Hadleigh: St James the Less

Welcome to our newsletter for 2nd October 2022.

Please pray for Uggy, Trevor Dobney, Judith, Tim, Pat, Dale, Rose and Sue, George, Richard D’ath, Joyce Kemp, and Graham. Give thanks that Diana and Gerald are much better.

Home Group Led by Claire, Home Group is ready to welcome anyone who would like to join for a time of fellowship and Bible study. The group meets in different members' homes on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month at 2pm for about an hour and a half and at the moment we are looking at the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives. The next meeting is on 3rd October. If you would like to know more or come along to join for a taster session, please speak to Ruth or Claire: 01268 757557, [email protected]

PCC St James PCC will meet on Wednesday 5th October at 7pm.

Men’s Breakfast This will take place at St Barnabas on Saturday 8th October, gathering at 8:15 for breakfast at 8:30. Let Guy know if you would like to come.

Beat’n’Beans Also on the morning of 8th October at St James, live music from the Monday Folk and refreshments from 10:30.

Messy Church will be at St Barnabas from 4pm on Monday 10th October. We will be preparing shoeboxes of gifts for children and young people who receive little at Christmas. If anyone has any suitable gifts please pass to Ruth or Marion.

Hadleigh Heritage The next talk at St James is the Neil Hamper Memorial Talk with Liz Barham speaking about the Prittlewell Prince, the Anglo-Saxon burial, on Saturday 15th October from 10:30. Entrance £3.

Harvest Festival Thank you for all your harvest gifts which will be passed on to Foodbank (St James) and HARP (St Barnabas).

Holy Communion The PCCs discussed whether to return to sharing the cup at Communion at recent meetings and the conclusion was that we would continue to receive the wafer dipped in the wine rather than share the cup. However, time moves on and the risk of Coronavirus is reduced (it is still easy to catch it and will become more so as winter advances, but the effects are less serious in terms of hospital admission, serious illness and death). Could congregation members let Ruth, Guy or Sheena know their views. 

Keep in touch

Revd Ruth: 01702 426998 [email protected], Guy: 01702 558477 [email protected], Sheena: 01702 554853 [email protected]

Keep in touch
Revd Ruth: 01702 426998 [email protected]
Guy: 01702 558477 [email protected]
Sheena: 01702 554853 [email protected]

Electronic Church
Zoom church takes place at 9:30am on a Sunday. Go to Zoom and ‘join a meeting’ with these details: Meeting ID 377 351 213; Password 396266. Note change of time.
Or join by phone – 0203 481 5240 with the same ID and Password (there is no Participant ID).

Zoom Prayers at 6pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Meeting ID - 989 759 879; Password - 373161

Sunday services appear on our pages of A Church Near You – text on St Barnabas page and a recording on the St James page, plus on our You Tube channel - St Barnabas and St James the Less - along with previous services.


Livestreaming You can look back at previous services on our You Tube channel – St Barnabas and St James the Less.


St James the Less is a stunningly beautiful grade one listed building and offers a comfortable, warm and well-lit environment for Christian worship. The Saxon and Norman architecture is complemented by a range of contemporary features which include baby-changing facilities, easy access for those with disabilities, a hearing loop system, a modern meeting room and a new carpeted worship area.


"The parish of Hadleigh: St James the Less is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops 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 Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services."

Get in touch

Revd. Ruth Cartwright

The Rectory
50 Rectory Road
Hadleigh, Benfleet


Sunday Service from St James

Every Sunday at for 1 hour
Please note that this event will not be taking place between and
Hadleigh: St James the Less
High Street Hadleigh Southend, SS7 2PA, GB

Join us in Worship!
Alternating Communion and Morning Prayer