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.

Children and Families Worker

We are currently advertising for a part time person to help integrate our children and families into the life of the church and to disciple them. More details here

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!!

Latest News..

Services for the next few Sunday are as follows:

May 9th – Communion – in church and on zoom – Ven Antony Macrow-Wood, Archdeacon of Dorset to preach

May 13th – Ascension – BCP Communion – 12 noon, in church only

May 16th – informal service on zoom only

From Weds 19th May – our Noon BCP weekly Communion will restart. This is in church only

From May 23rd our 8am BCP weekly Communion will restart. This is in church only

May 23rd – Pentecost – 10:30 – outdoor service.

If you’d like to come to one of our services in person, please let Holly know. 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 unless asked to do so.

Friday Coffee Mornings

Virtually of course! 3:00pm, or when you’re ready, click here to ask for the link

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 4th May 2021