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.

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 of the National Call to Prayer and Action, CTE has prepared a candle poster for those who would like to place a permanent symbol in their windows, visit poster has been made available to avoid potential fire risk posed by live candles.

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

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... 

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. In the service details listed below are 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

May God bless you and keep you,


         We are adhering to the guidelines issued by the UK government, the Methodist and URC Churches and are not meeting for worship services.
                                                                                     A letter explaining this decision is here.

                                             Morning Services start at 10.30 a.m.

The online service liturgy for this week is available here. The Vine service at home sheet is here

The weekly Circuit worship notices are here, we have a good choice of online services:

Our Methodist Circuit:  (Please note: only available from Sunday) - Led by Andy Gillespie.

You can dial in and listen to the service by calling 0151 317 9192 [Call charges apply]or watch by clicking:

Please 'Like' or 'Comment' on the service YouTube video if you have any feedback or comments. 

Click 'Subscribe' to make finding the services each week easier.

Wesley’s Chapel, Sundays 11am:

Methodist Central Hall, Sundays 11am:

Swan Bank Methodist Church:

And from 3pm the MHA Memorial Service at: details of what the service is are here.

"Dial in" Worship - "Dial in" Act of Worship is at 2.30pm this week for anyone who wishes to ring in on a land line and join in, all you need is a normal "land line" phone. An "after service" Zoom Chat will run from 11.15am to 12 noon, please contact Graham for details for both events. 

A letter outlining Circuit worship until the end of July is included here.

Online worship and resources for all ages can now be accessed from the home page of the Circuit's website:

There is a pdf containing details of the Methodist Church's Dial-a-Prayer service that can be printed and shared (if safe to do so) here.  

There is also a copy of 'A Simple Prayer Guide', which contains links to additional resources via YouTube here.

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.

For those who walk past and for those who may not be able to walk past at the moment, here are some of our prayers on the railings around our church buildings. They highlight objects in the grounds, and encourage passers-by to offer their own prayers, or use the thoughtful words Rev'd Peter has provided. We will post a prayer a day.


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.