It is almost exactly a year since Virginia Gorna died (RIP). With her long background in social work, Virginia was our initial safeguarding officer and we remain grateful for all that she did to put in place measures to protect the young and the vulnerable. During the interregnum, the safeguarding officer from a neighbouring parish has kept us under her wing, but we are now able to announce that Denise Hines has been authorised by the diocesan safeguarding authorities to take over this crucial role at Saint James’s. We are very grateful to Denise whose wide experience in education brings the necessary skills to what we hope and pray will not be too onerous a task.


Last weekend’s “White Flower” collection for the Society for Protection of Unborn Children raised £745. If there are further contributions please forward then directly to the parish office.


The Confirmandi meet this Sunday at 5pm in the social centre (face to face rather than on Zoom) while the Adult Instruction meets in the rectory at 7pm on Tuesdays. The young ones preparing for First Holy Communion (nearly forty of them in the current cohort) are well underway in their programme – they meet every Saturday on Zoom.