Services and Other Activities at St James

In line with the government’s and the Church of England’s guidance, we’re delighted that St James can hold live services, with youth and children’s ministry. We will also continue our online versions of those for people who prefer to attend that way.

10.30 and 12.00
Our 10.30 service will be both live, and live-streamed on YouTube. The link for the livestream is HERE. At 12.00 we are holding a Prayer Book (traditional language) Communion Service.

For both these services it would help us if you booked ahead each week HERE, where you’ll also find information about Promiseland in the morning, a youth service in the evening, and Under 7s service on Sunday afternoon.

Taking Care of Yourself and Others

Please do follow the government’s current instructions (https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response), 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 mark.murthen@st-james.org.uk 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 phil.mullins@st-james.org.uk.

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 - https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

Church of England guidance - https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches

Phil Mullins is coordinating St James' response in line with this guidance.