Our parish magazine has gone digital! Here are the offerings since the 2020 lockdown.
Livestreamed, online and pre-recorded Services
Video compilations and recordings of livestreamed services, together with the orders of service, since July 2020. Videos of services compiled at the start of lockdown between March 2020 and June 2020 can also be viewed on the church’s Sunday Services playlist on YouTube.
11 Apil: Second Sunday of Easter
4 Apil: Easter Day
3 April: Easter Eve
2 April: Good Friday
1 April: Maundy Thursday
14 March: Mothering Sunday
7 March: Third Sunday of Lent
28 February: Second Sunday of Lent
21 February: First Sunday of Lent
17 February: Ash Wednesday
14 February: Sunday next before Lent
7 February: Second Sunday before Lent
31 January: Presentation of Christ in the Temple
24 January: Third Sunday of Epiphany
17 January: Second Sunday of Epiphany
10 January: Baptism of Christ
3 January: Epiphany
24 December: Christmas Eve
20 December: Fourth Sunday of Advent
13 December: Third Sunday of Advent
6 December: Second Sunday of Advent
29 November: Advent Sunday
22 November: Christ the King
15 November: Second Sunday before Advent
8 November: Remembrance Sunday
1 November: All Saints
25 October: Dedication Festival
18 October: Luke the Evangelist
11 October: 18th Sunday after Trinity
4 October: Harvest Festival
27 September: 16th Sunday after Trinity
20 September: 15th Sunday after Trinity
13 September: 14th Sunday after Trinity
6 September: 13th Sunday after Trinity
30 August: 12th Sunday after Trinity
23 August: 11th Sunday after Trinity
16 August: 10th Sunday after Trinity
9 August: 9th Sunday after Trinity
2 August: 8th Sunday after Trinity
26 July: St James the Apostle
19 July: 6th Sunday after Trinity
12 July: 5th Sunday after Trinity
5 July: 4th Sunday after Trinity
Other videos on our YouTube channel
Something for everyone!
Bible Story Time
As part of an intergenerational project, our church members have been recording Bible Stories to share with young children. Go to YouTube playlist
Holy Habits is about a way of life, a rhythm formed in response to the call of Jesus, and has parallels with our Bishop Tim’s initiative a couple of years ago encouraging us to write and follow a Rule of Life, a flexible framework to help us to grow more like Christ. By creating our own Rule we can incorporate a practical way of responding to the love of God by committing ourselves to a number of actions that will help us grow up in our faith.
Sponsored by the Methodist Church and promoted by the United Reformed Church, the Holy Habits material is being used by a variety of denominations, and some parishes in our Diocese and Deanery have been using the series for discussion groups to explore the breadth of discipleship.
Our series is prepared by Alan Jenkins LLM. Weekly sessions will be made available over the first few months of 2021. Go to YouTube playlist
Thoughts for the week
A midweek offering prepared by our Ministry Team in 2020. Go to YouTube playlist
Mark’s Gospel in six parts recorded by Mike O’Brien, BCM Worship Leader.>
The church cycle of readings for 2020/21 (Year B) focuses on Mark’s Gospel. Each Sunday we explore a few verses of a gospel telling us about the life of Jesus. Perhaps it’s a bit like going up a mountain and each Sunday we can explore just a little view ahead. It can be so helpful sometimes to step right back and take in the whole mountain, the whole story of Jesus life, death and resurrection, and be filled with wonder and awe at the magnitude and mystery of it.
Stations of the Cross
The Stations of the Cross, also known as ‘The Way of the Cross’, refers to walking with Jesus in reflection and prayer using 14 images depicting Jesus’ journey to Golgotha. At St James’ Church we have ‘station’ images around the walls of the Nave. In Lent we make the opportunity to pause by each image, taking time to stop be still, watch and pray.
Recorded as part of a series during the Coronavirus Pandemic in 2020 when our churches were closed in an unprecedented attempt to limit the spread of the disease, and with the United Kingdom and most of the world in ‘lockdown’. Prepared by Carol Kidd LLM.
These have been paused while the majority of our worshippers are not able to join us in the pews because of the Covid-19 restrictions. For current notices please see the homepage.
Our online archive of pew news are generally available for Sundays between 1 July 2018 and 8 March 2020. To download, please type into your browser address bar:
For example, 5 January 2020 pew news can be found at