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.

Do not be afraid

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

John 16:33

Our Lent Course

A 5 week course, based on the film – The Greatest Showman. Running at 10:30am and 8pm, every Wednesday from Feb 24th. For a link to join the zoom – click here. If you want to buy a book to read along – its called From Now On, by Rachel Mann, published by DLT

For other Lent Resources see here

Latest News..

In the light of the new govt guidance we hope to be re-opening the church for Easter, but for the moment all our services are online only. 10:30am every Sunday – please contact us for a zoom link

Friday Coffee Mornings

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


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 22nd Feb 2021