St. James the Great

 “A welcoming church community and a beautiful building”  is the way visitors describe St James the Great church, located at the heart of the old village of Daisy Hill in 1881. Now much expanded Daisy Hill has a growing population and alongside our regular worship, which is centred around the celebration of Holy Communion, we host many open door events for the wider community, support Urban Outreach and charitable organisations.

Welcome to our ‘bit’ of the Church of England’s A Church Near You website. We are trying to use it to share useful information with our worshiping congregation and to communicate with wider communities. You may find items you might not have expected to find under the various labels, we post items were they work best, so please explore and have a good look around using the tabs on the left and then any other tabs in that section. Scroll to the bottom of a page and you may find there are additional pages to move on to offering more information and links to other interesting and useful websites.

We hope you enjoy your visit to our ‘bit’ of ACNY and would value any comments that would help us improve our contribution. Please feel welcome to use the Get in touch email form on the tab on the left to contact us about anything on our webpages or for information about St James’ church Daisy Hill.

A wide variety of services are held at Daisy Hill Church offering traditional and more contemporary worship styles. Each Sunday at 10am a service of Common Worship, Holy Communion with Hymns and it becomes a more Family orientated service on the 2nd Sunday of each month. Each Wednesday at 9am, Wiggle Worship with songs and fun activities for pre-school aged children with parents or guardians followed at 10.30am by a said Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion / Eucharist service using the traditional words with no hymns.

Occasional Services include Messy Church, a lively and fun way to worship and play on a Saturday Morning for school aged children. Periodic Reflective Services are held at St James' and the other churches in the Team to give anyone, who wishes to attend, the space to find some peace and tranquility walking a quiet path with God.

More details of all these services are available by clicking on the Services and Events tab on the left of this page.

Along side ACNY web pages we also have our own dedicated  website please use the direct link under Get in Touch below.

Get in touch

Revd Wearing 07557 658452 Revd Wynne 01204 468150 Rev’d.Pharaoh 01942 859251

The Rector Revd Carol Pharaoh
The Rectory,
Market Street

Revd Dr Malcolm Wearing, Associate Priest
07557 658452
Revd Angela Wynne, Team Vicar
01204 468150

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Open Doors: First Saturday ... All are Welcome

Every First Saturday at for 2 hours
St. James the Great
St. James the Great, St. James the Great Church St. James Street Westhoughton BOLTON, BL5 2EB, United Kingdom

Our doors are open from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon on the first Saturday of each month to welcome people to come and enjoy a chat and a cup of tea, or a quiet time to themselves.

A good time for visits to the churchyard spend some quiet personal time in the church, enjoy refreshments and use the toilet facilities.

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There will be local service for the World Day of Prayer at the Cornerstone Church, Wigan Road, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3RQ on Friday 1st March 2024 at 1.30 PM, followed by tea and cakes, please support this ecumenical event in our community event.

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Our parish of Daisy Hill: St James is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). Our Diocese of Manchester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises our PSO.

If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact
the PSO Eleanor Guénault via [email protected]
or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor Abbey Clephane-Wilson - 0161 828 1451.

If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority’s children or adult social care services.

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