Welcome! The church building of St James is open each day during daylight hours for visiting.
We are not currently holding regular Sunday services here at present, however there are gathered services each week at churches in the Benefice, and we are still online also. For full Benefice service details please click here. Do keep an eye out for festival services at St James, which will currently need to be held outside.
St James is a part of the Small Pilgrim Places Network so you are free to drop in to look around or simply to sit quietly and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.
A small late 12th century church with unusual 13th century Latin inscriptions
The parish of Bourton-on-the-Water w Clapton: St James is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Gloucester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.