About Us


St James is one of four churches in the Benefice now known by the Friendly name of Old Hills Malvern. It was built in 1888 by the sixth Earl Beauchamp of Madresfield as a chapel of ease to Powick church. Set on the main Upton Road next to Callow End Primary School, it has a brick nave and chancel and features a small louvred bell turret on the roof. It has been modernised to provide a new vestry, kitchen facilities, toilet and comfy seats.

Revd Gary Crellin was instituted to the Benefice by Bishop Graham in 2018. If you would like to discuss either a Wedding, Baptism, Funeral, or any other matter, such as a visit at home, please contact Rev Gary - click the Get in touch button.

The original windows on the north wall of the church were replaced in 2003 with the stained glass Apostle windows rescued from the now demolished Powick Hospital chapel.

The pews have been replaced by comfortable individual seats which can be moved thus providing a very versatile space. This is very useful for extra events such as coffee mornings, charity lunches, and the Open The Book team recording videos to send to the three church schools in Callow End, Powick, and Madresfield.

Hymn books and orders of service are often not needed as words can be displayed on a screen from an overhead projector.

A small layby, opposite the school next door, provides a few parking spaces for those arriving early; otherwise parking is on the road.

Sunday services are normally held twice a month at 9:30 am; either Family Communion or Sunday Worship.

Details of services can be found on the noticeboard outside the church, and on the Old Hills Malvern website http://www.oldhillsmalvern.co.uk