Church of England Diocese of Liverpool St. James Haydock

St James the Great, Haydock

St James' is the CofE parish church at the east end of Haydock, part of the Borough of St Helens.  We are under the episcopal care of the Bishop of Beverley, and the celebration of the Eucharist on Sundays (and also during the week) is the sustaining heart of our common life.   You can find details of our regular Services and meetings by clicking here.  Newcomers and visitors are always welcome at St. James' - we look forward to seeing you!

If you click here you'll be taken to a page where you can see various news items and download our Pew Sheet notices.

We belong to the Deanery of Winwick, a group of fourteen churches spread over quite a wide geographical area.   Early in March the Deanery will be honoured by a visit from the Archbishop of York and his team, who are leading a programme of events under the title "Tell, Serve, Give" - for further details please visit the page here.

This church has an interesting history, with lots of stories of determination and conflict woven in.  Since its consecration in 1866 it has been in the Anglo-Catholic tradition, and in the early days people traveled by train to witness its Services.   It's story is available as a download - click here for details.

Haydock, originally a mining village, lies about half way between Liverpool and Manchester, close to the intersection of the M6 motorway and the A580 East Lancashire Road.   The church is quite easy to find - it's on the main road through  Haydock itself, about half a mile east of the local Tesco store.  

Get in touch

Fr Andrew Welsby (Vicar)

The Vicarage 169 Church Road Haydock St Helens
(01942) 727956

Our website

Evensong (BCP)

Every Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth Sunday at 6 p.m. for 1hr

Church Road
Haydock
St Helens

Book of Common Prayer

Each week we publish the Notices on our Pew Sheet, copies of which are made available in the church until the following Sunday. A summary is given here, and if you wish you can download a copy of the full sheet in .pdf format.

1 Feb 2019, 12:15 a.m.