Our Services

Core Worship 

Our worship at St James’ centres on the Eucharist. In the Eucharist (or Holy Communion) we hear readings from the Bible, we pray and we share the bread and wine as Jesus taught his followers to at the Last Supper. The Eucharist is our core act of worship.

08.00 am : A quiet, said service, lasting about 30 minutes. 1st and 3rd Sundays
10.45 am : A service with music and a sermon included. There are activities for children in our Sunday School and we serve coffee and biscuits afterwards. This is a friendly service and there’s always someone to chat with and to help you join in.

10.00 am : A quiet service, lasting about 30 minutes. An oasis of peace and calm in the middle of the week

Friday Church – church on a Friday!
18.30 pm : This is a family service which lasts about an hour and includes songs, games, Bible stories, craft and activities. It’s informal and it’s fun!

Please ask about it when you come to visit or contact: Marjorie Charnley (01254) 233608 and Kay Heathcote (01706) 217055

  • The Eucharist is also celebrated on Feast Days throughout the year – please ask, contact us, or have a look at our Facebook page for announcements
  • The Communion and Oils for Anointing is available from the Parish Priest at any hour


Baptism can be given to any child or adult resident in the parish. The first step is to make an enquiry via our online form, email or phone.

Godparents need to be over 18 and Baptised.

There is a time of preparation for the  Baptism and we hope that parents will bring their children to Friday Church before and after the Baptism to help them to grasp something of the Christian Faith into which they have been Baptised.


Confirmation is available to those who have been Baptised; it is a way of re-affirming ones faith and preparing to become a member of the church who can receive Communion..i.e the Bread and Wine at the Altar.

Requests for confirmation should be made in the first instance via our online form, email or phone.


You can be married at St James if you have a link with the parish  ie you might have been baptized here..or your parents may have been married here.

We will consider  marriage for  all those who ask and we would encourage you to contact us to discuss the possibility of a wedding.


We do many funerals both in church and at the crematorium. They are arranged via the local funeral director and we do our best to serve those who have lost someone they love.

Services can contain a eulogy, reading and specific music and we meet with the families who have been bereaved in order to plan a funeral that is suitable and gives a dignified end to life’s pilgrimage.