal method of calculation we have probably provided 20,000 meals to families who needed help.
Unfortunately, for whatever reasons, there has been a serious drop in donations since mid-July. Perhaps this is a result of not having the usual reminders in Briefly, or because the church collecting point has been unavailable. We should like to remind you that a collection basket is available for your donations in the parish office porch at 281A Crescent Drive. With Suzanne’s help, the Justice & Peace Group delivers donations and cash/cheques/vouchers to the Foodbank warehouse each week when there is sufficient to make the journey worthwhile.
For your convenience, the current list of needs is shown below. This is updated regularly and displayed on the basket. If you are able to help with even small donations, we know the Foodbank will be extremely grateful for your generosity.
Best wishes, J&P Group
- Cold Meat (e.g. tinned corned beef and ham)
- Small bottles of squash
- Instant Whip
- Packets of mashed potato
- Washing Detergent
- Male and Female Shampoo (very urgent)
- Shaving Gel/Foam
- Children’s Toothbrushes & Toothpaste
- Adult Toothbrushes
BUT PLEASE NO UHT milk, pasta, rice, beans, soup, tinned tomatoes, cereals, tea, or toilet rolls
Pondering the Word/Lectio Divina: an ancient way of praying the Scriptures
Mondays (except Bank Holidays) 11.00-12 noon via Zoom (please register with the parish office in advance via email only)
A quiet reflective look at the Gospel for next Sunday
- For those not familiar with Pondering the Word, or Lectio Divina, it is a way of prayerfully contemplating a passage of Scripture; in this instance, the Gospel for next Sunday. (Please feel free to bring a Bible or Missal)
- It is grounded in the fundamental premise that ‘the Word of God is alive and active’ (Heb.4:12) and has something to say to each one of us.
- It is not Bible study and it is not a discussion group. The emphasis is rather on silence: listening rather than talking.
- Be assured. You are not obliged to say anything. We are all part of the prayer just by being there.
- There are 4 stages in the process: Reading; Reflecting; Responding and Resting.
- At each stage the text is read aloud; followed by silence. In that silence you are invited, aloud or in silence, to name your connection with the text.
- The experience will be different for everyone. If the first word catches your attention, and nothing else, that is fine. If you find yourself proceeding at a different pace, or in a different order, that too, is fine. We are allowing God to lead us.
- Come and see!