Flourish Women’s Ministry

Flourish holds various events for the women of St James and their friends to get to know each other, support each other and to have fun together, such as breakfasts out, cinema trips, Christmas craft evenings etc.

We also host events that help us to explore how we grow and thrive in our relationship with God and each other. We aim to have a Flourish ‘Going Deeper’ evening once a term in a relaxed café style, which may include worship, teaching, testimonies, discussion and prayer.

The following verse from Psalm 1:2-3 is at the heart of Flourish’s ministry:

“Oh, the joys of those who… delight in the law of the LORD, meditating on it day and night. They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.”

Events This Term – Autumn 2017


- Flourish ‘Going Deeper’ Event

Tuesday 14th November at St James Church from 7.15pm for coffee, cake and chat with a 7.30pm start. Please join us for a relaxed cafe style evening with worship, teaching, testimonies and ministry. The theme for the evening “Holding on to Hope”.

- Bubbles and Baubles, Women’s Christmas Craft Event

Friday 1st December at St James Church from 7.00-9.30pm. This promises to be a relaxed, creative and fun evening. Join us for festive drinks and nibbles while having the chance to create beautiful homemade Christmas crafts and gifts.

Lots of variation of crafts for you to have a go at, such as Christmas wreaths for your door, homemade candle holders, felt hanging decorations and homemade gift tags. Also plenty of help on hand!

£8 a ticket, places can be booked in advance through the Church Office (024 7669 2299) or feel free to turn up and pay on the evening. For any more information, please speak to Ali Maynard.

Next Term Events

Look out for the next Women’s Breakfast to be held in January or February… date to follow

- Winter Glory Conference 2018 - Saturday 27th January – in Kettering

A group of women from St James will be attending the 2018 conference Winter Glory held in Kettering. The day runs from 9.15am until 4.30pm. The theme for the conference is ‘Planting the Heavens’ with Amy Orr-Ewing speaking on ‘Overcoming Challenges’ and Tanya Walker speaking on ‘The Gospel of the Kingdom’

The day will include times of worship and teaching. There will be time during the extended lunch break for spaces for prayer and reflection, a choice of seminars, craft activities, retail stalls and information stands, as well as time to relax with a hot drink!

Earlybird tickets (purchased before 31/12/2017) are £15

Full price tickets (purchased after 01/01/2018) are £20

For more information on the conference and how to book, please visit


We will be arranging lifts between those wishing to attend nearer the time. If you are interested in attending, please speak to Ali Maynard or contact the Church Office on 024 7669 2299