Church of England St. James the Great
Church of England

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 contains details of the services, notices, contact details and more.

Morning Star Newsletter

Remember that St. James’ church is a Parish resource and it is here for your baptism, wedding or funeral as well as for weekly and other divine services and concerts. Various groups also meet during the week. It is your building and you are invited to use it well. Use the ‘Contacts’ page to enquire.

Joan Adams, General Manager at Morning Star, sends us regular updates as to what is happening there; sometimes good and sometimes bad. Read the newsletter and pray for the people and the work being done there. The latest newsletter can be viewed by clicking the button below.


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 now have an inductive hearing loop which covers most of the church.

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.

Starting on 3rd September a prayer group will meet in church on every first Thursday of the month. All are welcome.

Burial records