St James the Great, Winscombe

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St James's is the beautiful parish church serving Winscombe. We try hard to cater for all traditions and tastes with a range of services to meet as many needs as possible. We pray these will equip the people to go out and love God and their neighbour in the service of  Jesus Christ.
In these difficult times we hope St James's will be a beacon of light on Winscombe Hill which shines the hope and light of Jesus Christ to all the community we serve.

Regular morning Sunday morning Services take place at 9.30am:

1st Sunday A family-friendly service at St James's Church Hall, 52 Woodborough Road BS25 1BA

2nd Sunday Holy Communion at St James's Church (BS25 1BX) with Choir

3rd Sunday Morning Worship in the Church (alternates with Matins)

4th Sunday Family Communion with Choir

On the 1st Sunday there is also a Holy Communion Service in Church at 6.30

Visitors are warmly welcomed and we love to welcome new members.

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Rev'd Lydia Avery
The Vicarage
Winscombe Hill
BS25 1DE
(01934) 844766 (Vicar) or (01934) 844650 (David Ashton-Hilton - Administrator)

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Holy Communion (4th Sunday)
A family-friendly service of Holy Communion in contemporary language with choir and provision for children.
Every fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship


Morning Prayer - Monday
Every Monday at 9:00 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship
Scramblers at St James's Church Hall
Scramblers is our weekly toddler pre-school for pre-school children and their parents or carers. Toys, activities, singing, Bible stories, refreshments, friendship and Fun! Scramblers runs in Term Time only
Term Time Only
Every first second third and fifth Monday at 1:00 PM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Family Friendly Refreshments


Coffee Morning - St James' Church Hall
You will be very welcome so why not come and enjoy coffee and good company at our weekly coffee mornings. Regular Charity Fundraising events are held on these mornings too.
Every first second third and fourth Tuesday at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours


Holy Communion
This family friendly and informal Communion Service takes place in the Church Hall, BS25 1BA and is followed by coffee
The Service will not be held on the 29th December
Every Thursday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour



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 Floodlight


Emmaus, Confirmation preparation, Faith pictures
Church Open The Church is open for private prayer and visits from around 8am to 5pm each day, although these times are subject to variation.
Audio-Visual Hall for Hire The Church Hall at 52 Woodborough Road, BS25 1AQ is available for hire. We meet there on first Sundays of the month at 10am for worship. For bookings please telephone the Church Office, located at the Church Hall, 01934 844650.
Other information
Incumbent: The Revd Lydia Dorothy Ann AVERY
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 11151
Built: 15th century
Architect: Not known
Style of worship: Central
Our Patron: The Dean and Chapter of Wells Cathedral
Archdeaconry: BATH (512)
Deanery: LOCKING (51203)
Benefice: Winscombe and Sandford (01/428 X)
Parish Legal Name: Winscombe and Sandford (510345 )
CofE Church Info: (601345 1/345)
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The current editor is: David Ashton-Hilton

This page was last updated on Tuesday 15th November 2016
St James the Great : Church Lane, Winscombe, Somerset, BS25 1BX

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