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The Church of England has provided an app, free of charge and is available via the link below  to "Connect with this year's call to Join the Song".

The app features daily Advent reflections (1 - 23 December) and 12 days of Christmas reflections (24 December - 6 January).

Together, each reflection takes you on a journey that will help you take fresh encouragement and hope from Advent and the Christmas story into the year ahead.

Email reflections

Sign up to our Advent and Christmas reflection emails and receive daily messages straight to your inbox to help you connect with this year’s call to ‘Join the Song’.

Please note there are versions for Apple & Android devices available for download on the site. Just follow the instructions.

No green bin collection until March 2024 for St James' Church

· by jonathangilliatt | Nov. 30, 2023, 5:17 p.m.

There will be no green waste collection until March 2024.

Please take your waste home. Do not use the black bin for green waste.


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Christmas Services 2023

· by stefan | Nov. 27, 2023, 1 p.m.

Advent Taize Service 3 Dec

· by stefan | Nov. 27, 2023, 12:18 p.m.

This is going to be amazing smiley

We welcome the Heart and Soul Community Singers led by Ella Speirs this Sunday @ 6.30pm @ St James for our Advent Taize Service.

All are welcome.


Come and join us for an Autumn Concert with Philip Chidell on Wednesday 22nd November at 7.30pm at Christleton Parish Hall

Come and join us for our Christmas Wreath Making event at Christleton Parish Hall on 2nd December 2023 from 10.30am until 3.30pm

Remembrance Sunday

· by stefan | Nov. 11, 2023, 2:44 p.m.

We are looking forward to remembering with the community those fallen in the World Wars on Sunday. Please aim to gather at the war memorial in the centre of the village for 10.45am. The act of remembrance begins promptly at 10.56am, followed by a service in the church to which all are very welcome.  

Please also note the folllowing public notice. Thank you. smiley

The council have reviewed the village face book page and identified that in the past a parade has taken place without a legal road closure.

To our knowledge, the road has never been formally closed.

Unfortunately, the church were not notified of this in time for today’s service and do not have up to a £1000 to close the road.

With this in mind, we will need to do things slightly differently this year.

Therefore, please ensure

as we now gather for our civic, community act of …

Quiz Night

· by stefan | Oct. 21, 2023, 11:32 p.m.

What a wonderful night. Thank you to Pat and the team who organised it and to all you who came together to enjoy the evening. A wonderful bonus, just over £900 was raised. Many of us are already quizzing up for next time! 

Harvest Celebration

· by stefan | Oct. 2, 2023, 3:34 p.m.

Harvest Celebration with Christleton Primary School last Friday.  Amazing singing, thanksgiving, and call to action to care for those in need and for our planet. Thank you. 

Good news - Lesley to be licensed as a Pastoral Worker

· by stefan | Sept. 9, 2023, 8:53 p.m.

We are thrilled to share that Lesley will be licensed as a Pastoral Worker at Chester Cathedral on Saturday 7th October at 3.00pm.

Apparently, tickets are not required and we are free to attend to support Lesley as she takes another step along her vocational journey. Please do hold Lesley, and the other candidates to be licensed, in your prayers as the day approaches, and, if you are able, please do come along to rejoice with the church on this day of celebration.

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