St James, Briercliffe

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St James' is an attractive early Victorian church built in 1841. Surrounded by an open Church yard it has a small single bell tower at the west end. Inside it is warm and attractive with a large balcony on three sides. It has a gentle inclusive catholic tradition and welcomes people of all ages and traditions. We are very proud of our Child Friendly Church Status and seek to build upon this in whatever way we can - with the help of God.

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The Reverend Graham Sawyer
St James Vicarage
Church Street
BB10 2HU
(01282) 702800 (Vicar) or (01282) 434877 (Alec Oldham (Parish Administrator))

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Holy Communion
Every Sunday at 9:00 AM for 40 minutes
Common Worship
Sung Eucharist
Every Sunday at 10:15 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Refreshments Common Worship


Requiem Mass
Book of Common Prayer first Monday of the month otherwise adapted Common Worship.
Every Monday at 6:30 PM for ½ hour


Morning Prayer and Holy Communion
Every Tuesday at 8:30 AM for ½ hour


Holy Communion
Every Wednesday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour
Refreshments Common Worship


Holy Communion
This is a children's Eucharist with teaching sermon.
Every Thursday at 7:00 PM for 35 minutes
Family Friendly Common Worship



(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass


Occassional Emmaus Courses, if interested please speak to the Vicar or Churchwardens
Church Open By appointment
Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 11459
Built: 1841
Architect: Edmund Sharpe
Our Patron: Bishop of Blackburn
Archdeaconry: BLACKBURN (531)
Deanery: BURNLEY (53103)
Benefice: Briercliffe (03/052 X)
Parish Legal Name: St. James Briercliffe (530049 )
CofE Church Info: (603049 3/49)
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The current editor is: Alec Oldham

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This page was last updated on Thursday 1st December 2016
St James : Church Street, Briercliffe, Lancashire, BB102HU

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