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

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.

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.

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.

Messy Church meets on the third Saturday of each month.

Check out the Messy Church page. We’d love to see you.


We sponsor charities both at home and abroad. The YMCA Rugeley Foyer is supported by monthly collections of goods and by money. The Morning Star children’s centre in Welkom, South Africa is our overseas charity. Read their newsletter by clicking the link opposite and see some pictures on the Charities page and in the Gallery.

For Holy Week and Easter services, go to our Special Services page.