The regular term time All Age Service, Together, is held at 3.30pm and is an informal family friendly service. However, once a month Messy Church is held in its place.
The Together service, a short family-orientated informal service with songs, crafts, prayers and refreshments, is held held three times a month.
Messy Church is held on the other Sunday. It is church - but not as you know it!
Then every so often everybody joins together for one main service. This is specially aimed at family groups and younger members of our congregation and there is often a theme involving activities for the younger members (and the not so young!). Examples of these services are Christingle, Mothering Sunday, Harvest and St James's Day. These are often held at a later time, perhaps at 11am. When these take place the Together or Messy Church do not happen as eveybody is invited to these particular services.
Find out more
There have been designated children's services since the earliest days as maintaining children's interest has always been important to St James's. Have a look at Family Worship through the years which shows some of what happened from when records began up until 2017. The Annual Parochial Church Meeting Reports show the latest reports from most teams and groups.