Church of England Diocese of Chester Christleton

About Us

St James welcomes you to any of our Services. Christleton means 'the place of the Christians' and people have worshipped here for over 1,000 years. The present church was built in 1869 and is the only church designed by Butterfield in the Chester diocese. The tower dates back over 600 years.

The church serves the whole parish which includes the villages of: Littleton, Rowton, Cotton Edmunds and Cotton Abbotts as well as Christleton itself. The parish has a local 'Churches Together' partnership with the Methodist Church in Christleton, and St Werburghs Roman Catholic congregation in Rowton.

Service styles are varied, sometimes more traditional, sometimes more informal, but always friendly and welcoming. Children are always welcomed.

This website contains basic information about our services. For more complete information please go to our own website ( which also has a regularly maintained What's On calendar.


The church is closed at present during the Covid lockdown. The Sunday morning service is held online using Zoom at 10am. Morning Prayer weekdays at 9am is also online. Check the church website (see above) for latest information and Zoom invitation details.

Compline, Church Meetings, Coffee & Chat, Beer Wine & Banter, and other events all online only using Zoom.