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Pictures taken during the OMEGA course


An End or a New Beginning?

The twelve of us who signed up for the OMEGA Course probably did not know quite what to expect from a course designed ‘to help people who may be approaching retirement or be newly retired’, especially when some of us have been ‘officially’ retired for some time! 

However, the six session course run by Revd Canon Peter Moseling through November has been an interesting and thought provoking journey. 

It may not be some people’s idea of a ‘good night out’ to sit around tables discussing what kind of funeral you might want, or even whether you would prefer to be buried or cremated! However, there were many more much deeper spiritual and soul searching questions which were raised and discussed under the very able leadership of Revd Peter.  I think I speak for the whole group when I say that the course was very much appreciated as was the wealth of Pastoral experience and learning brought to it.
We now have a substantial book list to work through if we want to engage more with some of the excellent writings of different scholars and thinkers introduced to us during the course – in fact it may take me the rest of my retirement years to read them all! 
Our thanks to Rev Peter for such an excellent course, carefully researched and so thoughtfully delivered. You have given us a lot to think about and hope that God has not finished with us yet!
Janet King and the OMEGA Course Group


Funding boost for church
St James’ Church in Burton Lazars has received a funding boost in time for Christmas in the shape of a £10,000 National Churches Trust Community Grant to install A much-needed toilet, kitchen and meeting room. More ...
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Soup and wine raises £450
Julia and Christopher Joseph organised an excellent soup and wine special in Burton Lazars Village Hall on Saturday, December 2nd, to raise funds for the St James' Church Refurbishment Project, writes Janet King. More ...
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Café Connect with a difference 
Café Connect at St James' Church, Burton Lazars, was different this month, writes Janet King. More ...
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Alma is still working hard
Janet King gives an update on what has been happening in the villages of Bitaj and Drenge, Albania, recently. More ...
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Fundraising is on song!
Belvoir Big Band were back at St James' Church, Burton Lazars, on Saturday, November 18th, two years on from their first visit to help us again with our fundraising for our Refurbishment Project, writes Janet King. More ...
Making the LINK!
Around 50 people sat down to Spuds and Posh Puds at the LINK lunch held in Burton Lazars recently. For more details and pictures, read on... More ...
Remembering lost loved ones
Our Service of Loving Remembrance held on November 5th at St James' Church, Burton Lazars, was particularly well attended this year, writes Janet King. More ...
Make a date
Here's your chance to view a list /programme of events which are coming up in the next four months at St James' Church, Burton Lazars. For more details, read on... More ...
Serving up a treat
St James' Church, Burton Lazars, held a Mothering Sunday Cafe Connect on March 26th which was well attended and well received, writes Janet King. More ...
Refurbishment plans on show
A meeting was held in St James' church, Burton Lazars on Sunday, March 5, when the final refurbishment plans, which have now been granted a Faculty by the DAC, were on view and those present were told how far things have reached. More ...