About Us

St James' Church 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 (https://www.stjameschristleton.org.uk) which also has a regularly maintained What's On calendar.


The church is fully open with Sunday services at 8am and 10.30am and Morning Prayer each weekday at 9am. Despite relaxations, some Covid precautions remain - hand sanitising, request to wear masks and maintaining some distancing where sensible. Communion is offered in one kind (bread only).

Printed notice sheets are not given out at present, but some information is displayed on TV screens before the 10.30 service, and verbal notices are given out during services.