Service, Submission, Reverence
Here at St. James’ we seek to enable our church family to worship God through a variety of different streams. Whilst at our core we are an Anglican Parish Church we are open to liturgy, music and worship streams from outside of our tradition, whilst keeping hold of the centuries old traditions which have been a part of worship in Hemingford Grey for over a thousand years. The music used in or worship services range from traditional hymns to contemporary praise songs, gospel rhythms to plainsong chants, and meditative Taizé to Jazz harmonies.
We believe that the Bible teaches that true worship is a lifestyle choice of service, submission and reverence to God. We believe that a genuine relationship with God will be grounded in a life of prayer and praise and how we worship during the week will affect how we worship on a Sunday. A lifestyle of worship is the proper response to who God is, what he has already done in our lives, and what he promises to do.
At St. James’ we seek to be creative in our worship and in 2012 we hosted a number of Jazz Vespers services, including one for the visit of our Bishop, Stephen Conway (Bishop of Ely). We have also hosted Creative Arts Services and enjoy a BSL signed Service on the first Sunday of each month when we are joined by members of the Deaf Church.
There are opportunities to use your musical gifts in worship please contact the vicar if you would like one.