8.00am Holy Communion Service
This service follows the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) on the 2nd Sunday in the month and Common Worship (the modern Anglican Liturgy) on the 4th or 5th Sundays. It is a quiet, reflective service.
The 10.30am service is our main Sunday Service
The 1st, 3rd and 4th Sundays are Services of Holy Communion, combining modern songs and traditional hymns with a flexible use of the Common Worship liturgy. The normal pattern during term-time is for the children to leave the service for their groups in the early part of the service, returning for Communion (no groups meet on a Messy Church Sunday). The 5th Sunday is Morning Worship and offers opportunities for a particular focus e.g. Advent Reflection, Songs of Praise with testimonies, Celtic theme. A crèche is available on all these Sundays for the Under-3’s.
The 2nd Sunday is our Family Service, an informal service which is very well attended by adults and children alike, including the Guides, Brownies and Rainbow units.
In the school holidays, our main Sunday service caters for all ages with a crèche usually available as well.
Busy bags are always available to keep any babies and young children, who may prefer to remain in the service, busy exploring interesting items.
3:30pm Messy Church - alternate months, please click here for our Messy Church page.
6:30pm Informal Worship
Our evening service takes place bi-monthly at 6.30pm in the Chancel. This is an opportunity for an extended time of praise and worship and enjoying being in God's presence, often with an opportunity for prayer ministry. Please see the Calendar for details of the next service.
Our midweek service of Holy Communion is at 9:30am every Wednesday, and is held in the Chancel end of the church building. The service follows Common Worship on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th Wednesdays of the month and the Book of Common Prayer on the 4th Wednesday. Following the service, there is an opportunity during school term-times to catch up with one another with refreshments in the hall at the weekly “Coffee Cup”.
Services in the Community
The St James family has regular contact with our local sheltered accommodation for older people. The main Christian festivals are celebrated with a service at Christmas, Easter and Harvest, held in the housing complex. These services are enjoyed by both the residents and the visiting St James members.