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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.

Welcome to St James', whether this is your first time or your one-hundred-and-first, welcome! We are a Christian community that strives to follow Jesus by welcoming people of all backgrounds, nationalities, personal histories, sexual orientations, and gender identities. We worship, pray, and grow together, in both difficult and joyful moments, and on this journey we respect that we can be in different places along the way. In Christ, in this place, with these people, you have found a home.

Message for February 2024

Dear Friends, Lent this year begins on Wednesday 14th February, following very quickly from the end of the Christmas/Epiphany Season on 2nd February. This is a reminder to us that the life and ministry of Jesus were very short - about a 3 year period between his Baptism and Crucifixion. Within this period Jesus achieved amazing things: healing and transforming many lives teaching with authority in a way that cut through the twists and turns of the teachers of the law drawing together a group of followers who would change the world leaving us a celebration meal (Communion) that would forever remind us of the meaning of his death and resurrection.

Within the scope of history our lives are very short - even though several of our congregation are already in their 90's and some will reach that landmark this year! Even the life of our Churches takes place in a short time span within two thousand years of Christian history. Who knows where the Methodist Church and United Reformed Churches will be in 10 years time? 


As we think of all that Jesus achieved within 3 short years we are challenged to make the most of every day, every moment. Charles Wesley shared this thought when he wrote: "I would the precious time redeem, And longer live for this alone: To spend, and to be spent, for them Who have not yet my Saviour known" Lent is a good opportunity to re assess our priorities in the light of Jesus. God Bless, Peter

Forthcoming events:

Saturday 2nd March 10.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. - Christian Aid's Changemakers Conference.

Sunday 24th March  2.00 p.m. - Circuit Youth Workers' Gathering at EHD.

Friday 19th to Sunday 21st April 2024 - MWiB Conference at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick. 

Sunday 9th June & Sunday 20th October 2024 - United Worship at Hope University Chapel

 Morning Services

We open our doors at 10.00a.m worship and the service starts at 10.30a.m. Holy Communion and all-age worship services are held monthly, and separate Junior Church activities are offered during morning service. Up-to-date information about forthcoming services is further down this page.


To join us for telephone worship, please find the new call details in our weekly newsletter. The number costs the same as ordinary UK numbers.

Other online service details and resources are available on the Liverpool South Methodist Circuit website here. Our Children's & Youth Workers have a YouTube channel called 'The Way', please share and subscribe:

Welcome To St. James:

Future Services: 
February 25th: Rev John Lansley, Communion Serviced (St James’), Rev Peter Hughes (phone)

March 3rd: Obeth Thevanesan - All Age Worship (St James'), tbc (phone), 3.00pm Marie Curie service

March 10th: Rev Peter Hughes - All Age Worship , tbc (phone)

March 17th: Rev David Goodwin (St James'), tbc (phone)

March 24th: Rev Peter Hughes - Baptism (St James'), tbc (phone)

March 28th, Maunday Thursday: 7.00pm Rev Peter Hughes - Holy Communion (St James')

March 29th, Good Friday: 11.00am: Dave Bedford (St James')

March 31st: 8.30am tbc, Rev Peter Hughes - Holy Communion (St James'), tbc (phone)

April 7th: Liz Hudson (St James'), tbc (phone)

April 14th: Rev Peter Hughes - All Age Worship (St James'), tbc (phone)

April 21st: Rev Kate Gartside (St James'), tbc (phone)

April 28th: Rev Noel Sharp - Holy Communion (St James'), tbc (phone)

May 5th: Peter Foster (St James'), tbc (phone)

May 12th: Steven Mitchell - All Age Worship (St James'), tbc (phone)

May 19th: Paul Holt (St James'), tbc (phone)

May 26th: Rev Peter Hughes - Holy Communion (St James'), tbc (phone)

Our Facebook Page

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This is the best place to keep up to date on current events and services happening here at St James church, Woolton.

St James Church is registered both for Marriage Services of people of the same sex 

and for Marriage Services of a man and a woman. 

Please contact us if you wish to enquire for dates available for your special day.


St James are now the proud owners of a defibrillator thanks to the fundraising 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 go to their website - www.theoliverkingfoundat​ or find them on Twitter as @TheOKFoundation, there are also booklets in church.

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