Defford: St James
The church of St James serves the village of Defford in Worcestershire and is part of the Bredon Hill Group of Churches.
The vicar of Defford is the Reverend Allison Davies who can be contacted either by email on [email protected] or by telephone on 01386 750203. The Associate Priest for St James' is the Reverend Katryn Leclezio who can be contacted at [email protected]
If you have a general inquiry or a specific query about baptisms, weddings or funerals please contact the Administrative Coordinator for the Bredon Hill Group, Alison Khan on 07984 748059 or at [email protected]
From the 18th April 2021 the churches in the Bredon Hill Group will start to reopen for public worship after the third national lockdown. This will commence with two services each Sunday across the Hill but over time as the Government's Roadmap continues, it is hoped that more services will be offered each week. Details of our services can be found on the Services and Events page.
St James' is open for private prayer every Sunday between 10am and 11am. Please contact one of the churchwardens if you wish the church to be opened for private prayer outside of these times.
Please visit our news and notices page for the latest copy of the Bredon Hill Group Bulletin.
The parish of Defford cum Besford 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 Worcester’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.
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Proof of charity status
Most churches are “Excepted Charities” and are therefore not registered with the Charity Commission. You can download a PDF that includes your church name, address and church code. This PDF, which is an extract from the Church of England’s database of churches, can serve as a certificate for churches requiring proof of their charity status when registering for online and card-based giving. Click on the download button below and fill in the short form. You will then be emailed the certificate as a PDF.