We are delighted to announce that the Revd Christopher Lowdon has been appointed as our new Rector. Revd Christopher Lowdon is coming from the Diocese of Sodor and Man and is Vicar of Maughold and South Ramsey (Isle of Man).

The Institution will take place on Saturday 13th July at 12 midday. We are asked to be seated by 11.45am. We have permission to use Dollar Academy’s car park which is in Mylne Avenue behind the church. There will be a reception afterwards in Dollar Academy Dining Room which is at the end of Mylne Avenue on the right hand side before the Academy gateway. There is a small carpark at the back of the dining hall and ramped access.

Please hold Christopher and family, the people and community of St James’, and the people of Maughold and South Ramsey in your prayers.

St. James’s is in an interregnum until the institution of a new rector. The interim Rector is Rev. Canon Richard Grosse.[Rector of Aberfoyle and Callander He will have pastoral charge of the congregation during the vacancy and must be consulted in relation to any proposed baptisms, funerals or weddings. His telephone number is 01877 382887 and e-mail richard_grosse@hotmail.com

During the Interregnum there will be an 8.30am service on the first Sunday of the month only.

Young People   The first Sunday of the month is an All Age Service in church. There is an area at the back of the church with toys, colouring sheets,crayons etc which children are welcome to use at any time throughout the service. For more  information about activities for young people please see the page Spiritual Life and Education – Children’s Programme.

The two organisations which we have picked to support in 2018-2019 are The Bethany Christian Trust (www.bethanychristiantrust.com ) as our home charity and Send a Cow (www.sendacow.org ) as our away charity.  These are both very worthwhile causes and I’m sure we all look forward to finding out more about them over the coming year.

There is a box at the back of the church for donations of food (non-perishable items only) to help stock the food bank in Sauchie which is helping to meet the basic needs of those in want during these difficult economic times. Contact person: Sybil Brinham

St. James’s is  registered with easyfundraising.com. If you shop on-line with any of over 3000 well known retailers listed on easyfundraising.org.uk a percentage of what you spend is passed to St. James the Great Episcopal Church-Dollar at no additional cost to yourself. We have now raised over £150 for St. James’s. Please register to support us today at https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stjamesdollar