We’d love to see you at one of our services or events, you will be very welcome! Please see the drop-down menu for our calendar of Sunday Services and Regular Mid-week Events.
St James is a local church which aims to provide varied worship services to help different people connect with God. Our regular service pattern has two morning services, we share Holy Communion together in our parish every week, alternating between our 9am and 10.30am services.
9am Traditional Worship services follow the Book of Common Prayer (1662) and alternate between a said Communion and Morning Prayer.
10.30am Morning Worship services are contemporary in style, with Communion on alternate weeks. These services use music provided by both a modern music group or organ. They use a data projector throughout (printed sheets are available). They are popular with young families, and children’s and young peoples groups run 2 or 3 times a month (see Church calendar for dates). The first Sunday of each month is an all-age service.
We also have several other monthly services, please check the church calendar for when each will be happening over the next few months:
6pm or 4pm during the winter months from November, Book of Common Prayer Sung Evening Prayer Service (Monthly) is a traditional sung service using the BCP liturgy.
4pm Space for Prayer (Monthly) is an opportunity for quiet prayer and reflection as well as praying for issues around the world, local community and for ourselves.
4pm-6pm Messy Church (Monthly) is a fun, craft-based service in the parish centre for families with children aged up to 11yrs. It includes crafts, games, a Bible story and songs and ends with a meal together.
Messy Church during 2017 is taking place from 4pm-6pm on January 22nd, February 26th, March 19th, (April – no Messy Church as we will be having our Easter Egg Hunt instead on Easter Saturday, 15th April, from 10am-12noon.), May 28th, June 25th, July 16th, (No Messy Church in August), September 24th, October 22nd, November 26th, (No Messy Church in December but please do join us for our Christmas services).
6pm Encounter (6 times during 2017) ‘Encounter’ is our new evening cafe-style service in the Parish Centre. This service is different to our morning services in that it seeks to provide a more informal atmosphere and contemporary style of worship in which we can meet with God and go deeper in our discipleship. The idea is that when we encounter Jesus we are changed, so that He can use us to transform the world around us.
Dates for Encounter during 2017 are January 15th, March 12th, June 18th,
September 17th, October 15th and November 19th. (September Encounter has been cancelled).
If you’re not sure where you’d fit in best, give us a call (see contact page), or come along to our 10.30am service and we can tell you more about the variety of services in the life of the church.
We also have other services throughout the year including for special seasons (such as Christmas, Easter and Harvest) or particular occasions or reasons (such as Remembrance Sunday, or focused on the environment, world poverty, the Bible or homelessness). On Easter Saturday we hold our free, annual Easter Egg Hunt which is very popular with those in our local community.