St James’s Christmas Tree Festival 2021 will be open to the public Free of Charge from : Thursday 2nd December between 1-4pm Friday 3rd December between 10-4pm Friday 3rd December 7.30pm The Friends of St James will be hosting a ticketed event with music, wine & nibbles £7.50 per person Saturday 4th December between 10-4pm Sunday 5th December between 11 … [Read more...] about Christmas Tree Festival 2021
https://www.facebook.com/louthchurch/videos/374311887175518 We are delighted to announce that the Rev’d Cameron Watt has been appointed as Interim Priest in Charge of the Team Parish of Louth. Cameron will be licensed on 15th June at 7pm at St James’. More can be read about Cameron … [Read more...] about Rev’d Cameron Watt – Notification of Appointment
Each week one of the Deanery ministry team will reflect upon a particular psalm that means something to them. We will then have a chance to pray the psalm together and work through how it speaks to us, before taking the ‘soul song’ into our week to come. Wednesdays in Lent at 7pm, finishing in time for the live-streamed Compline at 8pm. 24th February - Psalm 122 - James … [Read more...] about SOUL SONGS ~ A Reflective course for Lent on the Psalms
7th November 2020 Now that guidance has been issued, it is possible to confirm that although the Parish Church of Louth St James will remain open for anyone to use for private prayer, we are unable to welcome people to gather for worship at the present time. However, the normal round of daily worship will continue to be offered by members of the Ministry Team on behalf of … [Read more...] about Covid Lockdown November 2020
18th October 2020 The Acting Bishop of Lincoln is pleased to announce the appointment of the Revd Canon Nick Brown as Precentor of Lincoln. As Precentor, Nick will be a residentiary canon and a chapter member with responsibility for the worship and music in the Cathedral. He is already a familiar face in the Cathedral as a non-residentiary canon and as a chapter … [Read more...] about An announcement regarding the next Precentor of Lincoln
Church doors open again in a first step to what we hope will be a better future
Having been shut for nearly 12 weeks, some of the church doors in and around Louth will be reopening in the coming days. Our church buildings have been places for prayer and reflection at the heart of the communities of Louth and its surrounding villages for centuries – but for the past few weeks people have had to pray in the tranquillity of our churchyards rather than go inside the buildings to pray. With the governments easing of restrictions, churches are able to open their doors from Monday 15th June – alongside many other local facilities.
However, it will not be back to normal quite yet – as Nick Brown, the Rural Dean of Louthesk, said, “Our churches are places of prayer and peace, and it has been difficult to have them all closed at such a time as this. It is important that as well as being places of prayer and contemplation, they are also safe places to be – in all senses. This means that we can only open churches where we have necessary measures in place, and at times when there can be someone present to supervise them and support people who visit them. So this does mean that it is not quite ‘business as usual’ yet. However, we are glad that people can now come to St James’, and benefit from the quiet and peace of this place of prayer”.
From Monday 15th June, the Parish Church of St James in Louth will be open from 10am to 12noon every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Some of the other local parish churches across the local area may reopen over the coming days and weeks, and information will be available both in each local community and on the news section of the Parish of Louth website (www.teamparishoflouth.org.uk). Whilst we are glad that some local churches will be opening for private prayer, we feel very acutely the fact that we are still not able to resume public worship. However, each day the clergy and ministers of the deanery of Louthesk are maintaining regular prayer on behalf of the communities they are called to serve, and the practical work of helping those in need continues both through neighbourly support and the work of the Community Larder based at Trinity Centre.
As well as some church buildings reopening for people to use for private prayer, Trinity Centre continues to be open on a reduced basis as part of the local church’s work to serve the local community. The Community Larder is open from 9am to 10am for those in need, and operates as part of the parish’s Pastoral Care Network that has provided over 7,000 meals, 185 medication deliveries, and over 500 welfare checks on people since the beginning of lockdown. Although activities will almost certainly look different when we do reopen, we look forward to the day when our doors can be thrown open more fully!
https://www.facebook.com/stjameschoirlouth/videos/270633044324390/ … [Read more...] about The Lord’s My Shepherd – Music Reflection 2
26th March 2020 Dear members of our community, We write to you at a time that is unprecedented in the recent history not just of our town, but of our nation – a time that will help to shape how we understand ourselves for years, decades and (perhaps) centuries to come. For many, we realise that the last couple of weeks have been disorienting, and times of anxiety. There … [Read more...] about Letter to the wider community
Two substantial fragments of an Anglo-Saxon stone cross dating from the tenth century have been found in the garden of the rectory of St. James’s church in Louth, Lincolnshire: one during routine maintenance work undertaken by the church staff, and one subsequently during a more detailed search undertaken by the church verger, Christopher Marshall. He knew immediately that he … [Read more...] about The Louth Cross – Exciting Anglo-Saxon Find