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A small, committed congregation gathers at this
100 year old church building Sunday by Sunday to
worship God in a quiet, informal yet traditional
It is built at the head of a valley, and so offers
wonderful views over the surrounding hills, but it
also receives the full force of westerly winds.
Being higher than the town of Buxton it is even
colder in winter! But the warmth of the welcome
within St. James will more than compensate for
that. The Church is light and airy, accommodating
120 people. Its plan is simple, consisting of a
chancel, nave and vestry, and is typically
Anglican in its furnishings.
The congregation is enthusiastic, taking
responsibility for many of the tasks which ensure
the smooth running of services. They are
wonderfully supportive of the community, many
having resided in the village through all its
changes, and so know all the older residents. They
are not afraid to tackle the inevitable money
raising efforts, and benefit through them by
developing a community spirit.
So There is plenty of opportunity for lay
involvement here and to join in, but no
pressure to do anything if you don't wish to from
this friendly and welcoming group.
Harpur Hill Road
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