Church of England Diocese of Blackburn St. James, Chorley

These events occur regularly throughout the calendar year.


Morning Praise

Every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for 1hr 10m

Brooke Street

Our main Sunday morning service is usually 'Morning Praise'. Once a month, most often the 2nd Sunday, there is Holy Communion and some months, most often the 3rd Sunday, there is a Baptism.
Praise is led by the Music Group and the service is family oriented with children going to their own activities part way through the service. Bible teaching is an important part of the service and there is always a sermon.

Refreshments Common Worship Family Friendly Creche Sunday School / Organised Children's Activities

Morning Service

Every Sunday at 8:45 a.m. for 1hr

Brooke Street

The Lord's Supper (Holy Communion) is held each Sunday at 8.45am, except on the 5th Sunday of a Month when the service is Morning Prayer. We follow the Book of Common Prayer (1662), there is always a sermon and hymns are sung led by a pianist. This is a traditional service but not stuffy!

Book of Common Prayer

Wednesday Communion

Every First Wednesday at 2 p.m. for 40m

Brooke Street

There is usually a service of Holy Communion on the first Wednesday of the month at 1.45pm in the afternoon.
Occasionally the service is a different week so it is best to check the church website.
The service is a simple BCP communion and followed by refreshments.
On most other Wednesdays there is a Bible Study group meeting in church at 1.45pm.


Joint Evening Service

Every Sunday at 6 p.m. for 45m

Brooke Street

The evening service is held jointly with the parishes of St. Barnabas Heapey and St. Paul's Withnell but is always held at St. James. A smaller, quieter and shorter service with a talk and opportunity to pray.
1st Sunday - Evening Prayer (Common Worship)
2nd Sunday - Prayer Meeting
3rd Sunday - Evening Prayer (Book of Common Prayer)
4th Sunday - Night Prayer
5th Sunday - Holy Communion
The service is not normally held during school holidays.

Book of Common Prayer Common Worship