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Welcome to

St. James

The Parish Church of Pokesdown

We meet at 10am on Sundays for worship and fellowship

Our Services
Our Services

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Our Church
Our Church

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Our People
Our People

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Our Holy Week
Easter Services

Maundy Thursday, 14th April
There will be a short service of Holy Communion at 7 pm. We are using parts of a service from the Iona community which we hope will make it a memorable service for everyone.

Good Friday, 15th April
There is a Kidz Worship Workshop 10am- 12 noon and a Service of meditation and music at 3pm.

Easter Day, 17th April
The Social Team will be serving a Continental breakfast before the service. 
Please join us between 8.45 and 9.45 am.

At 10am the Archdeacon of Winchester will be taking the service. We need to make this a “St. James special “so please join us for the Easter celebration if you can.
There will be an Easter Egg Hunt, too!

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The season of Lent lasts for forty days (not including Sundays). It is a time when Christians reflect and prepare for the celebrations of Easter. Some people fast, eat frugally or give up treats following the example of Jesus, who fasted for forty days in the wilderness.

People also give to charity, set aside time to study the bible and meet with other Christians to reflect on Jesus' life and prepare for the events of Holy Week and Easter. 


Easter Day

On the third day after being crucified, Jesus' tomb was found to be empty. He had risen from the dead. Life triumphs over death! The joy of resurrection is possible only because Christ endured death and conquered it.

Easter Day marks the beginning of fifty days of celebrating Jesus' resurrection. The final ten days begin on Ascension day where we celebrate Jesus' ascension into heaven.