Services

Services


There are regular Sunday Services at St James's and also many other services, some of which take place regularly every week or every month and some just occasionally - see below for details. They are all entered into our church calendar on the What's on page.

Regular weekly/monthly services

Sunday  08.00 Holy Communion
  09.30 Parish Communion or All Age Service
(followed by refreshments in the hall to which everyone is very welcome)
  11.00 Together at eleven
Monday 09.15 Morning Prayer
Tuesday 09.30 Holy Communion
Wednesday 09.15 Morning Prayer
Thursday 09.15 Morning Prayer
Friday 09.15 Morning Prayer


Regular Sunday services

08.00 Holy Communion: This is a quiet, reflective service of around 30 minutes at the beginning of the day, held at the high altar.
09.30 Parish Communion: This is a busy service with hymns, lots of music and the Sunday School joining in at the beginning and end of the service during term time. At least once a month there is a choir, and the service is ordered, but relaxed. OR 
09.30 All Age Service: This is an occasional service specially aimed at family groups and younger members of our congregation but with everybody joining in. 

Both these 09.30 services are always followed by refreshments in the hall.

11.00 Together at Eleven: This is a short, snappy service especially for children and families, but everybody is welcome. This service does not take place when there is an All Age service.

Regular weekday services 

09.30 Tuesday mornings: Holy Communion. This is a quiet, reflective service of around 30 minutes at the beginning of the day, held at the high altar. On the second Tuesday of the month this service starts at 10.00 and is followed by coffee in the church.
09.15 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings: Morning Prayer. Prayer is offered every day, and this service of around 20 minutes is a way to start the day with reading the Bible, praying and spending a few minutes with God. 

Special services

These are held on Principal Feasts, Principal Holy Days and also special occasions: 
Advent | Christmas | Epiphany | Candlemas | Lent | Ash Wednesday | Mothering Sunday | Palm Sunday | Maundy Thursday | Good Friday | Easter Day | Ascension Day | Pentecost | Trinity | St James's Day | Harvest Festival | All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day | Remembrance Sunday

At Christmas there is a Carol Service, Christmas Eve Crib Services, Christmas Eve Midnight Mass as well as a service on Christmas Day. These and occasional services such as the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, or Candlemas are recognised with different services appropriate to the occasion. Sung Evensong is an occasional service sung for festivals and special occasions. Compline is said each Sunday in Lent at 2000, and every evening in Holy Week up to Maundy Thursday. The lighting of new fire is observed at dawn on Easter Day. All services are entered into our church calendar on the What's on page.

Occasional services

To give thanks to God for all the animals around us there was a pet service on Sunday 8 October. Pets of all kinds were brought into church for a blessing. There were also songs, stories and prayers and afterwards both pets and owners enjoyed some refreshments. See the photo album.

Find out more

Colours of the Christian Year 
Service garments 
Church textiles 
Church plate
St James's services through the years 
 

Services