If we haven’t been able to speak with you in person please drop us an email with your contact details and we’ll contact you. We’d like to keep you informed of what’s going on in the life of the church. Please sign up for the weekly email as a starter, you find it at the bottom of that page.


We believe in the baptism of infants of believing parents and believers baptism-by-immersion for new adult Christians. If you would like to find out more please click here.


This affirms an individual’s commitment to follow Jesus and is for many a significant milestone. 

Electoral Roll

The Electoral Roll is the official membership list of St James’ as presented to the Diocese. Members on the Electoral Roll are able to nominate, be nominated and vote for Parochial Church Council and Deanery Synod membership.  These are important bodies which help provide the governance of the church.  PCC members are also our trustees as St James’ is registered as an independent charity.

Application may be made after being here for six months. Forms are available from the Parish Office or by clicking here.

Get Involved

The Church can only thrive through the active involvement of its members.  Please ask a member of our staff team how you can get involved in the mission and ministry of St James’ and speak with anyone you see doing something that interests you.

Upcoming Events:

What is Evangelism Training Seminar

2nd June 2024 7:00pm - 8:00pm

 Evangelism is an amazing privilege because it means we get to share in the process of the salvation of Jesus to people’s lives. Jesus commissioned us, he equips and strengthens us to make disciples from all nations (Matt. 28:18-20). Jesus wants us to take the message to everyone so that people can know Christ […]

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22nd June 2024 – 23rd June 2024

 The St James Camping weekend is an exciting mix of games, bonfires, good food and lots of fun. It is for children to come with their dad’s, grandad’s, uncle’s etc… We stay at Burleigh Hill Farm. It costs just £25 per adult and £5 for children. (If cost is a problem please contact ben@churchbytheriver.org.uk ) Once […]

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Keswick Youth Trip

27th July 2024 – 2nd August 2024

Week 3: 27th July – 2nd August Keswick Ministries has a wonderful team of children and youth workers, who come to Keswick every summer to run the Convention’s children’s and youth programme. Both the children’s and youth programmes have been designed to work in parallel with the adult programme at the Convention. Keswick Youth is a […]

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