St James, Goffs Oak

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This parish is in the Cheshunt Deanery of St Albans Diocese. Built in 1862 as a daughter church to St Mary Cheshunt, St James has been the Parish Church (Church of England) of Goffs Oak and Hammondstreet since 1871. The building is a light and airy Victorian building with handsome proportions and a beautiful wooden roof set in a quiet pleasant spot. In 2006 the church was radically re-ordered and refurbished. We are sure that the building as it now is pays tribute to its Victorian past but provides up-to- date facilities, paying attention to comfort, accessibility and flexibility. We are Modern Liberal Catholic in Worship and Teaching. We welcome all ages to our main Sunday service  Eucharist – Holy Communion – Mass.

Our Vision is "A growing, welcoming and outward looking church with an inclusive mix of people of all ages committed to moving with the times!

Our Priorities are: to develop a wider range of opportunities for spiritual nurture and refreshment; to work with other agencies to support the needy, especially the elderly, so that they may continue to enjoy a good quality of life; to share the Good News widely but most especially with younger families, children and young people.

Our Goals are: enhanced support and nurturing of baptism families and other "Fringe" members and raise awareness of good stewardship of time, talents and money both within family and church contexts.; continue with annual "Experience" Event and further develop the quarterly Schools'/Community Links Cafe Church venture; further development of the "Stay and Play" Fellowship Group for parents and toddlers; continue monthly joint Evening Worship; offer more opportunities for spiritual nurture - monthly Arts and Spirituality Supper Club; explore the development of a Spiritual Fitness Course (total fitness - body, mind and spirit).

Our magazine is produced quarterly and can be collected, sent by post or sent electronically. It is full of helpful dates and interesting articles. Please contact Nicola Stow for further details (07765 060003

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PCC of Goffs Oak, St James
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St James Road
Goffs Oak
(01707) 872328

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Parish Eucharist
3rd Sunday of the month - Evening Service at 6.30pm during B.S.T. and in winter months (from November) at 5.30p.m.
Every first second fourth and fifth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Incense
Family Praise
Powerpoint presentation/Action Songs/Sign language
Every third Sunday at 10:30 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments
Evening Prayer
Alternate weeks Book of Common Prayer/Common Worship 5th Sundays - an 'alternative' form
Every first second fourth and fifth Sunday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Parish Communion
Every third Sunday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Incense Common Worship


Morning Prayer
Every Monday at 7:30 AM for ¼ hour


Morning Prayer
Every Tuesday at 7:30 AM for ¼ hour


Morning Prayer
Every Wednesday at 7:30 AM for ¼ hour
Midweek Parish Lunch
Mid-week Lunches are held on the third Wednesday of each month at St James Church, Goffs Oak at 12.30pm. Lunch, at 3.50 per head, consists of soup and a roll, a filled roll followed by dessert.
Every third Wednesday at 12:30 PM
Family Friendly


Stay and Play Toddler Group
This is on Thursday mornings between 10am and 11am and allows parents/carers to meet for a chat and a coffee while the children play.
Every Thursday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments


Morning Prayer
Every Friday at 7:30 AM for ¼ hour


Morning Prayer
Every Saturday at 7:30 AM for ¼ hour



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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 7856
Built: 1862
Style of worship: Modern Catholic
Our Patron: The Vicar of Cheshunt
Archdeaconry: HERTFORD (323)
Deanery: CHESHUNT (32304)
Benefice: Cheshnut (32/065BT)
Parish Legal Name: St. James , Goff's Oak (320110 )
CofE Church Info: (632110 32/110)
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This page was last updated on Monday 10th April 2017
St James : St James Road, Goffs Oak, Hertfordshire, EN7 6TP

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