Sunday Services

Services

Please see the “Worship and Church Services” page for details of what our different services involve.

Children at St James

Children are very much part of our church family at St James.  We try to ensure that there is something suitable for primary-aged children and younger during all our services, whether it’s their own groups or activities during the service in the carpeted area at the back of church (where there are also toys for pre-schoolers).  Children’s groups currently run during term-time on the 2nd and 3rd Sundays of the month.  The 1st Sunday is always an All-Age service and the 4th Sunday usually sees Messy Church from 4pm-6pm in the Parish Centre (see the Messy Church page for dates).

We currently have 2 children’s groups running during the sermon and prayers part of our 10.30am service.  “Kids Church” is for primary aged children and “See and Know” is for under 5s.  Occasionally the 2 groups may combine due to children’s leaders being away.  Children usually go out to their groups during the 2nd song or hymn then rejoin the congregation during communion to receive a blessing with their families.

The service themes are in bold and BCP = Book of Common Prayer services, CW = Common Worship services.

Holy Communion Services at St James

We offer Holy Communion in our parish once every week in either the 9am or 10.30am service, alternating between the two.

Autumn Calendar

Sunday 3rd September

9am BCP Holy Communion Service

10.30am Morning All-Age Worship Service

6pm BCP Evening Prayer

 Sunday 10th September

9am CW Morning Prayer Service

10.30am Morning Worship Holy Communion Service

4pm Space for Prayer

 Sunday 17th September

9am BCP Holy Communion Service

10.30am Morning Worship Communion Service

(No Encounter service this month – do join us in celebrating Brian’s 80th birthday instead!!)

 Sunday 24th September

9am CW Morning Prayer

 9.50am Ten-to-Ten prayer in church – all welcome
10.30am  Morning Worship Holy Communion Service
4pm  Messy Church
Sunday 1st October

9am BCP Holy Communion Service

10.30am Morning All-Age Worship Service

6pm BCP Evening Prayer

 Sunday 8th October

9am CW Morning Prayer Service

10.30am Morning Worship Holy Communion Service

4pm Space for Prayer

Sunday 15th October

9am BCP Holy Communion Service

10.30am Morning Worship Communion Service

6pm Encounter Service in the Parish Centre

Sunday 22nd October

9am CW Morning Prayer

 9.50am Ten-to-Ten prayer in church – all welcome
10.30am  Morning Worship Holy Communion Service
4pm  Messy Church
Sunday 29th October
10.30am  Morning Worship Holy Communion Service