Stories of Welcome – International Group Party

St James’s International Community, working with Refugees and Asylum Seekers, has been featured in Compassionate Communities Stories of Welcome for Refugee Week 2022.

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RMT Strike

Following the announcement by the RMT about impending strike action, we have implemented a contingency plan to minimise disruption as much as possible.

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Imploded, burned, turned to ash

To coincide with Refugee Week 20-26 June, St James’s Church is exhibiting a video and installation by Syrian-born artist Issam Koubaj, documenting a performance he undertook in 2021 marking the tenth anniversary of the Syrian Uprising.

20 June – 26 June 2022

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The Wren Project – Have Your Say

St James’s Church are pleased to share our vision to repair and conserve our Grade I Listed Church as part of wider proposals which we are calling the Wren Project. We would now like to hear the views of local people as we continue to develop our plans.

Public Exhibition – Saturday 25 June 11am- 3pm

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Pride at St James’s

All LGBTQ+ people and our allies are welcome to attend our annual Pride Sunday service, garden picnic & party featuring Soul at Saint James.

Sunday 3 July from 11am – 4pm

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Join us on Sundays at 11am

Everyone is welcome to join our weekly Sunday Eucharist where we come together as a community in-person and online to celebrate God in word, sacrament, prayer and music.

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Come as you are

Going to church isn’t an ordinary thing to do these days and sometimes it takes a lot of courage just to get through the door. Watch this short welcome video from Lucy our Rector about what you can expect to find when you visit St James’s.

Earth & Social Justice News

We believe that a spiritual life requires practical action: feeding, reconciling, healing & forgiving.

As a church, we want to find ways continually to put our faith into action.

Explore our Earth & Social Justice projects & events through the menu above, & catch up on our latest news here.

Imploded, burned, turned to ash

To coincide with Refugee Week 20-26 June, St James’s Church is exhibiting a video and installation by Syrian-born artist Issam Koubaj, documenting a performance he undertook in 2021 marking the tenth anniversary of the Syrian Uprising.

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Creation Care

In the latest of our occasional Earth Justice blog posts, Alice Codner offers a challenge to the idea of ‘creation care’.

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Climate & Social Justice

Petra Griffiths, member of the Eco Team, talks about the need to bring together earth and social justice.

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Recognising the face of Jesus

Angela Sheard considers the refugee crisis, in which she addresses the competing narrative around refugees in Western media.

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It is too late to start for destinations not of the heart

Penelope Turton writes her first blog, in the new Earth Justice series, where she explores how we can only make meaningful change in our lives from the inside out.

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Earth Justice at St James’s

Hear from Deborah Colvin, Church Warden, as she explains how Earth Justice at St James’s is rooted in loving and understanding the whole world and all its inhabitants, so that we act from a place of belonging.

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A reflection for Earth Day 2022

As National Earth Day approaches us this Friday, Deborah Colvin has shared with us some important numbers and facts to help us take action!

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Care worker giving an old lady her dinner in her home.

Beyond Clapping & Banging Pans

Claire Wright, St James’s Assistant Churchwarden, has worked as a nurse midwife, community educator and NHS children’s services manager and writes her first blog about the importance of the Real Living Wage.

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