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Events and Fundraising

1811 - 2021: Over 200 years of witness and service

You are invited to join us in any of our events, to see our wonderful Church, and join our services - "Come and see!"

CAN YOU HELP? - There are also always places in the Sunday morning service (and on the afternoon telephone worship) for readers. 

Plus we need help with the ongoing maintenance of our church and hall grounds - none of the jobs are arduous - can you think about giving  your time? 

Announcements and upcoming events for your Diary

Coffee mornings are now on a Thursday (not a Tuesday as previously). Tea, coffee, biscuits and toasted snacks will be available from 09.30 to 11.30 a.m.

Tea and Coffee, Meet and Greet: We are pleased to offer this opportunity to chat together over a cuppa following worship on the Sunday mornings following a Holy Communion Service and following an All-Age Worship service. This means there will be usually 2 Sundays in each month when we can meet and catch up on news, renew friendships and welcome visitors. The weekly news sheet will remind us of these dates.

Warm Spaces in Autumn and Winter: The energy price crisis is causing many to worry about the cost of heating their homes so we are considering opening our buildings for 1 session a week (possibly Tuesday afternoons from 2.00 – 4.00pm) so that people can enjoy a warm place and a warm drink. This will be in addition to the Thursday Coffee Morning. We would need a small team who would be willing to open up, welcome people and serve drinks. If you can help, please contact Revd. Peter Hughes.

Roy Barker & Friends Christmas Sing-along is on Saturday 3rd December at 7.00 pm (doors open at 6.30pm). Come and join us for some Christmas fun and lots of singing. Wear your Christmas hats and sweaters and bring your voices. Proceeds will be split between the Development Fund and The Alder Centre at Alder Hey Hospital. Get your tickets now from Roy and Lynne Barker, prices are £6 for adults and £1 for children.

Saturday 10th December: 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon Coffee morning and Carol singing in the centre of the village with the other churches at the Farmers Market, then back to church for refreshments at the Coffee Morning.

Sunday 11th December: Christmas Gift Service @ 10.30 am, the charities we support have asked if we would replace gifts of toys with Monetary donations to turn into gift vouchers for families to buy the most appropriate treats for their children OR Christmas food treats that can be put into gift hampers for each family OR toiletries for teenagers and adults. Christmas food treats will be distributed amongst the families across the city being supported by the Whitechapel Centre. We hope that gifts can be received by the Gift Service, to ensure they can be distributed in time.  If you cannot be in church that day, then you can bring toiletries and Christmas Food items to church any Sunday OR drop food items in the porch at Roy and Lynne’s OR contact Wendy or Liz to have them picked up. Financial gifts can be either in the gift boxes at church OR by making a donation through the bank (reference ‘Gift Service’) OR direct to our Treasurer, via the Church Hall letter box. Anything you are able to share will be greatly appreciated as our charities have expressed deep concern at the levels of hardship and anxiety present this year. Then at 4.00 p.m. is our Carol Service by Candlelight, led by Revd Peter Hughes, followed by tea, coffee, and mince pies.

Tuesday 20th December: Carol singing at the Village supermarkets and Marie Curie from 4 pm

Monetary Offerings: Your monetary donations are vital to the running and future of St. James Church, please contact Margaret Dee if you would like to change your giving to a Standing Order or join the Weekly Envelope scheme (out now). Also, if you are a UK taxpayer, please consider Gift Aid.

Recycling: We no longer recycle batteries, ink cartridges or spectacles as the supermarkets have battery and ink cartridge collection points and spectacles can be taken to an optician.

Church Flowers: If you would like to donate money for flowers, please speak to Jonquil Dickson who can arrange the donation, we have many dates available. We then deliver flowers to people afterwards, If you know someone who you feel would be blessed by receiving flowers, please speak to a steward. We are also looking for volunteers to deliver flowers out to people.

St James Woolton Liverpool concert
St James Woolton Liverpool evening event
St James Woolton Liverpool choir concert
St James Woolton Liverpool Easter cross inside


Our Winter Fayre on Saturday 19th November raised an amazing £1327.00. Many thanks to those who helped and to all of you who visited on the day. 

The Saturday Coffee Morning on the 12th of November raised £102.00. 

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our harvest collections, we collected the following: All We Can envelopes - £132.20, St James collection - £303.30. All the foods will be distributed between our local food bank, the Whitechapel Centre and the refuge/support centres.

The amount collected from last week’s benevolent collection for Oakleaf was £179.50.

What a fantastic effort. A huge thank you to all of you who donated. 

The Coffee/Brunch morning raised £630, this will be shared between The Ukraine Appeal Fund and our church maintenance funds.

Jane Laverty and members of the Early Intervention team walked 30 miles from Woolton to Southport to raise funds for UNICEF. Thank you to all who supported and donated, they raised a total of £2,000 plus gift aid.

The collection for World Refugee Day was £206.92 plus gift aid, thanks to all.

Thank you to all those who supported Christian Aid week, to everyone who took part, donated, offered prayers and joined us for 'Star for a Night'.  We raised £ 300 from the envelopes in Church, £125 on the e-envelope and £682 at the event.

The Benevolent Fund collection for Bradbury Fields amounted to £207.05. A huge thank you to all those who donated to this extremely worthy cause.

Pam Alexander completed 310,000 for the fundraising challenge for The Samaritans. Pam walked approx. 132 miles and raised £460 in total. Many thanks, for your support!

The Benevolent Fund collection for the Afghanistan Emergency Appeal totalled £270.

A big thank you to everyone who donated and supported Christian Aid week. The grand total is a fantastic £1,125. Once again thank you for your generosity!

Thank you to everyone who donated gifts for the charities. Your donations have helped towards making Christmas a happier time. We also donated items from the Fayre to a YMCA centre and they said, ‘Your generosity will make a difference.'  

Thank you also to all those who drop the pennies and small change in our small change bucket. This bucket has been with us since 1992, we are very grateful for your donations so please keep your pennies dropping.

Thank you to all those who have helped with the cost of materials to renovate JIMMY the horse in the church garden. If you would like to make a donation for JIMMY, please speak with Roy or Lynne Barker. Don’t forget, you are welcome to use the garden.

Dan Holmes leading St James with 'Sing Amen".

Explore Dan's music on the following link,