Welcome to St James – a small church with a big heart

We are trying to get closer to God, to live better lives, to make a difference in the world, and be more truly the people God meant us to be. We are inclusive, and open to questioning and challenges.


Don’t miss the highlights video from this year’s virtual Recreate festival – our 10th Anniversary, and get ready for 2022d!!

Part Time Children and Family Worker

We are delighted to announce that Zoe Martin has been appointed to this role and will start in September!

Latest News..

Every Sun 8am and Weds 12 noon we have a BCP communion service. This is in church only. No need to book.

Aug 1st – Messy Church

Aug 7th – 10 – 12 – Coffee Morning plus “crocs and pots” and a choir! Please come along!

Aug 8th – 10:30 Communion Service

If you’d like a link to join us on zoom, then please request a link here.

In church you will be required to let us have your details for track and trace (or use the QR code), to sanitise your hands on the way in and after communion, and to wear a face mask when moving about.

Friday Coffee Mornings

Now we are able to meet in person, we will no longer be having these

Forest Edge Cafe

We are planning to re-open the fabulous Forest Edge on September 6th. We are so excited to be welcoming you back!

To find out more about Eco Church – click here

Under “News” you will find our weekly notice sheet, and also how the Churches of Alderholt responded to Coronavirus – if you need help, or can offer it, please get in touch. Also prayers and other resources

Browse under “News” to archive video talks or downloadable files to read of past sermons and talks. Also see the music from our organist.

If you’re interested in seeing what some of us have been up to then look under “Activites” for pictures of our window festival and flower festival. Try Recreate for videos of the Roaming Nativity.

If you want to be inspired, or your just curious, watch the films about the building of the church hall, 30 years ago in “St James Church Hall”

Last year’s Act of Remembrance is also available to watch.

Rev Simon Woodley

Vicar of  St James Alderholt Updated 28th July 2021