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.

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect us all and here at St James' we wish to be of support and will try to offer practical help to anyone that requires it in this time of crisis and uncertainty. Please do contact us if you need support or help.

Message from our minister:

Hello Everyone, I hope you are all well and have had a good week. Hopefully, no one got caught out in the hailstorms! It is wonderful that we continue to be able to worship back in Church and I hope that more of you will be able to join us in coming weeks. Next Sunday (16th May) we hope to share in Communion for the first time since Sunday 23rd February 2020.

We hope that in coming weeks as the government relax restrictions further, we will be able to re-build the face-to-face fellowship and pastoral care of our Church. We have all been through some very sad and challenging times but God has been with us and we can be sure he has a future and a plan for us as we walk with the risen Jesus through the path ahead.

God Bless Peter.

P.S. I also continue to put my own thoughts on the Blog.

                                                           Morning Services

There are now 3 ways in which you can enjoy our Sunday morning services:

  • By booking a place and attending St James’
  • Via telephone
  • Via Zoom

For the church service, the church opens at 10.00 and the service starts at 10.30am as normal. For those coming to church you will need to book in each week ,bookings can be made by phone, text or email. Please contact Jayne McLaren from 4.oopm on the Sunday afternoon for the following Sunday’s service. Places will be given on a first come first served basis, to join via Zoom please follow the details in the newsletter.

If you wish to sit as part of a family group, please tell us at the time of booking. If you book and then find that you can’t come to a service, please let us know. Please don’t “turn up” at Church if you haven’t booked for that Service as it will be frustrating for you to have to go home. It is essential that you do not come to Church if you are showing symptoms of Covid 19 or have recently come into contact with someone who is suspected of or confirmed to be infected.

In order to minimise the risk of transmission, our Services will be much shorter than normal. If you have a prayer request, please let us know during the previous week. 

Later in the afternoon we have Telephone Worship, which will continue even though services are open in church. These open at 2.20pm for 2.30pm on Sunday. Joining details have previously been sent out via email, please contact a steward for details if you haven't received them. 

Upcoming preachers are:

Sunday May 9th Graham Martin (St James’) & Revd. Paul Wilson (Telephone)

Sunday May 16th Revd. Peter Hughes (St James’) & Revd. Peter Hughes (Telephone) including a seated, distanced Communion.

Anyone wanting to receive the Communion after the service, please contact, either Irene Elliott or Revd. Peter Hughes.

Sunday May 23rd Michaela Doherty (St James’) & Liz Hudson (Telephone)

 Other online service details and document resources are available on the Liverpool South Methodist Circuit website here. Our Children's & Youth Workers have a YouTube channel called 'The Way', each Sunday there are worship sessions with activities, prayers and fun, please share and subscribe:

Picture from the Church Railings The picture for the Sixth Sunday of Easter points us towards Ascension Day when Jesus returned to his Father (celebrated this year on Thursday 13th May). The picture focuses on Jesus sending the disciples out in his name as he prepared to leave them on earth. Soon he would be sending the gift of the Holy Spirit to empower them. The words read: "As the Father has sent me, so I send you, don't question why, don't entertain doubts of whether you are up to the task...accept and believe it's true". We all feel inadequate at times, especially when given a task as challenging as going in the name of Jesus. We can be assured that God does not ask us to do anything that he doesn't also equip us for. May we all be open to the Spirit's power as we step out in faith.

Follow the journey to Bethlehem for Christmas last year with pictures drawn and coloured by adults and young people who are part of St James Church Family by clicking here.


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.


A glimpse of 

the St James'



               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.