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The Focus Prayer Group will be meeting on Monday 10th December from 8-9pm at the front of Church. Please come and join us as we pray for our Church life together.
You are invited to join us forCarols by Candlelightat St James Church Centre at 6:30pm on Sunday 16th December.
For details of Christmas services at St James Church Centre, Woodley please click hereIf you are away from Woodley over Christmas it’s easy to find details of Christmas services elsewhere in England at this Church of England site.
Small Groups – Idea for Advent You can find an idea for a Advent Small Groups activity at the end of the Small Groups page.
A selection of photos taken by our Walking Groups on their fortnightly ventures into the local countryside can now be viewed here. Some of these are recently taken, others go way back. How many of the walkers can you name?
Our Eco Church webpage has been updated again. As St James works to reach Bronze Award status as an Eco Church see how we’re doing and what you might do to help us, and become more Eco aware and involved yourself. Click here for our latest suggestions.
St James Church Centre now has a Defibrillator available 24×7 mounted on the wall nearest the car park.  If you need it in an emergency call 999 to obtain the access code. Located at Kingfisher Drive RG5 3LH. Click for more details.
We now record the sermons from many of our 1030 Morning Worship services. You can listen online or download for offline listening later, or catch up on any you may have missed. See ‘Sermons’ on the top menu or click here.
Do you shop online? If so St James Church Centre could benefit from small donations by the retailer every time you shop, by you signing up to the easyfundraising scheme. It costs you nothing. For details please click here.

On Sundays, we have 2 services each week 9 am and 10.30 am. Then on the second Sunday of the month at 4 pm, we have Messy Church.  During the week we also run a Holy Communion service which is on the second Wednesday of the month at 10 am. We look forward to welcoming you at one of these services and getting to know you. Looking for our news sheets? You can find them here. 

St James 2020 Vision is to be a growing people of all ages that: 1. Are rooted in prayer and growing in our faith in Jesus Christ 2. Are growing as confident disciples, and are willing and able to make disciples of others 3. Are committed to nurturing and investing in children and young people 4. Are growing in our understanding of and open to being empowered by the Holy Spirit to build up the church of God 5. Reach out into our community to be and to share the good news of Jesus Christ both inside and beyond the church walls, and across Woodley in partnership with others 6. Are listening, generous, and committed to quality in all that we do.