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.

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect us all and here at St James' we wish to be of support and will try offer practical help to anyone that requires it 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...

Message from our minister:

Hello everyone, I hope you are all well and able to enjoy the summer weather, even though some of our activities are limited by the Corona crisis. We live in exciting and confusing times. On the one hand things are beginning to open up again. On the other we are seeing restrictions being re-imposed in places as close to home as Princes Park. As you may have read, our Church is trying to chart a safe path through all of this.

In the responses to our questionnaire many of you shared your anxieties about returning to Church. I would like to reassure you that when Church does re-open, we will do all we can to keep you safe. 2 metres social distancing will be in place and everyone will be required to wear a face covering. Hand sanitising will be taking place before and after services. Communion will not take place at first and when it does it will be shared in a Covid-safe manner. Just as we trust in God to watch over us, so we must watch over and protect each other as we come together as the family of Jesus.

God Bless, Peter.

P.S. I also continue to put my own thoughts on the Blog.

                                             Morning Services start at 10.30 a.m.  

The weekly large print service sheet is here. We also have a good choice of online services whilst the buildings remain closed: 

Our Methodist Circuit (only available from the Sunday), you can listen to the service by calling 0151 317 9192 or watch by clicking:

Wesley’s Chapel, Sundays, 11am:

Methodist Central Hall, Sundays, 11am:

Swan Bank Methodist Church:

Sunday Afternoon - 2.20pm for 2.30pm - "Telephone Worship" (live): Welcome – Graham Martin (Host), Call to worship and Opening prayer (Host), Bible Reading (Wendy Doig), Lord’s Prayer (Host), Short talk/Mini sermon (Rev. John Lansely), Prayers (Pat Fagan) & Grace (Host). 

This worship will run every Sunday till end of August, please contact an elder for details

And if you want to join in, there is our “After Worship” Zoom chat 11.25 am to 12.00 noon, please contact an elder for details. (Please note the later start time)

Online worship and resources for all ages can now be accessed from the home page of the Circuit's website:

St James Church buildings remain closed at the moment, but our halls will re-open for Pre-School at the start of September. The Delegated Church Council met on Monday this week and we are working towards re opening our Church for Worship around the middle of September. The date is to be confirmed and is subject to any changes in Government and Local Council advice relating to Covid 19. Please watch out for further announcements over the next few weeks. These will give exact information about when the first services will be held and how you can be part of them. We thank the Delegated Church Council and Steward Elders for all the work they are doing to enable us to return safely to Church.

For those who walk past and for those who may not be able to walk past at the moment, here are some of our prayers on the railings around our church buildings. They highlight objects in the grounds, and encourage passers-by to offer their own prayers, or use the thoughtful words Rev'd Peter has provided. We will post a prayer a day.


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 last years events...

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.