Facilities and features


Toilest are available in the Church Hall opposite the Church.

Baby Changing Facilities

Car park is opposite the church, next to the church hall.

Accessible Toilet

Car park is opposite the church, next to the church hall.

Ramped entrance
Hearing (induction) Loop
Assistance Dogs

Our Building

The church was designed by the Lancaster architect E. G. Paley. It was built in 1854, but not consecrated until 1857. As originally built, it provided seating for 400 people.
Founding date

Music and Worship

Concerts / Live Music
Book of Common Prayer Services
Regular Choir

Groups, Courses and Activities

The Mothers Union is a Christian Organisation. We meet in St James Church Hall on the 2nd Tuesday in the month (except August) and try to have a variety of activities and speakers each month. Our annual “regulars” are our AGM in January, our outing in June, our Strawberry Fair in July and our Christmas Party in December. A current programme of our meetings can be obtained from MU members or on the stand in Church. You do not have to be a regular member of St James Church but it is preferable that you do attend a Church of another denomination. If you know someone who is a member of our Branch or merely want to visit to meet us please do come along to one of our meetings. We don’t bite, and you never know, you may get to like us! We would particularly welcome some of you younger mums with your fresh ideas – you don’t have to be grandmother age to join us, we were young once!

This group is organised by St James Mothers Union. Our helpers are all members and have all been DBS checked. The group meets every Wednesday morning from 10.30am to 12.15 pm in our Church Hall, and is for babies and toddlers up to the age of 5, accompanied by mum and/or dad, grandparent(s), or carer. Come along and have a chat to other mums. We have lots of toys for all ages, with a carpeted area for the babies to play on.
We have a singing and action rhymes session just before we have our tea, toast and biscuits. We end our meetings with the children (and mums too) marching round playing our various assortment of musical instruments.

Every Wednesday during term time
5pm – 6pm in St James’ Church Hall, Church Lane, Wrightington.
Contact Sarah O’Neill on 07480 350850 or register your interest on the Girl Guiding website.
Rainbows are girls aged 5-7. Our Unit does lots of craft activities often based on calendar events. We play lots of traditional games and the girls love to sing songs.

Help for Visitors

Other Features

Hall for Hire