St James' Church
Methodist/URC, Woolton, Liverpool, UK

In our heart is a commitment to follow the way of Jesus Christ and to share the love of God with all.

Churches Together - Press statement

As our nation faces the unprecedented challenge of the coronavirus pandemic, Churches Together in England (CTE) is encouraging Christians across our nations to continue uniting in prayer, praying #PrayersOfHope in their homes at 7.00 pm each Sunday evening.

Following the overwhelming response which the National Call to Prayer and Action received on Mothering Sunday, CTE has prepared a candle poster for those who would like to place a permanent symbol in their front windows of Christ’s light shining in the darkness, visit poster has been made available due to our awareness of the potential fire risk posed by lighting live candles, particularly on windowsills. We are keen to avoid adding any pressure to our emergency service personnel, particularly at this difficult time.

‘The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.' John 1:5



Rev'd Jacky Embrey

Moderator, The United Reformed Church, Mersey Synod,

Message from our minister:

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are all surviving "lockdown" and keeping in good health. I know that some of you have contracted the Corona virus and have been

having symptoms ranging from mild through to very unpleasant. As I have heard of these I have prayed for you, and have tried to keep

in touch with you all in different ways. I miss all of you at St James; Sundays aren't the same and the regular conversations at Tuesday coffee are sadly missed too.

This Sunday is Palm Sunday and the start of Holy Week. In the service details listed below are two Services which could be used at home and there are details of the Services on TV, Radio and the Internet (details of streamed Services are also included). 

I also continue to put my own thoughts on the Blog.  There is also an idea for something to put in your window for Palm Sunday on this link. There is a document showing you how to make your own Palm Cross here.

I hope to send out some Worship material for Holy Week and Good Friday. If you are able to print out and (safely) share one of the Services with

someone who is not on email please do so. The advice I have heard is that the virus does not live for long on soft surfaces like paper.

May God bless you and keep you,


The corona virus is going to affect our lives for the next few months. Here at St James' we wish to be of support or offer practical help to anyone that requires it especially in this time of crisis and uncertainty. 

If you know of anyone that needs practical help or assistance at this time please get in touch... Pastoral Visitors and Steward-elders have details of phone numbers and addresses that might be needed.

We are adhering to the current Coronavirus guidelines issued by the UK government, the Methodist and URC Churches and have been advised not to meet for worship services with immediate effect.

                                             Morning Services start at 10.30 a.m.

Sunday 5th of April: Palm Sunday with Rev'd Peter Hughes - Here and here are two different Services for Palm Sunday, which you could use at home as well as or instead of the Services on TV, Radio and the Internet (details of streamed Services are also included) listed on the Methodist Church service sheet link. 

Thursday 9th April: Maundy Thursday service at 7.00 pm with Rev'd Peter Hughes - suspended

Friday 10th April: Good Friday service at 11.00 am with Mr Derek Long - suspended

Sunday 12th of April: Easter Sunday with Rev'd Peter Foster, Communion - suspended

Sunday 19th of April: Second Sunday of Easter with Rev'd Peter Foster, Baptism - suspended

  Sunday 26th of April: Third Sunday of Easter with Rev'd Peter Foster, Communion - suspended

Sunday 3rd of May: Fourth Sunday of Easter with Mr Andrew Lovelady 

and Bread Church team - suspended

Sunday 10th of May: Fifth Sunday of Easter with Mr Andrew Gillespie, All age parade - suspended

Sunday 17th of May: Sixth Sunday of Easter with Mr. Andrew Holroyd - suspended

Sunday 24th of May: Seventh Sunday of Easter with Mr Graham Martin - suspended

Sunday 31st of May: Pentecost with Rev'd Peter Hughes, Communion - suspended

St James are pleased to be officially registered as a Place of Welcome, with our Tuesday Coffee mornings designated as such. Please come along and join us.


St James are now the proud owners of a defibrillator thanks to the fund raising walk by Rob Swindells of the BB with help from Amy and team in the GB.  This machine was purchased from the Oliver King Foundation and is now fitted in the front entrance of the Church Hall. To find out more about the Oliver King Foundation contact:

Or look at one of the booklets placed on the information table in church.

'Jimmy' the horse with over 4500 plants, all hand-planted by one of our members Roy including a purple poppy to remember all of the horses and animals that also gave their lives to service in conflict!


A glimpse of 

the St James'



Please visit our new 'Show in a week' page to read the story and see all the pictures that tell the tale of last years events...

Great Night For Liverpool City

Centre Street Pastors

An evening of song with, Amanda Henderson (Casualty's Nurse Robyn Miller) saw a full house enthralled at Amandas amazing talent for singing songs from many well know shows. 

This was to raise funds for the church refurbishment program and to support Liverpool City Street Pastors. 

The street Pastors are all volunteers and spend their Saturday nights caring for the revellers in the city centre. This concert raise a significant amount that will help them to continue their work.

Huge thank you to Amanda for giving her time for those cause. For those who didn't make it you missed an amazing evening.


               To check out what the Boys Brigade are up to click HERE


Ken, the 3rd of a series of personal testimonies from ordinary everyday people who share in common a Christian Faith. Click here to hear this simple testimony. 

Dan Holmes leading St James with 'Sing Amen".
Explore Dans music on the following link, 

Coffee morning is on Tuesday 0930 -1230. Coffee, Company and Chat, maybe the odd bit of cake........... 

All you need is love at St James', 

an interesting article on the United Reformed Church website, to read the article click HERE.