About Us

Welcome to St James': the Church of England parish church for the east end of Haydock.

Haydock, part of the Borough of St Helens, lies about half-way between Liverpool and Manchester, close to the intersection of the M6 motorway and the A580 East Lancs Road.

We are called to be God's loving presence in our parish, and to minister to its needs.

We are proud of our St. James' Church of England Primary School, and all that it achieves.

The celebration of the Holy Eucharist [also called the Mass], on Sundays and during the week, continues to be the sustaining heart of our common life. Services are according to Common Worship, except where stated. Our church is under the episcopal care of the Bishop of Beverley and is affiliated to the Society under the patronage of Ss. Wilfrid & Hilda.

Since 1866 - when our first Church (now the Lady Chapel) was built - we have been a visible place of living the Catholic Faith as the Church of England has received it. Our worship and prayer have been offered without fuss, but with deep conviction.

Our Vicar since the end of June 2022 is Fr Michael Vyse SSC.

Newcomers and visitors are always welcome at St. James' - we look forward to seeing you!

You can read here the fascinating story of how St James's Church has developed.