2 Corinthians chapter 5 verse 17:
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation;
the old has gone, the new has come!"
We aim to have Jesus at the heart of everything we do, not only in church as we worship, but in our daily lives, work places, schools and homes.
The Church Lads’ and Church Girls’ Brigade (CLCGB), often referred to as ‘The Brigade’, is the Anglican Churches own uniformed youth organisation: welcoming children and young people of all faiths and none.
The organisation has a lot of history with the parish of St James' East Crompton having had a Brigade Company for over 100 years.
We have an active membership of around 30 with a team of dedicated leaders and we cater for many different age groups, details of which are listed below.
Martins (4-7 yrs old)
Meets Wednesday 6.00 – 7.00pm – St George's School
Y Team (7-10 yrs old)
Meets Wednesday 7.15 – 8:30pm – St Geoge's School
JTC (10-13 yrs old)
Meets Wednesday 7.15 – 8:30pm – St George's School
Seniors (13-21 yrs old)
Meets Wednesday 7.00 – 8:30pm – Parish Rooms
The activities include badge work, sport, trips (trampolining, skating, 10-pin bowling) and occasionally hold events with our fellow members from different churches within the Diocese of Manchester.
Trevor Dunkerley 01706 843682 or 07984 925938
01706 843682 or 07984 925938
We are blessed to have a thriving Junior Church with committed leaders.
With 120 children on our membership, there is a serious commitment to teaching the faith to a next generation of believers.
All children who attend our Junior must be registered with us.
The Registration Form can be downloaded here.
Parents of children who attend our Junior Church must be worshipping members of the church. Our policy is to encourage the building of 'family faith' rather than being a service provider of child care on a Sunday morning!
THE MATERIAL WE USE
Junior Church uses the material published by Seasons of the Spirit.
You can visit the website here
This is a group who meet once a month (usually third Monday) and we, more often than not, have a guest speaker at the meetings.
During the year we hold a couple of Coffee Mornings with the money raised at the end of the year being given to a charity. We also work for the stall at our Christmas Fair.
In the summer we have an annual outing to a place of interest and, as a social event, husbands, partners and friends join us for the day.
All ladies are always welcome to any of these meetings.
Contact Kath Moss for more information
I became a Christian in the early 1980’s and started off in full-time Ministry as a Church Army Evangelist in 1990. I was ordained in 2003.
Originally from the West Midlands, I am a lifelong West Brom supporter.
I am married to Lyn who is also a Priest and have children who now have families of their own.
My interests include Boot Camps, poetry, mental health issues, sitting on the beach and watching sunsets, and the excitement and wonder of playing games with my grandchildren.
My name is Howard Moston and I am licensed by the Diocese of Manchester as an Ordained Local Minister.
I began my training in 2007 after I retired from teaching and was ordained in 2010.
I share leadership of Sunday Worship with our Vicar David, at both St James and St Saviours. I take baptisms, funerals and weddings in the parish. I am involved in preparing candidates for Confirmation, preparing young children to receive Communion. I support our Junior Churches in the preparation of All-Age Worship. I lead worship and support RE lessons in both our St Georges and our St James School.
I train our choir at St James and have responsibility for music at both St James and St Saviours. The choir is very competent and sing challenging music. We sing at all the major festivals of the year and also on special occasions. We are currently preparing to sing “The Armed Man” by Karl Jenkins on Remembrance Sunday evening as part of the 100th Anniversary of the end of WWI.
We rehearse on Thursday evenings from 6.30pm until 8.00pm and we are always ready to welcome new members.
THE ROLE OF THE CHURCHWARDEN.
My name is David Marsland and I am one of the wardens along with Kath Moss and our Deputy Warden Rachel Holt. I have been elected on two occasions, the latter being in 2006.
The roles and responsibilities of a churchwarden are wide and varied, as befitting an office that dates back to the 13th century. Churchwardens are officers of the bishop and their loyalty is to him, whilst at the same time remembering that they are chosen by the people of the parish, so their responsibility is to the parish as a whole, not just to the church congregation. Some of these responsibilities are summarised here.
I am also the Parish Rooms Manager responsible for taking bookings for the hiring the building.
I am also a licensed LEM. I organise the rotas for the Sides people, the Acolytes, and the Coffee team.
I have been Churchwarden (People's) for the last 10 years, before this I was a Welcomer in the Church, which I have attended over 25 years.
Together with the Vicar's Warden, we look after the fabric of the Church and day-to-day running. We hold the keys to the Church and have access at any time.
Other responsibilities are our connection with Sunday services – keeping details records for reports and inspections.
I am a trustee of the Child Care Village which is based in our Parish Rooms during the week. This is an interesting voluntary position working closely with the Manager and other Trustees.
My other voluntary work is as a receptionist at our local hospice, which I find interesting and challenging.