St James, Woolfold

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The Parish of Kirklees Valley is made up of the churches of ALL SAINTS, ELTON and ST JAMES, WOOLFOLD in Bury, in the Diocese of Manchester.  We exist to serve the people of our area - from Brandlesholme to Woodhill and Elton, and the area around the Walshaw and Tottington Roads.

We're here to share the love and hope of Jesus with all the people of the parish in all sorts of ways:

OUR SERVICES - every Sunday and on special occasions like Christmas, Easter, Pentecost and Harvest

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES & EVENTS - from fun-days and fairs, to BBQs, school visits, toddler groups, regular afternoon teas & family events, we aim to be at the heart of our community life

WORKING TOGETHER with local people, community groups & projects to make life better in our area & town

GETTING OUT INTO THE COMMUNITY - into schools for assemblies and classwork; services and visiting for residential homes; support for those in need at home and abroad

TIME & SPACE TO REFLECT - our churches offer sacred space and time out of the busy-ness of life to reflect on life and its challenges, to be silent or to speak to someone 

THE BIG EVENTS - from baptisms to confirmations and communion; weddings, visits and home-communions; ministry to the dying and bereaved and funeral services

PRAYER - at any time, whether you're in difficult circumstances or not, please come and see us

We do all these things because we believe God loves every one of us and wants us all to know we are loved by him.   We welcome anyone who wants to find out more about God to come and visit us - and even if you don't, we still want to share God's love with you by serving you as best we can.

St James Church is a refurbished 1930s gem of a church on the Walshaw Road, with an easily-accessible parish centre next door.  The centre is used throughout the week by various community groups and there is a small garden of remembrance just beside the front of the church.  There is a lovely family atmosphere at St James and we welcome people of all ages to join us for worship or other activities throughout the year.

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Revd Simon Cook
10 Kirkburn View
Brandlesholme, Bury,
0161 7971595 (Vicar)

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Holy Eucharist
Our main Sunday service gathers us to hear and respond to God's word and to share communion together as we are sent out into the world to serve as Christ's body. We welcome people of all ages to join us for worship and fellowship afterwards. The fourth Sunday of the month is an all-age Eucharist - and on the other Sundays we have Sunday School for the children attending.
There is a joint Eucharist at St James at 11am on the Sunday following Christmas Day.
Every Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
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Incumbent: The Revd Simon David James COOK
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 16046
Built: 1930
Our Patron: Rector of Bury
Archdeaconry: BOLTON (243)
Deanery: BURY (24301)
Benefice: Kirklees Valley (24/193CT)
Parish Legal Name: Kirklees Valley (240393 )
CofE Church Info: (624224 24/224)
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The current editor is: Simon Cook

This page was last updated on Friday 4th November 2016
St James : Walshaw Road, Woolfold, Greater Manchester, BL8 1PY - Walshaw Road (between St James Ave and Goodlad Street)

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