At St James with Holy Trinity, we take safeguarding seriously. For any concerns, complaints or for further information, please contact:
Our benefice's safeguarding contact Mrs Susan Attwood: 07745 233 043; safeguard. [email protected]
The Incumbent (Vicar), Reverend Jane Bell: 01723 368 185; [email protected]
St James is a friendly congregation of open evangelical persuasion. Worship is varied, recognisably Anglican, warm and informal. Lay participation is high.
St James is keen to reach out and be a servant to the surrounding community, and this is expressed particularly through our Community Arts Centre project. Our facilities have been refurbished to be more open for community use, and we have created a community cafe called 'Cockleshells', which opens Wednesday and Thursday inclusive, 10.00 to 14.45. Light lunches, cakes, and drinks of many kinds are served in a lovely atmosphere, with outside seating being available during the summer months.
St James also offers 4 rooms which are available for various activities. In the Parish Hall is a large hall with theatre lighting, and a conference room. In the 'Undercroft' we have a multi-functional workshop including a kiln and a gallery which are available for exhibitions.
The church building itself is a rare example of a Paley and Austin design east of the Pennines. The stained glass by Shrigley and Hunt includes some excellent pieces.