This parish is in the Cheshunt Deanery of St Albans Diocese. Built in 1862 as a daughter church to St Mary Cheshunt, St James has been the Parish Church (Church of England) of Goffs Oak and Hammondstreet since 1871. The building is a light and airy Victorian building with handsome proportions and a beautiful wooden roof set in a quiet pleasant spot. In 2006 the church was radically re-ordered and refurbished. We are sure that the building as it now is pays tribute to its Victorian past but provides up-to- date facilities, paying attention to comfort, accessibility and flexibility. We are Modern Liberal Catholic in Worship and Teaching. We welcome all ages to our main Sunday service Eucharist – Holy Communion – Mass.
Our Vision is "A growing, welcoming and outward looking church with an inclusive mix of people of all ages committed to moving with the times!
Our Priorities are: to develop a wider range of opportunities for spiritual nurture and refreshment; to work with other agencies to support the needy, especially the elderly, so that they may continue to enjoy a good quality of life; to share the Good News widely but most especially with younger families, children and young people.
Our Goals are: enhanced support and nurturing of baptism families and other "Fringe" members and raise awareness of good stewardship of time, talents and money both within family and church contexts.; continue with annual "Experience" Event and further develop the quarterly Schools'/Community Links Cafe Church venture; further development of the "Stay and Play" Fellowship Group for parents and toddlers.