A Warm Welcome
Welcome. We are a "family friendly" evangelical church, serving the people of Barkham and the wider area. We welcome those who want to investigate Christianity and those who want to know how to keep on following Jesus.
Our Sunday evening service (also known as "Sundays at 7") starts at 7pm, but tea, coffee and biscuits are served from approximately 6.45pm.
During each service, we look at the Bible together, pray and sing a mixture of old hymns and modern songs.
You can find out more about us and what we do by selecting one of the tabs at the top right of this page.
Some upcoming events :
Help with talking to others about Jesus
We are highly recommending a conference taking place at St Mary's Maidenhead on May 9th. So many of us have little confidence in speaking up for Jesus, because we don’t know what to say or we are worried about causing offence. This ‘Salt-shaker’ conference will help us to see how we can speak about Jesus naturally and lead people to the Gospels where they discover Jesus for themselves. Becky Manley Pippert (Author of Out of the Salt-Shaker) is a gifted and infectious evangelist, but don’t let that put you off! Her great burden is to see everyday believers equipped for and passionate about their witness. All details about the conference and bookings are available on a flyer and you can book your place on-line at www.stmarysmaidenhead.org/ Book in now and we can coordinate transport nearer the time.
We’re so grateful for so many in our three church families who give themselves to work with children and young people – both in our regular groups and also at HBC. One of the requirements placed on us is to ensure that all these volunteers receive appropriate Safeguarding training. To this end we will be running Safeguarding training at Barkham Church on Monday 1 June (7:45 for coffee; training starts at 8pm; finish by c9:30pm). If you’ve not previously undertaken Safeguarding training through our churches (eg if you didn’t come to the similar event we ran back in September 2013), please make please make this a priority and keep the date free.
‘The Cafe Fellowship’
A new opportunity to meet up informally with one another midweek. On the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, anyone who is free would be very welcome to drop in to ‘The Cafe Fellowship’. A chance to meet up, catch up and encourage one another. Meet in the cafe, at Henry Street Garden Centre at 10.30am.
Barkham Book Library
The Barkham book library is now open for business at the back of the church, with a wide range of titles on offer. (Hopefully with an online list coming soon as well...)
To borrow a book, write your name and date on the white card inside the book, and put the card in the box. When you've finished, leave the book on top of the bookcase.
If you have any Christian books that you would like to donate, please speak to Nigel or Julian, so that we can keep a good balance of books that support the Gospel teaching at St James.
Large print service sheets
We now produce a couple of large print copies of the service sheet and news sheet. Do bear them in mind if you are bringing a guest who may appreciate this. If you are visiting us and would like a large print copy, please feel welcome to ask when offered a service sheet.
We encourage all regulars to belong to a small group as they are places where we can get to know, support and encourage one another in our faith in Jesus. Groups are just about to begin again so this is a great time to join. We have evening groups as well as daytime groups for women. Have a word with Julian or David if you would like to know more or to join one.
Looking for a good book? Want to grow in your understanding of the Bible or of what it means to be a Christian? Looking for something helpful for your children or for a friend? Click on the '10ofthose' logo and you’ll find two things: First, a list of ten helpful books that we think anyone would benefit from reading; and secondly, three books that fit particularly well with things we are looking at as a church family right now. 10ofthose is an excellent Christian bookseller - so do take a few minutes to browse the rest of their site as well.