St. James the Great, Ince

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St. James the Great, dating from the 15th century, sits in the historic village of Ince, which is listed in the Domesday Book.  It is suggested that a Norman church / chapel existed on the site around 1086, but sadly nothing remains of this building.

 The Church has several unusual features, the floor is on one level between Nave and the Chancel, also has an inclined aisle.  We also boast some lovely stained glass windows, two of which are by Kemp, depicting Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and a smaller window by Trena M.Cox of Chester, depicting St. Francis and St Werburgh.

 The Parish of Thornton-le-Moors with Ince and Elton became an Anglican and Methodist Partnership on 31st August 2010.

 Although we can’t offer full facilities at the church, you will be welcome to share a cup of tea or coffee after our Sunday morning services.

 We look forward to welcoming you at our church. 

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St. James, Church Secretary
The Vicarage
Ince Lane
(01928) 724028

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Family Service with Baptism
St. James holds Baptism service on 4th Sunday in the month
Every fourth Sunday at for 1 hour
Family Friendly
Holy Communion (BCP)
Every first Sunday at 8:00 AM for ¾ hour
Book of Common Prayer
All Age Worship
All Age Worship at Church Hall Elton
Every first Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
Morning Worship with Holy Communion
Every second Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Methodist Worship
Every third Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments


Mid-Week Worship - Church Hall Elton
Midweek Communion at Elton Church Hall
Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM
Family Friendly Refreshments


Designated wider space(s) for people with a disabled parking badge

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

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

Stained Glass

Church Open Church open Saturday 12-4pm from April to October,
Audio-Visual Hall for Hire Elton Church Hall. Contact Tony Fletcher on 01928 724028 for details and bookings
Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 12617
Built: Part 15th Century
Style of worship: Central
Our Patron: Bishop of Chester
Archdeaconry: CHESTER (591)
Deanery: FRODSHAM (59103)
Parish Legal Name: Thornton-le-Moors with Ince and Elton (590063 )
CofE Church Info: (609055 9/402)
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This page was last updated on Friday 1st September 2017
St. James the Great : Pool Lane, Ince, Cheshire, CH2 4NX - Church is located in the centre of Ince Village by the Square

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