St James, Bushey

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St James' Church is set in the centre of the old village of Bushey - a village which has grown into a residential community with a population of over 15,000. Two sister churches, St Paul's and Holy Trinity, share with St James' in the Church of England's ministry to this large parish.

The Church, which is set back from the High Street behind a village green and a pond, has provided a place of peace for worship and prayer for over 700 years.

The building includes several features of great interest. Among these are the well-preserved hammer-beam roof, one of the oldest in Hertfordshire; a rare painting of the Arms of Queen Anne; and a bronze horse memorial to the artist Lucy Kemp-Welsh and other Bushey artists.

Our worship is the heart of St James' mission, ministry and community life. We believe it is important to offer worship to God which people of all ages and from a variety of traditions will want to share.

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Fr Neil Kelley
The Rectory
High Street
WD23 1BD
(020) 8421 8192 (Parish Office)

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Holy Communion
A said communion service from the Book of Common Prayer
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for 40 minutes
Book of Common Prayer Common Worship
Family Eucharist
A shorter family friendly Eucharist, with worship tailored to all the family.
Every first Sunday at 9:30 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Sung Communion
A service for people of all ages using Common Worship, Order One. The music is led by our choir of adults and children, and the service includes a sermon and an anthem.
Every second third fourth and fifth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Family Friendly Sunday School Refreshments Incense Common Worship
On the Third Sunday of every month, our young people gather together in Church House for Fireworks - an opportunity to worship and learn in a more relaxed way. We gather back in church to receive communion.
Every third Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
Evensong with sermon
A sung service using the Book of Common Prayer service.
Every first and third Sunday at 6:30 PM for 50 minutes
Book of Common Prayer
Choral Evensong
A service, using the Book of Common Prayer, with Introit, Anthem and settings of the canticles sung by the choir.
Every second Sunday at 6:30 PM for 50 minutes
Book of Common Prayer
Evening Prayer
A said service, using Common Worship Evening Prayer
Every fourth Sunday at 6:30 PM for ½ hour
Common Worship



Wheelchair accessible toilets
Stained Glass Floodlight
wifi Free wifi      
Church Open Church is normally open between 9.30 and 5.30.

Foodbank or foodbank collection point
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Incumbent: The Revd Neil George KELLEY
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 7537
Built: 1200
Style of worship: Central
Archdeaconry: ST ALBANS (321)
Deanery: WATFORD (32113)
Benefice: Bushey (32/057 R)
Parish Legal Name: Bushey (320007 )
CofE Church Info: (632007 32/7)
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This page was last updated on Tuesday 8th November 2016
St James : High Street, Bushey, Hertfordshire, WD23 1BD - The Church is set back from the road behind a small green and a pond. It is opposite Barclays Bank & St James Restaurant which are on your left as you drive up the hill from Watford (on your right if you are coming from Bushey Heath).

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