What is happening at St James's Church 

 January 2021: See Derek's message re being in Lockdown.

See the Weekly Email which has details about these services, including safety measures. It also gives the latest information about what is going on, live or digital. This can be accessed from the Home Page.
To receive the weekly email directly sign up here or email Derek.

Time to Pray

Less than ten minutes, this is a simple way of learning to hear God's word to us today with stillness and prayer. We are reading slowly through John's Gospel. Each day subscribers receive a reminder email with a link to a website which has the Bible reading and audio file. If you would like to subscribe let Derek know. You can catch up on all of these at Daily Prayer and Bible Reading.


During this time we still have many expenses and a major part of our income, hall rental, has fallen away.
So all your gifts are really appreciated. If you would like to make a gift online then we have a special weblink for donations: Click here to give securely.

Previous weeks' online worship can still be seen

Every Sunday from 19 April
The live streamed version of these services can be found on Facebook.

Worship at home

There is also a range of online resources available

Keeping in Touch

It is vital that we keep in touch and support one another through these testing times. 

  • Listen to the daily recordings 'Time to Pray' Daily Prayer and Bible Reading.
  • Make sure that you talk with at least three St James's people a week.  
  • If you can offer help to someone who is self-isolating let Derek know.
  • If you are self-isolating and need help contact Derek. If you are confined to your home - we would like to stay in touch with you, and shop for you as needed. Please let Derek know if you have such a need. We have volunteers standing by. If you just want someone to talk to give us a ring, we are here to help.
  • Story time for children - A live stream story for children to watch live or later.

Information, Help and Advice

Council updates
(COVID-19) Richmond Council have been working exceptionally hard to ensure services are available and accessible to those who need them. This link gives key information and regular updates on what the council is doing.
Where to go for help
The council has set up a helpline called the Community Hub. So, if you or someone you know needs support you can contact them on 0208 871 6555 or at For all medical enquiries please continue to contact the NHS on or on 111.
How to help
There has been some great community spirit with many coming out to help those in need. To ensure this help can be delivered safely and effectively, Richmond CVS is working with Age UK and local groups. So, if you are an individual, business or local voluntary group wanting to help, please sign up to their volunteering database.

People    We are not people of fear: we are people of courage.
    We are not people who protect our own safety: we are people who protect our neighbours' safety.
    We are not people of greed: we are people of generosity.
    We are your people God, giving and loving, wherever we are, whatever it costs
    For as long as it takes wherever you call us.