St. James the Great
Church of England

We receive many requests for access to church burial records. These are available to the public and interested parties should contact the Stafford Record Office to view old records. There is a list of known graves in the church porch, and a list of burials harvested from over 300 years of records can be accessed here. There are burials and interred ashes listed, with additional information as available.

We support charities at home and abroad. Please give generously to YMCA in Rugeley where young people who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless, are given a place to stay and support in life skills.

Both ‘Morning Star’ and ‘Hands at Work’ are African charities which support children or adults who, through no fault of their own, find themselves in desperate need of help. See our ‘Charities’ page.

Burial records

The churchyard regulations which are set by the Diocesan Chancellor have changed a little. They have always been designed to achieve a balance between sensitivity to those who have been bereaved and those who have to maintain the churchyard. You can read the diocesan leaflet ‘Hallowed Ground’ by clicking here.
St. James’ also has a tri-fold leaflet giving information and that can be accessed here.

Thanks to a very generous bequest from the estate of Mrs. Maureen Piper, a long-time supporter of the church in Longdon, we have been able to re-order the Stonywell chapel to make a lovely space for private prayer, and to replace the very unsatisfactory South entrance door with a beautiful bespoke one. Do come and see it all and take time to pray.

Morning Star Newsletter

On Sunday 30th July we celebrate our Patronal festival and we are delighted to be welcoming the Bishop of Lichfield, the Right Reverend Dr. Michael Ipgrave OBE who will preside and preach at our 11am service. Come and celebrate with us.

Each week when practical, the pew sheet is put on this website so that you can see the details of the service for the next or last Sunday. It also contains details of the services, notices, contact details and more.

Don’t miss our
‘Sausage Sizzle at Sunset’. Friday 28th July at 7pm in the churchyard.
Bring your own drinks.