St James, Whitehaven

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FACILITIES FOR THOSE WITH MOBILITY PROBLEMS, or with pushchairs and for those with hearing and sight impairments-
For those with wheelchairs and prams/pushchairs please use the shallow ramp half way along the church wall (NOT the steep old ramp at the church entrance or struggling with steps) which takes you straight to the south side door which is always unlocked when the church is open, and has a power access button, not the handle. Regrettably there is currently no access to the upper galleries for the chair bound, but there is a chair lift for the partly ambulant.
We have a loop system to aid hearing. At all services we have large print service books, pew sheets and hymn books on request.  Please indicate to our stewards if you need assistance on the 2 steps to the altar at Communion. Alternatively if you wish for Communion to be given to you where you are sitting just let any sidesman know. We have an accessible toilet in the vestry (open at service times only) but this may not be accessible for the largest powered chairs.

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Revd Robert Jackson
The Rectory,
"Autumn Garth",
Harras Road,
Harras Moor,
CA28 6SG
01946 696932 (The Vicar) or 01946 599485 (Michele Smith-Parish Administrator)

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This is a traditional and quiet service of Holy Communion, which ends with one unaccompanied hymn
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for ¾ hour
Common Worship
Parish Eucharist
This is the main Parish Eucharist. As well as Sunday School we have books and toys for the younger children. There are large print service books, hymn books and pew sheets
Every Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Coffee Common Worship
This must be prebooked at least one month ahead, with the Parish Office on 01946 599485.
Every second Sunday at 12:00 PM for ½ hour
Family Friendly Common Worship
Every second and fourth Sunday at 6:00 PM for ¾ hour
Common Worship


Morning Prayer
This short 20 minute start to the day is each weekday except the Vicar's weekly day off- please check our website for when this is. On Thursday it is at St. Nicholas' chapel.
Every Monday at 8:30 AM for 20 minutes
Common Worship


Every Tuesday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship


Morning Prayer
This short 20 minute start to the day is each weekday except the Vicar's weekly day off- please check our website for when this is. On Thursday it is at St. Nicholas' chapel.
Every Wednesday at 8:30 AM for 20 minutes
Common Worship
Mothers Union
This is the Evening Group. There is also a monthly Afternoon group at St. Nicholas- see separate entry. It is in the Community Centre opposite the Church
Every third Wednesday at 7:15 PM for 1½ hours



Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 12470
Built: 1753
Architect: Carlisle Spedding
Our Patron: The Bishop
Archdeaconry: WEST CUMBERLAND (573)
Deanery: CALDER (57301)
Benefice: Whitehaven (07/244BH)
Parish Legal Name: Whitehaven (570305 )
CofE Church Info: (607305 7/305)
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The current editor is: Stuart Nicholson

This page was last updated on Wednesday 18th May 2016
St James : HIGH STREET, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7PZ

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