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St James's Church

St James is the Church of England Parish Church of Hampton Hill, Middlesex. We are a family friendly community of Christians, a wide range of people from different backgrounds and of different colours and ages. We are open to and challenged by the future, seeking to equip people for their daily lives, inspired by our worship of God. We have a keen desire both for growth in numbers and also to make a contribution to the community, locally, nationally and globally. Whoever you are you are assured of a very warm welcome at our church.

Growing our churchSt James's Mission
The central objective of all our church activities, our mission, is spreading a Christian influence in our local community and beyond. We are concerned with the whole Christian church, secular matters, the country and indeed with the world as a whole. Mission implies active participation, sometimes by active membership of other organisations, sometimes directly by gifts. Our mission is to be more active as disciples of Christ in our community and in our daily working lives; to make our church a welcoming and relevant place to all people, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities or economic circumstances; and to take seriously our responsibilities to the wider world.

Some of the ways we engage with mission:
A friendly welcome for the many people who come to the church and church hall -  to worship, for advice, to arrange or attend a baptism, a wedding or a funeral; or perhaps to join the nursery school sessions, classes or evening meetings. 
Shell Seekers Sunday School.
The Ark playgroup for under fives and their carers.
Generous giving to charities near and far.
Helping parishes in poorer parts of London to have a vicar through our Common Fund payment to our diocese.
Being a Fairtrade Church and promoting Fairtrade through our Traidcraft stall.
Active relationship with the Guides, Brownies, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.
Active relationship with the local schools.
Making ourselves known to all sections of the parish, for example visiting the sick, the elderly, the lonely and anyone else in need.
Visiting people preparing for a baptism, wedding or funeral and visiting the bereaved.
Wide distribution of the Spire magazine.
This website!

They are summarised in our Mission Action Plan.

The Vision for the Future
The vision for the future is of continuing development and growth; a journey of exploration and of new understanding. That vision is also to be increasingly inclusive, involving a wider group of people across the parish and welcoming others to join us.

Website homepageUsing this website 
St James's website is open to all who wish to view it. External sites will open in new browser windows. To find what you are looking for, use the search facility.

You are welcome to use material from this site once you have gained permission from the webmaster. You must duly acknowledge the author and source in your usage. The usage of material from St James’s website is governed by the provisions of the Intellectual Property Law. Thank you.

Any questions or comments about the website please contact the webmaster Prill Hinckley.

We are a Registered Charity, number 1129286.