Services at St James

Following the new relaxation of restrictions, you are welcome to attend Sunday services without needing to book.

Singing is now allowed, but we respectfully ask that masks are worn at all times during services as this is an unknown risk.

Refreshments will be served outside, and we are able to chat and mingle again before and after the services. The QR code, hand sanitizer and spare masks will all be available at the back of church.

The 10.30 service is also livestreamed - the link for the livestream is HERE.

We shall be monitoring any further changes to the guidelines.

Taking Care of Yourself and Others

Please do follow the government’s current instructions (, in particular the need to maintain scrupulous hygiene and to self-isolate immediately if you feel unwell with a cough or high fever.

For many this may mean staying at home with only mild symptoms; remember this is to prevent undiagnosed Coronavirus spreading to the most vulnerable.

Pastoral Support

Mark Murthen is coordinating our care for individuals who are staying away. Please let Mark know on 0208 051 3151 or if:

  • you are self-isolating for any reason
  • you know of anyone who is self-isolating, or you notice the absence of someone you would usually expect to see

Team leaders will be checking in with their team members regularly.

All of us should care for each other by ringing around to check in with those in your small groups and ministries – it is better for us to over- rather than under-communicate in this regard.

Small Groups

Our midweek bible study groups in people’s homes and around town are meeting online using such tools as Zoom, WhatsApp, or Facetime.

If you’d like to join one, email

Where your members may need to self-isolate, try and keep them connected using video link ups such as Face Time or WhatsApp when the rest of you meet.

Further information

St James is following the formal guidance issued by the government and the Church of England:

Government guidance -

Church of England guidance -