St James' Church
Methodist/URC, Woolton, Liverpool, UK

In our heart is a commitment to follow the way of Jesus Christ and to share the love of God with all.

A message from our Minister:

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope that all of you are safe and well. My thoughts and prayers are with you all, especially those who are unwell.

This Sunday I have been asked to prepare a service sheet for the Circuit which you can find here. There also are some materials which may help you with worshipping at home on Sunday this week plus one which tells you about places on the internet where Services are being streamed this Sunday. There are also details of broadcasts on TV.

All this information below in the service details section.

I hope you have a joyful Sunday and look forward to the time when we can join together again in worship at Church.

God Bless

Last Sunday I started a Blog (it is short for Web Log - a sort of  internet diary or journal). You can find it by following this linkThis is an opportunity for me to put my reflections in writing and for you to read them - if you wish. I plan to update it regularly during this time.

The corona virus is going to affect our lives for the next few months. 

Here at St James' we wish to be of support or offer practical help to anyone that requires it especially in this time of crisis and uncertainty .
If you know of anyone that needs practical help or assistance at this time please get in touch...

As part of this many of our people do not receive emails, and we must find ways of reaching them and caring for them. 

Pastoral Visitors and Steward-elders have details of phone numbers and addresses that might be needed.

We are adhering to the current Coronavirus guidelines issued by the UK government, the Methodist and URC Churches and have been advised not to meet for worship services with immediate effect. More details are available in this link.

                                             Morning Services start at 10.30 a.m.

Sunday 29th of March: Ideas for service at home can be found in this link, this link tells you about places on the internet where Services are being streamed this Sunday.There will also be Services on TV and I believe that Songs of Praise a t1.15pm on BBC1 includes an item on Strawberry Fields, Woolton.

Sunday 5th of April: Palm Sunday with Rev'd Peter Hughes - suspended

Thursday 9th April: Maundy Thursday service at 7.00 pm with Rev'd Peter Hughes - suspended

Friday 10th April: Good Friday service at 11.00 am with Mr Derek Long - suspended

Sunday 12th of April: Easter Sunday with Rev'd Peter Foster, Communion - suspended

Sunday 19th of April: Second Sunday of Easter with Rev'd Peter Foster, Baptism - suspended

  Sunday 26th of April: Third Sunday of Easter with Rev'd Peter Foster, Communion - suspended

Sunday 3rd of May: Fourth Sunday of Easter with Mr Andrew Lovelady 

and Bread Church team - suspended

Sunday 10th of May: Fifth Sunday of Easter with Mr Andrew Gillespie, All age parade - suspended

Sunday 17th of May: Sixth Sunday of Easter with Mr. Andrew Holroyd - suspended

Sunday 24th of May: Seventh Sunday of Easter with Mr Graham Martin - suspended

Sunday 31st of May: Pentecost with Rev'd Peter Hughes, Communion - suspended

Please click here to see some of the supplies we were able to send to Garston Food Bank recently from money raised through the Christmas Greeting Card Tree in December. With sincere thanks to everyone who contributed.

This year as part of the season of Advent, in the lead up to Christmas, St James Church focused on the theme of ‘Gladness and Generosity’. 

We decided to create a Community Advent Calendar to share the Christmas Story and invited children from Woolton Primary School, our church, the Rainbows, Brownies and Guides, the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, the Girls’ Brigade, the Boys’ Brigade and also members of our congregation to design and colour a scene from the Christmas story. 

The response was brilliant and each day throughout Advent we added picture from the story to the railings in our journey towards Christmas Day when we will celebrate the birth of Jesus. We do hope that you enjoyed our Advent Calendar, discovering the Christmas Story as it unfolded each day, and you shared in our Gladness as we celebrated the true meaning of Christmas - to see the pictures again please click here.

St James are pleased to announce we are now officially registered as a Place of Welcome, with our Tuesday Coffee mornings designated as such. Please come along and join us.

The Easter Experience saw 200 children and young people accompanied by 40 Leaders visit St. James over 4 days to walk in the footsteps of the first disciples as they discovered that Jesus is Alive.

Please see our Easter experience page to see some pictures and read about this wonderful event.


St James are now the proud owners of a defibrillator thanks to the fund raising walk by Rob Swindells of the BB with help from Amy and team in the GB.  This machine was purchased from the Oliver King Foundation and is now fitted in the front entrance of the Church Hall. To find out more about the Oliver King Foundation contact:

Or look at one of the booklets placed on the information table in church.

'Jimmy' the horse with over 4500 plants, all hand-planted by one of our members Roy including a purple poppy to remember all of the horses and animals that also gave their lives to service in conflict!


A glimpse of 

the St James'



Please visit our new 'Show in a week' page to read the story and see all the pictures that tell the tale of this years events...


Over May and June, the railings of the church premises at St James' became a place of prayer. People tied a ribbon onto the railings to signify that they had prayed for someone, a personal difficulty or something that felt needed prayer. Sadly there were a number of tragic incidents during that time. The cross bore 1,292 ribbons, which are a representation of the personal prayers from people in the community.

Great Night For Liverpool City

Centre Street Pastors

An evening of song with, Amanda Henderson (Casualty's Nurse Robyn Miller) saw a full house enthralled at Amandas amazing talent for singing songs from many well know shows. 

This was to raise funds for the church refurbishment program and to support Liverpool City Street Pastors. 

The street Pastors are all volunteers and spend their Saturday nights caring for the revellers in the city centre. This concert raise a significant amount that will help them to continue their work.

Huge thank you to Amanda for giving her time for those cause. For those who didn't make it you missed an amazing evening.


               To check out what the Boys Brigade are up to click HERE


Ken, the 3rd of a series of personal testimonies from ordinary everyday people who share in common a Christian Faith. Click here to hear this simple testimony. 

Dan Holmes leading St James with 'Sing Amen".
Explore Dans music on the following link, 

Coffee morning is on Tuesday 0930 -1230. Coffee, Company and Chat, maybe the odd bit of cake........... 

All you need is love at St James', 

an interesting article on the United Reformed Church website, to read the article click HERE.