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Above and below: Work is progressing well on St James' Church, Burton Lazars.

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The font has been relocated to its new position to the right of the main door.

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Team Parish Rector, the Revd Kevin Ashby, gets a guided tour of the work in progress.

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Work on St James' Church, Burton Lazars, is going very well.

Work on church is progressing well

The panorama views above showing the current ‘state of play’ with the refurbishment work at St James' Church, Burton Lazars, were taken by the Team Parish Rector, the Revd Kevin Ashby when he came to see the progress being made on our project at the end of August, writes Janet King.

Things continue to go well, with the new electricity supply laid and the pipe-work for the new central heating system now in, together with the new boiler. The font has been relocated to its new position to the right of the main door and the studwork is up for the new toilet and kitchen/servery area.
 
We thank God for the progress being made and for the fact that the schedule is currently running according to plan.
 
*On Saturday, September 1st, the village Arts and Crafts Group held their annual exhibition and hosted the coffee morning in the village hall. We are very grateful to them for choosing the St James' Project as their charity, presenting us with a cheque for £500 at the end of the day. 
 
*The same evening a quiz was held (again in the Village Hall) to raise money for our project. More than 80 people attended and £250 was raised. We are very grateful to Ian Pengelly for running the evening for us and would like to express our thanks to everyone who helped to make the event a real success.
 
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Above and below: Pictures taken at the successful quiz night in the village hall on Saturday (September 1st).

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An evening with Govannen
Members of St James Church, Burton Lazars, are busy preparing for their first event back in the newly refurbished building on Saturday, December 15th, when everyone is invited to celebrate the festive season with Celtic music band Govannen and friends. More ...
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Work is still on target
Looking around the inside of St James' Church building, everything still looks quite chaotic and this last couple of weeks it has been a hive of industry, writes Jenny Pengelly. More ...
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LINK cream tea
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The congregation of St James' Church, Burton Lazars, is so excited that work on the refurbishment of the building is now under way. To find out more, read on... More ...
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Welcome boost for church funds
A coffee morning, cake and plant sale proved a big success and was well attended in Burton Lazars Village Hall on Saturday (June 2nd). More ...
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A very special day
St James' Church, Burton Lazars, was beautifully decorated for Easter Sunday by Sue Lloyd and a band of helpers and the many bunches of daffodils were distributed afterwards with a greeting from St James. More ...
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Great to see Alma
It was great to have Alma Syla from Albania with us in Burton Lazars recently, writes Janet King. More ...
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A lovely start to Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday got off to an early start for some of the St James' congregation who went to encourage a band of pilgrims who were walking along Sawgate Road, Burton Lazars, carrying a wooden cross en route to Walsingham, writes Janet King. More ...
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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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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 ...