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St James' New churchyard guide and prayer walk

· by jonathangilliatt | April 18, 2024, 9:33 a.m.


Beautiful St James' Church grounds

It’s here! Our new churchyard guide and prayer walk. Enjoy the serenity of our churchyard and take time to ponder as you walk through our ancient grounds.

You can collect your free guide from the back of the church which is open daily.
Donations welcome.

St James' Christleton Churchyard working party dates 2024

· by jonathangilliatt | April 12, 2024, 9:28 p.m.

Churchyard working party dates 2024

Meet at St James' Church, Christleton at 10.30am. Tea, coffee, biscuits will be available. If possible bring your own gloves, tools etc. If wet or very cold we will work in Church. Any queries call Mike on 07787 421 357.

Holy Week 2024 Services

· by jonathangilliatt | Feb. 18, 2024, 1:53 p.m.

Holy Week Services for  2024

Please remove any Christmas ornaments (and other non-compliant artefacts) placed on graves no later than the 2 Feb. This is to ensure we are compliant with the churchyard regulations as posted on the noticeboards and found here (specifically sections 14 & 15 subsection 5).

Any non-compliant artefacts still on graves post 2 Feb will be removed and disposed of.

Thank you in advance.


Thank-you so much to everyone who turned up for the Carols around the Tree. It trully was magnifiicent to see so many of you there! We would also like to say a very big thank-you to those of you who came from greater distances.

Most of all though, we really do need to thank everyone who gave so generously to Christian Aid for their Middle East (Gaza) collection for which we raised an astonishing £548.91.

With over 20,000 deaths so far in Gaza, many thousands of which were women & children, your donations are more critical than ever, now that winter is upon us. There are over a million displaced & vulnernable victims of this brutal conflict who face starvation, infectious disease, and environmental catastrophe. Please follow this link if you would like to find out more or to help continue funding this incredible work:

Once again thank you …


· by stefan | Dec. 11, 2023, 10:36 a.m.

Perhaps we have read the news about staggering numbers of children going without meals during the week and without presents at Christmas. We long for change, the coming of God's kingdom, and as part of that change we collected a large number of toys for the KidsBank to start Advent. A huge thank you to the community of St James or their generosity, and to Mike and Janet for delivering them.

Please to spread the word, and connect with and support the KidsBank.




Rule of St Benedict

· by stefan | Dec. 9, 2023, 9:59 p.m.

I'm going to reflect on chapter 4 of the Rule of St Benedict this week to help get ready for Jesus this Advent after John the Baptist's ministry in Mark 1.2-8

The image I have is of looking up to the hill where our Father is standing. His loving gaze sees me, his arms move wide open, and he starts running towards me to take me to the feast he has prepared. It will be a moment of joy, a moment of healing to be received. It will be as necessary as the Oxygen I breath. Thanks be to God. 

Come and see says Jesus.



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