Welcome to St. James’


For obvious reasons, all services have been cancelled as per the Church of England’s instruction. However, following updated permissions, the PCC has taken the decision that from Sunday 28th June the church will be open from 3-4pm each Sunday afternoon for individual private prayer. For further information, please click here to read the measures that have been put in place (which will also be displayed on the door and notice boards).

We remain very grateful to Rev. Ian Johnston who continues to take weekly services for our Benefice on Sundays via Zoom, accessible via the link on a laptop or via the Zoom app on your tablet or smartphone. You will need the information below to access the service.

Please note that the meeting details CHANGE EACH WEEK and they will be posted here on a Wednesday/Thursday for the following Sunday. We look forward to seeing you there!

Benefice Eucharist Sunday

Time: June 28th, 2020 10:30am

If you have any questions or concerns or need to speak to someone urgently, please call one of our Churchwardens:

Louise – ‭07733 221611‬ or garnett.5@btinternet.com
Chris – 01423 771991 or chriseyes@hotmail.co.uk

Or our Verger:
Maurice – 01423 770654

St. James’ is a Church of England parish church at the heart of the community in a thriving village between Harrogate and Pateley Bridge, in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We are a friendly worshipping community with a welcoming Sunday Club, a strong musical tradition including a robed choir, and a range of groups and activities. Click on the various links to see what we can offer.

We are part of a joint Benefice comprising the parishes of St. Thomas a Becket, Hampsthwaite with Felliscliffe & St. Thomas the Apostle, Killinghall and St. James, Birstwith.

We hope you find what you are looking for on these pages and we would be delighted to welcome you, whether as a visitor or to join us regularly in worship and fellowship.