Longton S.James the Less, Longton

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LONGTON PARISH CHURCH, in the city of Stoke-on-Trent

Standing tall on a bluff just out of the middle of the town, St James' Church, Longton, looks every inch the mother church of the area.  Built in 1834, it pre-dates the Victorian age; but recent restoration and re-ordering have made it a magnificent setting for the spiritual life of the Christian community, as well as a welcoming place for community activities.  It is in use seven days a week for activities as diverse as slimming groups and the Brownies; for sad occasions like funerals, or glorious celebrations like weddings; for quiet prayer, and for the splendour of Benediction.

We serve a community of 11,000 people, including some of the very neediest neighbourhoods in the country.  We are a congregation who enjoy the Eucharist, welcome strangers, and delight in loving and helping one another and those in need.


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Fr Paul Bennett
The Rectory, Rutland Road,
Longton, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 1EH
(01782) 595098
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Sung Eucharist and Sunday School 11 am
Eucharist with parish choir and full team of servers. Common Worship in the modern Catholic style. Vestments worn; Incense used on festivals. Sunday School runs alongside.
Every Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Coffee Incense Common Worship
Sung Evensong
Peaceful and prayerful, this is the traditional Office of Evensong from the Book of Common Prayer, sung by the Parish Choir.
Every Sunday at 6:30 PM
Book of Common Prayer


Said Eucharist (at the Oratory)
AT ORATORY CHAPEL Said Eucharist, Common Worship with vestments Roman Daily Lectionary. Followed by tea and coffee.
Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM
Coffee Common Worship


Said Eucharist
Said Eucharist with vestments. Common Worship with Roman Daily Lectionary, Followed by tea and coffee.
Every Thursday at 10:00 AM for ½ hour
Coffee Common Worship
Said Eucharist
Said Eucharist with vestments. Common Worship with Roman Daily Lectionary, Followed by tea and coffee.
Every Thursday at 10:00 AM for ½ hour
Coffee Common Worship
Sunday School Regular Choir Regular Book of Common Prayer Services Grade 2 Listed Building Conservation Area Tower Floodlighting Wall paintings / art Stained glass Guidebooks / notes Shop Organ Church Open Wheelchair Access / Ramp Wheelchair accessible toilets Hearing / Induction Loop Large Print Hymnbooks / Orders of Service Assistance Dogs Toilets Visitor Parking Available

Contact the Rector.2011 charges:£14 per hour + £10 for the keyholder

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During services and on Saturday mornings

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Clergy: The Revd Paul William BENNETT
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 4382
Diocesan ID: 20/400
Built: 1834
Architect: Andrew Capper
Style of worship: Modern Catholic
Our Patron: Bishop of Lichfield
Archdeaconry: STOKE-ON-TRENT (202)
Deanery: STOKE-ON-TRENT (20208)
Benefice: Longton (20/224BT)
Parish Legal Name: Longton (200400 20/400)
CofE Church Info: (620400 20/400)
Short URL: acny.uk/4382/
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This page was last updated on Sunday 15th February 2015
Longton S.James the Less : Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Close by the Gladstone Pottery Museum.Satnav directions: ST3 1PQ, Longton, Staffordshire, ST3 1PQ

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