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 to offer practical help to anyone that requires it in this time of crisis and uncertainty. Please do contact us if you need support or help.

Message from our minister:

Hello Everyone, the big news this week is that we will plan to open for Worship in Church from Sunday 25th of April. Please contact Jayne McLaren any time from the 18th of April after 4.00pm to book your place for next week. We had an excellent Annual Church Meeting on Zoom this week and we welcome our New Steward Elders: Margaret Dee, Jan Underwood and Jonquil Dickson. Please pray for them as they begin their work as leaders of our Church

The funeral of Eva Lloyd Jones took place this week and next week the Service for Peggy Calvert will be on Friday. We give thanks for two ladies who lived to an amazing age (99 and 100) and are grateful that they shared the life of St James Church. May they rest in peace and rise
in glory to walk with the Risen Jesus.

Have a good week,

God Bless, Peter.

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

                                                           Morning Services

Services in church restart on the 25th of April, the church opens at 10.00 and the service starts at 10.30am as normal. You will need to book in each week ,bookings can be made by phone, text or email. (This is because the capacity is reduced by the need to observe social distancing.)

Please contact Jayne McLaren from 4.oopm on the Sunday afternoon for the following Sunday’s service. Places will be given on a first come first served basis. If we can’t book you in for the coming Sunday, we will put you on the list for the following Sunday.

If you wish to sit as part of a family group, please tell us at the time of booking so that we can arrange seats together for you. If you book and then find that you can’t come to a service, please let us know as it will create space for others to come. Please don’t “turn up” at Church if you haven’t booked for that Service as it will be frustrating for you to have to go home.

It is essential that you do not come to Church if you are showing symptoms of Covid 19 or have recently come into contact with someone who is suspected of or confirmed to be infected.

Please note that we are all still required to wear a face covering at ChurchWe will keep a record of who attends each service to help track and trace in case anyone attending tests positive at a later date.

Please enter the worship area and find a seat as quickly as possible, do not gather in groups for conversation. Some chairs will be reserved for those in household groups. Please DO NOT move any seats. Throughout your time in Church social distancing of 2 metres will be in place.

In order to minimise the risk of transmission, our Services will be much shorter than previously and will not include singing. If you have brought your offering with you, please place it on a plate near the entrance as you arrive or leave. There will be no offering during the service.

We will not be using the Prayers of Intercession book; if you have a prayer request, please let us know during the previous week. At the end of the Service please leave promptly, there will be no refreshments. All of this goes against what we are used to but is for our safety in worship.

Later in the afternoon we have Telephone Worship, which will continue even though services are open in church. These open at 2.20pm for 2.30pm on Sunday. Joining details have previously been sent out via email, please contact a steward for details if you haven't received them. Upcoming preachers are:

Sunday April 18th Andrew Gillespie (Zoom) & Revd. John Lansley (Telephone)

Sunday April 25th Revd. Peter Hughes (St James’) & Chris Bolton (Telephone)

Sunday May 2nd John Greenwood (St James’) & Revd. Peter Hughes (Telephone)

Sunday May 9th Graham Martin (St James’) & Revd. Paul Wilson (Telephone)

 Other online services, together document resoruces are available on the Liverpool South Methodist Circuit website hereOur Children's & Youth Workers have a YouTube channel called 'The Way', each Sunday there are worship sessions with activities, prayers and fun, please share and subscribe:

Picture from the Church Railings This week's picture focuses on the meal shared at Emmaus by Jesus and the two disciples he met on the road. The picture imagines Jesus being thankful for the part which a humble servant girl has played in providing the meal. Jesus was recognised in the breaking of the bread, and everyone who played a part in that meal is recognised for who they are - their gifts and personality. Each of us is noticed by the risen Jesus as we serve others in our work, our family, our Church and community. May we experience the risen Jesus in these places and may others know that Jesus is alive when they experience him in the love we offer.

Follow the journey to Bethlehem for Christmas last year with pictures drawn and coloured by adults and young people who are part of St James Church Family by clicking here.


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.


A glimpse of 

the St James'



               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.