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Church and Coronavirus
Church and Coronavirus – We encourage you to take sensible precautions to be as safe as possible. For the time being we are continuing to distribute only the blessed bread at services of Holy Communion. The PCC will meet in February and decide whether we should restart distributing the wine as well.
Ray Young has retired as Clock Keeper after several years. We are very grateful to him for keeping the clock wound and adjusted as well as arranging for it to be regularly inspected by the engineers.
We have a new Clock Keeper – Wayne Johnson, who lives in the village, and volunteered to take on this work. We are very grateful to him for this.
Annual Parish Church Meeting
The 2023 APCM will take place after a service of Evensong on Sunday 30th April. There are three vacancies on the Parochial Church Council for elected lay people. To be eligible for election you must be on the Church Electoral Roll. Pat Barnes is the person to talk to if you want to be on the Electoral Roll.
The Fallen from Smisby
Thanks to more research by Garry Margerrison we now have finally identified the details for all of the fallen that we remember at Smisby. We now have not just their rank and service numbers but where they died and where they are buried including those from WW2 on who we previously had no information.
St James' Church
WELCOME TO SMISBY ST. JAMES
Hello and welcome to the web pages for our ancient village church.
St. James Church stands on a hill above the village and has been a place of Christian worship for more than 900 years.
There are four churches in the group we belong to – Melbourne, Smisby, Stanton by Bridge and Ticknall.
Our Rector is the Revd. Steve Short who leads a ministry team of Clergy and Readers.
Please take a moment to click on this link and peruse the St. James Parish Church Parish Safeguarding Policy
It sets out our policy and what to do if you have safeguarding concerns about the care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in Church activities.