St. James Church
What it does:
Church services are generally held at 9:30 am each Sunday, but have a look at Parish Lines, the website Calendar or the Church Notice Board for details of special services. On the first Sunday of each month, there is a service of Morning Prayer. Normanton on Soar Choir give us some wonderful musical items at this service, and you have the opportunity to join in some lively hymns - both old and new. On the second, third and fourth Sundays, there is a service of Holy Communion. If there is a fifth Sunday in the month, we join other Churches in our Cluster for a joint service, sometimes held here in Normanton. There is a lovely friendly and welcoming atmosphere at the Church, so we hope that you will come and join us. The services always end with a cup of coffee/tea (and sometimes sherry!), which gives us time to chat
The Church in Normanton on Soar is based in the 12th century church near the south end of the settlement. It has a river frontage and is well known in the area for both its setting and its history as a boatman’s Church. The Church exists to provide a focus for worship, for ministering to the spiritual needs throughout the parish, and to spread the Gospel. It holds services on Sunday mornings, and other special services such as Taizé services; and conducts weddings, baptisms, funerals and burials. The ministry is normally led by a vicar who shares this duty with his ministry in Sutton Bonington. At the moment, the Church is "interregnum" and the post of Priest in Charge has been advertised. There is a house group which meets alternatively in Normanton on Soar and Sutton Bonington.
The building is basically sound but it needs continual maintenance to ensure that its present condition is maintained. These needs and other commitments to the wider church, (e.g. clergy salaries and pensions, diocesan overheads, giving to charities) are met as far as possible from a programme of regular contributions which was renewed in 2014. Several events are held through the year to raise money for specific capital projects and to meet any shortfall in regular giving.
Church Opening Times
The PCC has decided to open St James Church on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and on Sundays from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Outside these times, the key can be obtained from 75 Main Street.
Where it is (click here)