Cast your cares upon God for He cares for you. 1 Peter 5
St James’ is the church at the “heart” of the High Street. It was built in 1836, to be the main centre of worship - located prominently in the centre of the town - in recognition that All Saints’ Church was a long walk especially on a cold winter Sunday.
Galleries were added in 1866 and a chancel and vestries in 1958. Since 2014 the whole of the interior has been re-ordered with a new kitchen, parish office, accessible toilets and level access.
St James’ is now a multi-purpose building fit for the 21st century, used not just for worship, but for CLCGB weekly meetings, Saturday coffee, monthly breakfasts, concerts, church bazaars, harvest suppers and quiz nights. It is used by several secular organisations - for instance: choirs, dance groups, elderly persons teas and a bereavement group.
We aim to be a warm, welcoming and accepting Christian community, seeking to share the love of God through worship, witness and service to our community and the wider world.
As well as having regular services, our church of St. James’ is open for private prayer and quiet reflection every weekday.