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.

Easter and APCM

Thanks to all those who made it such a special Easter. As you can see from the photos below – it was a great time. The Easter Day sermon is available as an Archive Talk, the Good Friday Family trail, and the Hour by the Cross are on the Archive Videos site. Also, if you really want to see the Palm Sunday dance again – that’s on the Archive Video page as well. The APCM accounts and report are available here, or you can watch a film of the meeting here.


Don’t miss the highlights video from this year’s virtual festival – our 10th Anniversary, and get ready for 2021!!

Part Time Children and Family Worker

Applications have now closed for this position, we hope to be able to announce some good news soon.

Janitor job at St James First School


The reference for this vacancy is REC/21/01250.

Latest News..

Our Weds Noon BCP weekly Communion has restarted. This is in church only

Our 8am BCP weekly Communion has restarted. This is in church only

July 18th – A special Climate Change service

July 25th – StJames Day – a special communion service, followed by a picnic in the church hall – please join us!

If you’d like to come to one of our services in person, please let Roger know by the Thursday before. 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, to wear a face mask when moving about, to sit in the distanced pews appointed, and not to sing.

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 in September. Please bear with us.

To find out more about Eco Church – click here

Under “News” you will find out about the churches response group 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.

 We are still one family, the body of Christ, even when we cannot physically meet together.

Rev Simon Woodley

Vicar of  St James Alderholt Updated 13th July 2021