Bierton: St James the Great, Bierton

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St James the Great Church is thought to date back to 14th. century and the main structure has changed very little since then. In the 15th. / 16th. centuries the walls of the north and south aisles were raised and extra windows added. The present roof and the stained glass windows are 19th. century.
The church has 7 fine bells, the oldest dating back to 1678. The bells and bell frame were refurbished in 1972. The bells are rung regularly each Sunday and for special services.
St James is a welcoming and friendly family orientated congregation using modern central catholic style of liturgy. It seeks to serve the communities of Bierton, Bierton Park, The Coppice, Circus Fields and the new canal basin, Elmhurst (north side of the Aylesbury ring road), Watermead and Buckingham Park and is part of the Parish of Bierton and Hulcott which includes All Saints Church at Hulcott.

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Revd Mark Ackford
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Said Eucharist
A simple said service of BCP Holy Communion
Every first and third Sunday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
Book of Common Prayer
Sung Eucharist
A sung common worship service of Holy Communion
Every Sunday at 9:00 AM for 1 hour
Refreshments Incense Common Worship
Family Service
An informal family orientated service using modern liturgy and music. The service may sometimes be eucharistic.
Every third Sunday at 11:00 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments
A sung service of BCP Evensong with sermon
Weekly (escepting the 5th Sunday of the month) during April to October and then the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month during November to March. On 5th Sunday of month the service is held at All Saints Hulcott
Every first second third and fourth Sunday at 6:00 PM for ¾ hour
Book of Common Prayer


Crafty Cuppas
Come along to St James for a cuppa and cake with your knitting, sewing or other craft work or learn a new craft from those who attend. Don't worry if you have no craft skills everyone is welcome.
Every Tuesday at 1:30 PM for 2 hours


Parent and Toddler Group
An opportunity for parents to meet informally and chat over a cup of coffee whilst the children play around them.
Every first third and fifth Wednesday at 2:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments


Said Eucharist
A simple said common worship service of Holy Communion
Every Thursday at 7:30 PM for ½ hour
Common Worship


Bell Ringing
The bell ringers meet every Friday for bell ringing practise, new ringers are always welcome.
Every Friday at 7:30 PM for 1 hour


Coffee Morning
The church is open between 10am and 12 noon for tea and coffee. A member of clergy is usually present during this time to take enquiries regarding weddings, baptisms and any other pastoral queries.
Every Saturday at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Refreshments



Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Wall Paintings Floodlight
Church Open The Church is open on Saturday mornings between 10am and 12 noon for tea/coffee. A member of clergy is usually present to take weddings and baptism enquiries.
Other information
Incumbent: The Revd Christopher Mark ACKFORD (Mark)
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 5789
Style of worship: Modern Central Catholic
Our Patron: Bishop of Oxford and Dean and Chapter of Lincoln Cathedral
Archdeaconry: BUCKINGHAM (273)
Deanery: AYLESBURY (27302)
Benefice: Bierton and Hulcott (27/047BT)
Parish Legal Name: Bierton and Hulcott (270877 )
CofE Church Info: (627597 27/597)
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The current editor is: Mark Ackford

This page was last updated on Friday 28th April 2017
Bierton: St James the Great : Aylesbury Road, Bierton, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5DG - Opposite the Red Lion Pub on the A418 through the village

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