Welcome to St. James’


COVID-19 UPDATE (29th July 2020)

The PCC has taken the decision to open the church for worship services again from Sunday 2nd August. These weekly services will follow our usual timing pattern of:

  • 1st & 2nd Sunday of the month – 9.30am
  • 3rd & 4th* (and 5th in August) Sunday of the month – 11am

*please note this isn’t a Joint Benefice service due to restrictions on capacity.

All advice regarding Covid precautions have been taken by our church. The Diocese strongly advises that face coverings should be worn by all those attending a place of worship, including ministers and worshippers, remembering that they are mainly intended to protect other people, not the wearer, from Covid and that they are not a replacement for physical distancing and regular hand washing/sanitising. A full risk assessment has been undertaken and is available to see on the internal notice board. Please note that strict social distancing will apply and communion will be offered in one kind only.

We remain very grateful to Rev. Ian Johnston and his wife Jacqueline who have been taking weekly services for our Benefice on Sundays via Zoom. They have very kindly offered to continue weekly online Eucharist services into August to accommodate those within our Benefice who cannot attend in person on Sundays. From August these will take place on Wednesdays at 11am. They are accessible via the link below 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. We look forward to seeing you there!

Benefice Eucharist

Sunday 26th July 2020 at 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.