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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 May 2024

Hello Everyone and welcome to a new month, May is my favourite month of the year, with everything coming to life, the longer days and warmer weather. This month Ascension Day, Pentecost and Trinity Sunday all fall within the month of May. As I mentioned last month, the period between Ascension Day (Thursday 9th) and Pentecost Sunday (Sunday 19th) has become known as the season of "Thy Kingdom Come".

At the time of Jesus's ascension into heaven, when he returned to his Father, the disciples asked him questions about the Kingdom of God and when it would come. Jesus replied that discussion of times and dates was not important. What the disciples needed to get ready for was the coming of the Holy Spirit. On the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit came and the disciples were empowered to share the good news of Jesus. This resulted in many people coming to faith in Jesus as the Kingdom of God grew and spread around the world.


Today we pray that people will discover Jesus and enter the Kingdom of God. The challenge is for us to pray for our friends and neighbours to experience that love of Jesus in their hearts and lives. Just as nature springs to life around us during May, so may God the Holy Trinity - Father, Son and Holy Spirit be seen in our lives and our world today.


God Bless, Peter

Forthcoming events:

Gathering for Worship & Praise at Strawberry Field - Sunday 12th May 5.15pm onwards

12th to 18th May 2024 - Christian Aid week

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:

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

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

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

June 2nd - Catherine McFie  (St James'), tbc (phone)

June 9th - Unified Service at Hope, no service at St James', tbc (phone)

June 16th - Patrick Evans (St James'), tbc (phone)

June 23rd - Rev Peter Hughes - Holy Communion (St James'), tbc (phone)

June 30th - Rev Peter Hughes (St James'), tbc (phone)

July 7th - Liz Hudson (St James'), tbc (phone)

July 14th - Rev Peter Hughes - All Age Worship, Holy Communion (St James'), tbc (phone)

July 21st - tbc (St James'), tbc (phone)

July 28th - Obeth Thevanesan (St James'), tbc (phone)

August 4th - Andrew Gillespie (St James'), tbc (phone)

August 11th - Rev Peter Hughes - All Age Worship, (St James'), tbc (phone)

August 18th - Steve Elliot (St James'), tbc (phone)

August 25th - Rev Peter Hughes - Holy Communion (St James'), tbc (phone)

Our Facebook Page

Please follow us and like the page to see all the latest updates on our Facebook page! 


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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