St James’ is a family church which endeavours to reach out to people of all ages, providing age- or gender- specific activities, as well as those for the whole family to join in together.  You’ll find on the drop down menu information about various groups.  There is always more going on than you can find here so please ask if you have a specific request.

In September 2017 we begin a new adventure together learning together to be disciples of Jesus.  We will be meeting together for breakfast church on the third Sunday of the month from 8.45 am and formally concluding at 10 am.  The other Sundays at 11am we’ll be worshipping and learning together.  On the second Sunday the children will have separate worship and teaching in the Parish Centre before joining the rest of church for Communion.

Families with young children

Families with young children are welcome at St James’ Church.   Baby changing facilities are provided in the base of the tower.  Please park your buggy inside church.

First Steps meets on a Tuesday and Tots Praise on a Thursday (follow the link above for more details).

Children’s Groups

From September (2017) Kings Kids after school club will meet on a Monday in Hemingford School.

Youth Groups and activities

Younger Youth meet on a Sunday morning at the time of the 11 am service.  Older youth meet at the 9 Sadlers Way every other Monday evening at 8pm.  Social activities are arranged from time to time.  Please see the Facebook page.


Men’s Group

Meets on a Thursday evening at the home of Mark Latimer.  Dad’s (with Children) Breakfast meets on the 3rd Saturday each month in the Parish Centre.  Other activities including curry nights, hill walking and  water-borne are arranged from time to time.

Prayer Groups

There are daily meetings for Morning Prayer at 8am in St James’ Church on Monday and Wednesday, and St Margaret’s on Tuesday and Thursday for 30 mins.  There is an informal meeting for prayer on Friday evening at 7pm for an hour in St James’ Church.

Bible Study Groups

Small groups meet for Bible study and discipleship at different times during the week in the homes of members of the church family and in the Parish Centre during the daytime and the evening.  Please email Rosie if you would like to join one.

Events for our senior citizens, including lunches

Pleasant Hour meets in the Parish Centre on first and third Wednesday afternoons at 2.30 pm.
Parish Lunches for our senior citizens are held in the Parish Centre on a monthly basis.  Please contact the Parish Office if you would like and invitation to the next lunch or speak with Joanne at the Parish Centre reception (Wed-Fri).

Home visits and Home Communion

If you know someone who is unwell or would appreciate a home visit by a member of the ministry team

If you or some one you know is unable to attend church for communion and would like it taken to them please email Revd Judith Bolton and either the vicar or a lay minister will contact you to make an arrangement.