This historic church dates  from the 12th century and has been the local parish church since that time. We have a regular pattern of worship with both traditional and contemporary services. We aim to share the good news of Jesus in word and sacrament in this beautiful place. Many visitors remark on the warmth of welcome they receive here.

With this historic church there is always more repair work needed. The church also needs funds for its ongoing work. If you wish to help by making a regular donation a form using the Parish Giving Scheme is here, please see the Terms and Conditions here.

You can also join the Parish Giving Scheme by telephoning the number 0333 002 1271. You will need the church name: ‘St James the Less’ and the PGS code: 2706 27655. You will also need your bank account details.

If you would prefer to make a one off donation a suitable gift aid form is available here.

If you would prefer to make a one off donation a suitable gift aid form is available here.

As the church is such an interesting building - it has been listed in some guide books and occasionally used for filming - we welcome visitors to look round. In 2019 the church will be open in the afternoons of the Sundays and Mondays of the two May bank holidays and also for the last week in July and the whole of August. The tower is open occasionally. No children under 8 years old may visit the tower and it is advised that visitors to the tower should be reasonably fit.  

If you wish to visit please contact the vicar to arrange a time - or come to a service.

For a full calendar of the activities in the benefice in the current and following months,

please see here

People may know that a new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect in May 2018. We have always been concerned to respect the privacy of all those with whom we come in contact but we have now updated our Privacy Notice in  line with the new regulation.

Interior of the church


This parish is committed to safeguarding. The safeguarding policy can be seen here

If you are concerned about someone seek advice from our Parish Safeguarding Officer

La Stacey

or visit

Sunday services are now taking place at 9.30 am and are being live streamed on alternate weeks. Please see the service page for details.

The churches will also be open for private prayer  between 2 pm and 4 pm on  Wednesdays

Please check on this web site before making a special journey.

For more support and on line service information see our help page