St. James' Church, Southbroom, Devizes
As a church, we seek to be inclusive by removing barriers that prevent others from joining with us in our worship and mission. We believe that men and women are created by God in his image and have equal dignity and worth. This includes all people, with or without disabilities.
We are committed to breaking down barriers and seeing the value of each person to help us become the family that God intends us to be.
We have sought to change our building and improve our practices to create equality of opportunity for people with disabilities as members of the church.
For wheelchair users, mobility scooters and pushchairs there is a level access to the building from Church Walk and inside we have fully accessible toilet with changing facilities for babies. There is a space on the ground floor for wheelchair users and users of mobility scooters to remain seated on them if they wish whilst taking part in our activities.
For the hard of hearing we have a modern amplification system and a loop system. For those with a visual impairment we can provide large print copies of words and songs used. For the 11:00 am Sunday Worship the songs and responses are displayed on two video screens visible from most parts of the church building.
Young and old are welcome to join us is a wide range of services and other activities. There is plenty of space for baby buggies and a creche is provided at the 11:00 am Sunday Service.
If there is further help that you would like us to provide, or adjustments that would make it easier for you to take part in our activities, please ask any of our ministers or one of our churchwardens, Jeremy Davidson and Clare Kent.
We look forward to welcoming you.
'The body is a unit, thought it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they from one body' (1 Corinthians 12:12)
Are you involved in our Children’s and Young People’s Groups?
Are you a volunteer in the crèche?
Are you a Connect Group Leader or do you help to run Tuesday@Two?
Have you previously attended an initial Safeguarding Training course?
If so please come along to a Safeguarding Training Update Workshop this April. We are offering 2 dates:-
Wednesday 13th April, 7.15 – 9.30pm
Saturday, 30th April, 9.30 – 12.45
Diocesan Training Opportunities
Institution, induction & installation
St James' Church welcomes our new Vicar the Revd.Dr Keith Brindle at a packed service on January 5th, lead by the Bishop of Salisbury.
About Keith Brindle
What I would want to know if I was in your shoes, waiting for the new vicar and his family to turn up, is what this person is like? So let me give you a potted biography and some thoughts, with some juicy bits, by way of a brief introduction.
Giving in Grace
You can download the Planned Giving form mentioned in Michael Porter's talk on Giving in grace from here.
More information on Giving can be found here or chick on the Giving plate on the righhand side of the menu.
Do you use the Internet to buy goods and services?
Would you be prepared to raise funds for St James’ at no cost to yourself?
If the answer to those two questions is “YES”, then you can do so by joining “Easyfundraising”. In March we received a cheque from Easyfundraising for £15.38 from those who have joined. This is not a great sum, you may say, but just think of what it could be if we all did so! So I publicised it at the APCM and we have already raised another £7 and so please join us! This really could turn out be a significant contribution to our finances. All you have to do is to go to the Easyfundraising website and enrol, giving “St James’Southbroom Devizes” as your chosen cause. Then use them whenever you order online.
It would be great to have a larger share of the £9.2 million raised through this scheme!