Members of the Church Family identify themselves by attendance, regular giving and by joining the Church Electoral Roll.
First Things First
Complete the Getting Connected form. If you can’t complete all the sections now don’t worry. Completing it as fully as you can will help us to help you feel included and keep you informed of what’s going on in the life of the church. Please download the form and return to Rachel Winton by email or drop it into the Parish Office.
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 and have made ateending/participating in confirmation services at Ely Cathedral at Easter or Pentecost Sundays our habit.
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.