St James’ is a family church which endeavours to reach out to people of all ages, providing age- or gender- specific activities, as well as those for the whole family to join together.
The present pattern of Sunday worship is as follows
9.00am Traditional Service of Morning Prayer or Holy Communion
These services are fairly traditional in character, using the new Common Worship prayer books and occasionally the Prayer Book of 1662. Average attendance is around 50. Hymns from a new hymn book "Sing Glory' are sung to organ accompaniment.
11.00am Family Service, Morning Worship or Holy Communion
Morning Worship has a freer liturgical framework with singing of familiar hymns and contemporary worship songs led by a worship band. One service a month includes Holy Communion. The teaching follows the series set for the term and is followed up by study in the church’s Small Groups. The services conclude by 12.30.
From January 2018 Junior Church will meet on the 2nd and 4th Sundays starting at 11am. Parents please drop off your children at the Parish Centre (or youth at the Latimer’s home) in good time for the start at 11am. This is usually a Sign Supported Service. There is opportunity for personal prayer ministry at the service. This is not counselling but brief prayer to bless what God is doing in the lives of individuals. Coffee and squash served after every service.
7pm Youth Service (2nd Sunday) Evening Worship and Bible Teaching (4th Sunday) restarts January 2018
These services include worship and teaching. The second Sunday youth service is led by the youth once a term.
Monthly Midweek Holy Communion is attended by up to 20 people, and held on the first and third Wednesday of each month. This is a said service with a variety of preachers. Followed by coffee, the atmosphere is always very friendly.
Home communion is taken to those too elderly or sick to attend church.
Members of the congregation of St James' also lead services at the local care home
Breakfast Church - 8.30am - 3rd Sunday of the month