St James, Gorton

A friendly church in the heart of Gorton. All are welcome, whether you have a strong Christian faith, or are just starting to explore what faith in Jesus Christ might mean for you.

St James is now open for private prayer on Tuesdays 11am - 1pm. We welcome you to have a quiet time of prayer or reflection in your beautiful church. Please do come and spend a couple of minutes, or a couple of hours in the peace and quiet of your beautiful church.

Update: Sunday Worship - Sunday 19th July we will have a service of Morning Prayer at 10.15am for about 1 hour. All are welcome.

If there is anything we can do for you practically, please do get in touch with the Rector, Revd Craig Smith, via the contact page. We are happy to help with practical things such as picking up shopping, or posting letters for people who are self-isolating. We are also happy to make phone calls to encourage those who live alone and may feel anxious or afraid. Please do get in touch if you or someone you know would appreciate some help. 

Safeguarding Notice:

The parish of St James in the Benefice of Gorton with Abbey Hey 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 Manchester’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.

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Mr.Hedley Richardson

53, Thornley Lane North, Reddish, Stockport. Cheshire. SK5 6QR

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Sunday Services

Every Sunday at 10:15 a.m. for 1hr
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Cambert Lane, Gorton, Manchester

We are delighted to say that we are now able to return to worship in the church. We recommence on Sunday 19th July, with a service of Morning Prayer at 10.15am.

We usually meet together each week at 10.15 for a worship service lasting about 1 hour, followed by coffee together afterwards.

Throughout the month our services are as follows:

First and third Sundays: Morning Prayer (a service with prayers, singing and a sermon, but no Holy Communion)

Second Sunday: Family Holy Communion

Fourth Sunday: Methodist service (led by a Methodist minister)

Fifth Sunday: a joint service with St Philip's, Gorton and Emmanuel, Gorton. We meet at 10.45. The location varies, so please get in touch for further details.

Morning Worship/Prayer Eucharist/Holy Communion Common Worship Family Friendly