"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
As a church, we seek to reach our town with the good news that Jesus Christ has come to bring us into an everlasting relationship with God. In the midst of our imperfections, weaknesses, and struggles, we also want to grow as Jesus’ disciples – becoming more of the people God made us to be. We’re committed to helping one another in those aims through prayer, worship, witness, and service.
Our worship is rooted in the Church of England’s liturgies and heritage. It is shaped by the gospel, saturated with Scripture, and focussed on the God who nourishes us as we receive His word preached and share in bread and wine at His table. There is no better place to be than church on Sunday and no substitute for experiencing the gospel enacted among us in worship each week.
It's our privilege to serve the community around us in many and various ways: St James' is open three mornings a week for a coffee and chat; we support the Storehouse food bank and 'soup run'; we regularly visit local schools for assemblies and our Open the Book team offer dramatic presentations; we run groups for young children and their parents/carers every week; visits are made to local care homes; and we support a range of Christian charities both at home and abroad through prayer and donations.