Church Boiler

Recently the heating engineers warned us that although they can be serviced, almost all the parts for the church boiler are no longer available and the hall boiler is obsolete! Fundraising will certainly need to...

Roof Repairs 2016

  Although awarded grants by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Garfield Weston and others in 2015/16, the discovery of bats delayed the start of this roof repair project. A further survey, done later in 2016, as soon as the weather became milder, confirmed that there was not...

The Rector’s last Column

Believe it or not it will 7 years and 4 months since my licensing as Priest in Charge when I celebrate our last communion on Sunday 8th January at the joint service at St Michael & All Angels. How time has flown! I remember being told by Canon Robin Gamble, who...

From the Rector – December 2016

It is good to be back with you; even if it is only a short time before we leave. Coming back it is exciting to see how much progress has been made on the roof and I cannot wait for it to be finished. It’s also been exciting to see how things have moved on. The Toddler...

Tidy Up

Thank you to all who help to clean and tidy the church and the grounds. Extra sweeping is inevitably necessary at this time but once all the work has been finished, a good “clean-up” will be needed. The grounds too will need a some attention – that may be in the...

Social Planning Meetings

More help always needed! Please come and take part in the planning of future social and fund raising events. Not only can any fundraising help the church financially, but it can add to the church’s contribution to life in our community. More ideas are always welcome...
Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday

The Beavers, local councilors and Mrs. Holland with some children from Lees Primary School were amongst the people who joined the congregations of both St James’ and Lees Methodist Churches for the Remembrance Service on Sunday. The Beavers presented their flags at...
Harvest Festival and Rainbow Flag Dedication

Harvest Festival and Rainbow Flag Dedication

Our Harvest Festival once this year, once more broke with tradition and was centred on raising much needed funds for “Farm Africa”. We have  supported this charity since 2012 and in that time we have raised well over £1,000. The Friday Church children...

BAG2THEFUTURE

Please save all your unwanted but reusable clothing, jewellery and soft toys for our next collection. If you are unable to store these bags at home we can arrange to put them in the loft at church, however it would be preferable if you are able to store these at home...

Rev. Peter Mayo-Smith is leaving

Cross Roads Parish Church’s rector has announced he will be leaving the parish to take up a new post in Eldwick. The Rev Peter Mayo-Smith has been working in the village for seven years. “I have enjoyed myself and it’s been wonderful to meet so many different people,”...