Welcome to St James Church
St James Church invites you to join us for any of our services as we pray people of all backgrounds and ages will feel welcome and a sense of belonging when stepping through our doors.
We hope you will enjoy our lovely old church building which, on the outside, remains much as it was when it was built 180 years ago, but has been updated and lovingly decorated inside.
But as much as we love our old church building, St James Church is more than that. It is a family of people who gather regularly to worship a loving God, and who devote their time and talents to the service of God and the people of Briercliffe.
With gratitude to God for his gracious love towards us, St James Church exists to rejoice in worship to God with our lips and our lives; to respond and bear witness to God's call to faith by words and actions; to welcome all with the open arms of Christ, reflecting his transforming love.
Being a Christian is not dull or boring but exciting, challenging and fun! Come and join us and see for yourself!!!
"The parish of Briercliffe: St James is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer, PSOs. The Diocese of Blackburn’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services."