Social life

Social life

A definition of social life is 'the part of a person's time spent doing enjoyable things with others'. St James's Church has always been good at providing parish social activities of all sorts and for all tastes. It is important for people to interact with other people, not just on Sundays, but through the week as well. These activities are organised by various different groups for the benefit of all parishioners, not just church goers. They are viewed as an important part of the church's outreach, bringing people together and welcoming everyone into the church.

There is a special team, St James's Hospitality, who's purpose is to work together with these groups to provide a social function for the church, incorporating the parish and the Christian calendar. There are some events that happen regularly every week, such as the after-church refreshments, called Parish Breakfast.

Other examples are providing meals or refreshments for occasions such as St James's Day celebrations which is usually a BBQ in the vicarage garden with fun and games, Harvest Festival lunch and mulled wine with minced pies after the parish Carol Service. 

Other events, fun activities like quiz nights, film nights and rambles are also organised from time to time by different groups.

Looking back

Church life through the years: Social life


Clare Ryan and Kirstie Craig on 07964 131 135