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Presentation of some of the things that happen at St James


St. James (Never knowingly over-rehearsed) Players
January 26th, 27th & 28th 2017

This year we presented our 5th Pantomime, extending the performances to three nights, and seeking to raise funds for Taunton Street Pastors and the Christian Foundation for Disabled Children in Thailand. We were delighted to be able to raise a total of £1474. Click on picture for more details.

Murder is Served
On Friday the 4th of March 2016 the church was turned into a restaurant. We were entertained by the St James Drama group and were invited to guess whodunit whilst enjoying a 2 course meal. Profits in aid of Refugee Aid From Taunton (RAFT).

Pictorial window of the last 900 years. Presentation of some of the things that happen at St James
St Helen's Church, Lundy Island. Saturday, 5th September 2015 Bellringers



Some of our bellringers, along with ringers from Thurloxton church enjoyed an outing to Lundy Island. A good time was had by all, ringing the ten Bells.

Art Group Auction 2015

This year we are holding an auction of original pieces of art that has been produced by our Art Group. Each picture comes framed and ready to hang on the wall. The Auction will take place on Sunday the 13th of September, immediately after the morning service. Click on the picture to the right for a more detailed preview. The money raised will go towards the cost of the new chairs in the hall.
Bellringers Outing June 2015

We met at St James church and preceded to visit and ring at Culmstock, Hemyock, Clayhidon where we stopped for a pub lunch at the Half Moon Inn, then Pitminster and finished at West Buckland where we enjoyed a cream tea. Bramble the dog didn't do any ringing, he only came for social reasons.

 Art Group Spring 2015.

The Art Group have produced an exhibition which will be shown on Palm Sunday (29th March) and Easter Sunday (5th April). The theme is largely but not exclusively Spring. The original art will be available to view on the South (Left) side of the church. It will also be shown on the overhead screen. Click on the picture on the right to download a PowerPoint presentation.


Aladdin 2015

Funds raised went to Somerset Sight and the Church hall appeal.

For more details, click on the picture. 

Harvest 2014

The Gifts of God. The Art Group have produced pictures which represent the many gifts that God gives us. To see more, click on the picture on the right to open a PowerPoint of the whole presentation.

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    This year the St James Art Group produced poster sized cards for us to sign instead of sending each other cards. The idea being that we then give a donation to TEARFUND

Click on the image on the left to download PowerPoint with more images.


Photo versus Watercolour

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St James Art Group Exhibition Number 2.  2nd of December 2012. See more of what our St James artists have been up to. The theme this time is "Taunton".


Watch a PowerPoint with thirty pictures by clicking on the first one above.


Red Riding Hood. The Panto. 
Happened on the 21st & 22 December 2012
By the St James Players.
 In aid of the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU), Musgrove Park Hospital 
& Adoption Support In Society Today (ASIST)

The Plot

Long ago old Dilly-Daily was a village so calm and serene,
while the people were shopping and the woodman was chopping,
 a creature burst onto the scene. What a stir-that it caused,
with its long pointy claws but things are not quite as they seem.
 To add spice to the mix two cads and-their tricks
make our-story more complex and fun,
so itís all down to Granny and Holly and Barney and the muscular hero Rowan (it nearly rhymes).
So what will become of our guys and dolls?
Will they all stay to fight it or flee,
 how will the plot be resolved and the mysteries solved,
 take a seat,  just relax and youíll see.

Click on the pictures above to view video clips.

St James Art Group Exhibition. 
This was held on the 1st of July 2012. For those of you that missed it, it can be seen again by clicking on the first picture.

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Under the indefatigable leadership of Doreen Carter, the art group were given the task of recreating a masterpiece without knowing what the full picture looks like. A small copy of the picture was cut up into 20 squares and the task was to copy it in water colours at twice the size of the sample received. Most people did two squares each. The end result, you must admit is interesting. Click on the picture to see it in more detail.