The United Benefice of St. James with St. Clements and St. Paul no longer exists. We are just starting a new phase of our church life when we become part of a United parish with St. John the Baptist, Baxenden. ,Our new vicar,The Rev. Amanda Marshall and the combined Parochial Church Council will work closely together to make the most of our opportunities. The Breakfast & After School Club, uniformed organisations and Keep Fit will continue to meet in the church hall. We have choir and organist for Sunday service which on the first Sunday of each month is All Age Worship (and Parade Service as advertised). There is a close practical working relationship with Benjamin Hargreaves Voluntary Aided C of E Primary School which is just across the road from the church. We share each other's facilities and have joint social and fund raising events.