Members of the Church Family identify themselves by attendance, regular giving and by joining the Church Electoral Roll.
First Things First
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 encourage baptism of infants of believing parents and Believers baptism-by-immersion for new adult Christians. We hope all will go on to confirmation as a marker of their commitment to Christian discipleship. From time to time many who have come back to the church in adulthood are formally welcomed through a service of welcome on a Sunday morning.
This Anglican rite which affirms before the bishop an individual’s commitment to a life of faith is for many a significant milestone. It is also an essential part of maintaining order in the church when it comes to participation in the Parochial Church Council and being a formal office holder. We encourage this.
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.
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.
We have many Small Groups of different kinds meeting throughout the week, both daytime and evenings so please speak to Rosie Cunliffe if you would like to join one that meets your specific requirements at this time.