On Saturday 30th April on Anneka Rice's Saturday Breakfast show St James was mentioned in the "Pause for Thought" slot. Check it on on the BBC iPlayer Radio about 15 minutes into her show.
Here are some photos of the gardens that John, a fantastic volunteer, has created just inside the gates to the Church courtyard. MANY MANY thanks.
On 9th February a group of 1st Year Occupational Therapy Students volunteered their time to help our Charity.
They were involved in Painting, Gardening, General Tidying & in the Cafe.
We are VERY grateful for the gifts of their time and selves.
We have standardised the Room Hire Rates with effect from 14th July.
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The pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain owes its origin to the discovery, in what is now Galicia, of the tomb of the Apostle James the Great sometime early in the 9th century. It probably achieved its greatest popularity in the 12th century, when it came to rival Rome and Jerusalem as goals of Christian pilgrimage, and though it declined thereafter, it has never been entirely forgotten.
John Beirne, enjoying a coffee, before starting out on his journey to Compostella. This year he will celebrate his 71st birthday en route. He is hoping to raise awareness of the historical importance of this pilgrimage which used St James Bristol as a starting point.
2/6/2014 We have already received £50 in sponsored donations for John's walk.
Lloyd's Bank Volunteers planted bulbs in the South Garden back in November 2013.
Here is the result of their labour. THANK YOU !!
The memorials that have been restored in the church have interesting stories.
A group of volunteers have been researching the history of these memorials.
The War Memorials for St James Priory and St Peter's Church have also been researched.
The findings are available via this link: