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St James' ChurchAs a church, we seek to be inclusive by removing barriers that prevent others from joining with us in our worship and mission.  We believe that men and women are created by God in his image and have equal dignity and worth.  This includes all people, with or without disabilities.

We are committed to breaking down barriers and seeing the value of each person to help us become the family that God intends us to be.

We have sought to change our building and improve our practices to create equality of opportunity for people with disabilities as members of the church. 

For wheelchair users, mobility scooters and pushchairs there is a level access to the building from Church Walk and inside we have fully accessible toilet with changing facilities for babies.  There is a space on the ground floor for wheelchair users and users of mobility scooters to remain seated on them if they wish whilst taking part in our activities.

For the hard of hearing we have a modern amplification system and a loop system.  For those with a visual impairment we can provide large print copies of words and songs used. For the 11:00 am Sunday Worship the songs and responses are displayed on two video screens visible from most parts of the church building.

Young and old are welcome to join us is a wide range of services and other activities.  There is plenty of space for baby buggies and a creche is provided at the 11:00 am Sunday Service.

If there is further help that you would like us to provide, or adjustments that would make it easier for you to take part in our activities, please ask any of our ministers or one of our churchwardens, Jeremy Davidson and Clare Kent.

We look forward to welcoming you.

'The body is a unit, thought it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they from one body' (1 Corinthians 12:12)


Saturday, 25th April, 9.30am-1.00pm
Please put this date in your diaries and come along to St. James’ for all or part of the morning so that we can pray together and reflect on our aspirations for our new Vicar and the future work of the church.
We have the following ‘opportunities’ on our cleaning rota:
Vacuum & dust chancel & pulpit (twice a month);
Dust radiators, ledges & sills, (twice a month);
Clean kitchen (once a month);
Clean glass doors (once a month);
Sweep & dust meeting room, foyer, front porch (twice a month)
If you can offer your time once or twice a month please speak to Beth in the office. 


A reminder that formal membership of St. James' for those aged 16 and above is by way of the Electoral Roll.  This entitles you to vote at our Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) on the 26th of April 2015 which will be held in church at the joint service at 10:00 am.
If you are not sure whether you are currently on the Electoral Roll please ask Beth in the office.  Forms must be returned to the Church Office by midday on Friday 10th April.
For more information about the Electrol Roll, follow this link.

You can download the Planned Giving form mentioned in Michael Porter's talk on Giving in grace from here.

Here is a breakdown of the costs of running the church.

More information on Giving can be found here or chick on the Giving plate on the righhand side of the menu.

Maundy Thursday (2nd April)

7.30pm Holy Communion

Good Friday (3rd April)

10.15am United worship at St. Mary's before processing with crosses

11.00am Prayers in the Market Place before walking to Roundway Hill with crosses

2.00pm An hour at the cross - a service of readings, reflections and hymns in St. James' church

Easter Sunday (5th April)

6.00am Meet at Roundway Hill car park en route to open air Easter sunrise service

10.00am Easter celebration & communion

Church giving - click here for more information
All the ministries at St James' Church are financed through the generosity of its members.

Connect Groups - click here for more information

Latest Events

Thu Apr 02 @ 8:00AM - 08:30AM
Morning Prayer in church
Fri Apr 03 @ 8:15AM - 09:00AM
Fri Apr 03 @ 7:30PM - 08:30PM
Choir Practice
Sun Apr 05 @ 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Parish Communion
Sun Apr 05 @11:00AM - 12:30PM
Informal Worship
Mon Apr 06 @ 7:30PM - 08:30PM
Bellringing Practice
Wed Apr 08 @ 8:00AM - 08:30AM
Morning Prayer in church
Wed Apr 08 @ 7:30PM - 08:30PM
Worship Group practice
Thu Apr 09 @ 8:00AM - 08:30AM
Morning Prayer in church
Fri Apr 10 @ 8:15AM - 09:00AM