The Pastoral committee reflects the ethos of our church ie to be ‘a Christ-centred church caring for the community’. Our particular role in this is to offer care and support to those who are in need both within the church congregation and in the Parish. This is usually done in practical ways by arranging visits, taking home communion and praying if requested. We also work to create a welcoming atmosphere to anyone who enters the church building. If you feel we can help you in any way, please contact our church office ( or 0117 9561016). Our Administrator will then ask an appropriate person to get in touch with you.

Current Prayer List

Updated 19th Feb 2018

We continue to pray for all those known to us who are unwell at this time, perhaps it may be a family member, a friend or a member of our family here at St James.

John & Barbara Alvis, Terry Bailey, Doreen Bowell, Karen, Pauline, John & Barbara Field, Margaret Hares, Tony Hammond, Martin Leigh (Shirley Vaughan’s nephew) & Ben Norley

God is only a prayer away, and we can reach Him every day, if we but lift our hands in prayer, and place ourselves in His loving care. Helen Steiner Rice

Monthly Prayer Cycle

Click here to download our monthly prayer cycle – to help guide your prayers for the parish and surrounding area over the month (PDF format)