Colchester: St James the Great

Welcome to the Parish of St James and St Paul Colchester

The Church remains open for morning and evening prayer at 7.40 a.m. and 6 p.m. 

Sunday- Said Mass at 8 a.m. 

Parish Sung Mass at 10.00 a.m. 

Thursday- Mass 12:30p.m 

Friday- 9.00 a.m. - Mass at St. James the Great Primary Church of England School 

Friday Midday - Rosary Prayers  

The Church is always open an hour before each Mass. 

The Parish of Colchester: The good folk of St James & St Paul Church, East Hill, Colchester, are committed to safeguarding children, young people, and adults. We follow the House of Bishop's guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. 

The Diocese of Chelmsford's safeguarding pages contain vital links and information, including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA), who advises our PSOs. 

If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm, don't hesitate to contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, don't hesitate to contact the police and your local authority, Children or Adults Services." 

We are an Anglo-Catholic (Church of England) Parish in the diocese of Chelmsford, located in the historic Roman town of Colchester in the County of Essex in England. 

There is no longer a legal requirement for people with coronavirus (COVID-19) infection to self-isolate. However, if you have any of the main symptoms of COVID-19 or a positive test result, the public health advice is to stay home and avoid contact with other people.

We suggest that people apply anti-bac to their hands at the church's cleaning station when they enter the church.

Respect the Church as a place of prayer and people that are praying.

Communion is in one kind only.

The Eucharist Host that other communicants consume is consecrated 48 hours minimum before the distribution of Holy Communion. The Ciborium with the Sacrament remains covered until it is distributed.

Please keep in touch by using our Facebook Site

https://www.facebook.com/St.James.Colchester/

The Parish Priest is Fr James McCluskey

Contact [email protected]

phone 01206 860419

Or contact ChurchWarden, Lucy Mason – email [email protected]

phone 01206 386766

Or contact ChurchWarden. Desiree Campbell: 01206 617263

email [email protected]

May Our Lady pray for us and our Patron Saint defend us, and may St Michael fight the principalities and dark forces of this world for us. Ephesians 6:12

In the Cross of Christ

Fr. James McCluskey

Church of St. James the Great

50B Priory Street,

Colchester

CO1 2QB

Get in touch

Fr James McCluskey SSC

The Rectory
50B Priory Street
Colchester

CO1 2QB
Parish Priest/Rector
(01206) 860419
ChurchWarden
01206 728 443

Our website

weekly notices 26th May with Prayer Spaces 2024.pdf

CHURCH is open FOR PUBLIC WORSHIP Sundays and weekdays. See Church notices for more details.

Notices

Safeguarding

The Church of England's House of Bishops have advised that every church MUST display Safeguarding information.

Please add Safeguarding information in this box. We recommend the following text:

"Our parish of Colchester: St James & St Paul is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). Our Diocese of Chelmsford’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises our PSO. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the PSO. Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Mrs Clare Moles, who may be contacted at church or by calling 07751329314.
If you are concerned that a child or adult might be in immediate danger, or requires urgent medical attention, call the emergency services on 999. Do not delay.

Reporting a Concern, Allegation or Disclosure
To contact your local police station to report a non-emergency crime please call 101.

If you have a safeguarding concern, allegation or disclosure, please call the Diocesan Duty number (01245 29 44 44). If they cannot answer your call straight away please leave an answerphone message with your name and phone number so they can call you back.

You can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor
https://www.chelmsford.anglican.org/safeguarding/safeguarding-contacts

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