St. James the Great

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Welcome to the ‘Home’ page of the St. James’s web site. You will find all manner of information in the following pages and we hope you enjoy looking at them. Feel free to contact us using the information on the ‘Contacts’ page. Whether you need to contact the vicar or the Parochial Church Council, a Churchwarden or the Child Protection Officer, the contact details are there and you are invited to use them. St. James’s is a small parish church in a rural setting and although we could not compete with a city centre church for the activities we enjoy, much more goes on than one might imagine. From weekday services to concerts and school visitors, and churchyard maintenance parties, this lovely Norman church doesn’t sit idly between Sundays. Take a look at the events, services and special services pages, not forgetting and JAM Club and other regular and occasional events.

Click on the ‘Quick Links’ at the bottom of the page.

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

We have some excellent bell-ringers at St. James’s and if you would like to join them, whether you have some experience or you wish to learn, contact us. We have a ring of six bells, the details of which you can find on the ‘Building’ page.

Autumn is upon us and as we slip into the darker evenings and short days we start to think of the next major Christian festival - Christmas of course. Before that we have our All Souls service at 4pm on Sunday 2nd November and Remembrance Sunday a week later on 9th. Advent is celebrated this year on St. Andrew’s day, 30th November.

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

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.

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.