Here you will find a selection of over 100 recorded sermons from our 10:30 Morning Worship services on Sundays in MP3 format.  You can listen here or download for offline listening later. Some have accompanying notes.


Please note these are for personal use only, not for broadcasting or uploading elsewhere (eg YouTube or similar), except with our prior permission. Thank you.



September 6, 2020

God in the Everywhere

August 30, 2020

Tradition vs Faith

August 16, 2020

Jesus Walks On Water

August 9, 2020

Feeding 5000

August 2, 2020

The sermon was not recorded but can be read below. "Paul in Ephesus"  

Pentecost Sermon. Stop, Look and Listen: Where is God really calling you? You can find the 10 minute prayer reflection from Pray As You Go by clicking here. Use it…
Controversy at Antioch: What should the Gentiles do?

Setting Off, & on Cyprus.

Today was our first 'Worship at Home' service at St James, as we respond to the Coronavirus pandemic. The sermon was not recorded but can be read below. 'Let There…
Written by Laurence, delivered by Andy Galpin.

A two minute video clip was shown at 15:45mins from start. It can be found here at 13:00-15:00mins from start.
Today's service was a 'Service for Reunion & Return' when, as part of St James's 50th Anniversary celebrations, we welcomed back those who had known and been part of those…
Today is 'Pulpit Swap Day' and we welcomed Revd. Sean Riordan from Emmanuel Church, Woodley.

The Visit of the Magi

December 25, 2019

Midnight Communion Service 24th December 2019
This talk was given at the 'Carols by Candlelight' service.

At today's 10:30 service families from both our Messy Church and the 10:30 congregation came together for a 'Messy Christmas Celebration' with Linda and Laurence. A video clip was shown…
This weekend St James Woodley celebrated its 50th anniversary with an evening of celebration the previous evening and todays service. At both we welcomed back past members of the church…

Remembrance Service 2019

November 10, 2019

Recorded from backup device. End missing.

Today was our Harvest Service and we welcomed Philip Nalpanis from A Rocha UK, the organisation with whom St James is working on the Eco Church initiative. Philip first gave…

Freedom and Healing

August 25, 2019

Baptism of Jesus

August 18, 2019

Life and Death in Christ.

Who is the Holy Sprit, and what impact does He have on my life today?
Everything you always wanted to know about Prayer (but were afraid to ask). Prior to todays service the congregation had asked their questions on prayer, and a panel of our…
Theology of Prayer - What Happens When I Pray? - Part2
This All Age service included the Baptisms of Brooklyn, Alexander, and Nathanael.
The Mindfulness of Prayer - What Happens When I Pray? - Part1 Pause, Rejoice, Ask, Yield

How do I Pray?

May 5, 2019
Practicalities of Prayer - How do I Pray? 1. Refers to 'How to Pray: A Simple Guide for Normal People' by Pete Greig. ISBN-13  9781529374926 Available from Wordery, or Eden,…

Hope Restored

April 28, 2019

The Resurrection

April 21, 2019
Easter Sunday 2019 service.

The Death of Jesus

April 19, 2019
Good Friday 2019 service. Linda, our Children and Families Worker, begins by telling us about taking the Easter story into primary schools in her work with RE Inspired.

Mothering Sunday

March 31, 2019

With Baptisms.

The Transfiguration

March 3, 2019

A video was shown at 8mins from start.

Microphone connection problem at 12mins from start.
Today is 'Pulpit Swap Day' and we welcomed Sam and Yvonne Milligan from our local Mission Partner JAC (Just Around the Corner) and Eden Church. Before Sam preached Yvonne updated…
Reduced sound quality,  from an alternative recording source. Thanks to Ken T.

Christmas Day Family Celebration
Midnight Communion Service

Rejoicing in God

December 23, 2018
Start missed.

Christ is King

November 25, 2018

The Power of Peace

November 11, 2018
Remembrance Service. 2018                

On the evening of 26th September 2018 the Institution and Induction of our new vicar Laurence Smith to the Parish of Southlake St James took place, during which the Rt.…

Who’s Who?

September 16, 2018

Faith and healing

September 9, 2018

Clean and unclean

September 2, 2018


August 19, 2018


July 29, 2018

We welcome Revd. Robin Trew to our services today.
Today we welcomed Jon and Elise Fletcher and family, our Mission partners working with Urban Neighbours of Hope in the Klong Toey slum in Bangkok. Click here to view…

Today we welcome Peter Munday, from Woodley Pilot Light Trust.
Today we welcome Sam Milligan, our Mission partner from JAC. Note 45 second pause at 14:55 from start.
Bible Text: Acts 18: 1-18 | Preacher: Peter Clarke | Series: Paul and Corinth

Children of God

May 27, 2018
Bible Text: Romans 8:12-17 | Preacher: Alison Mullens | Series: None Assisted by Linda.  
Bible Text: John 15:26-27, John 16:4b-15 | Preacher: Jeremy Galpin | Series: None

Thy Kingdom Come

May 13, 2018
Bible Text: 1 John 5:9-13, John 17:6-19 | Preacher: Jeremy Galpin | Series: None
Bible Text: John 15:9-17 | Preacher: Revd. Mark Laynesmith | Series: None Today we welcome Revd. Mark Laynesmith , Anglican Chaplain at the University of Reading.
Bible Text: John 15:1-8 | Preacher: Revd. David Flagg | Series: None Today we welcome Revd. David Flagg, formerly Curate in Charge at St James from 1980-1986. Based in Edenbridge, Kent he is now a Spiritual Director and is involved in the teaching of Ordinands. Today's service included the Baptism of Logan.


April 22, 2018
Bible Text: Exodus 18:17-26, Acts 6:1-4 | Preacher: David Fulford | Series: None
Bible Text: Luke 24:13-36 | Preacher: Peter Clarke | Series: None Start missed.

God’s Grace

April 8, 2018
Bible Text: Ephesians 2:1-10, John 20:19-31 | Preacher: Ben Ray | Series: None Today we welcomed Ben and Katy Ray from CMS, who updated us on their work at Neema Crafts in Tanzania.  

Easter Day 2018

April 1, 2018
Bible Text: 1 Peter 1:3-9, Luke 24:33-39 | Preacher: Revd. Simon Baynes | Series: None Today we welcome Revd. Simon Baynes, from Thame.
Bible Text: Psalm 119:1-11, John 10:9-10 | Preacher: Dan Penny | Series: Alpha

Does God heal today?

March 11, 2018
Bible Text: 2 Kings 5:8-15, John 5:1-9 | Preacher: David Fulford | Series: Alpha
Bible Text: Acts 11:1-18, John 14:1-6 | Preacher: Peter Clarke | Series: Alpha

The widow in the temple

February 25, 2018
Bible Text: Luke 21:1-4 | Preacher: Alison Mullens | Series: None

Prayer and Bible Reading

February 18, 2018
Bible Text: Ezekiel 12:21-28, John 5:31-40, John 20:30-31 | Preacher: David Fulford | Series: Alpha Start missed.

Why and how should I tell

February 11, 2018
Bible Text: Matthew 5: 13-16, Acts 19: 1-7 | Preacher: Nathan Galpin | Series: Alpha

The Holy Spirit

February 4, 2018
Bible Text: Ezekiel 47: 1-12, John 16: 7-15 | Preacher: Ven. Kevin Roberts | Series: Alpha Today we welcome Archdeacon Kevin Roberts, formerly Curate in Charge at St James from 1986-1991, and now Director of the Christian charity ReSource based in Wells, Somerset.  
Today is 'Pulpit Swap Day' and we welcomed Revd. Sean Riordan from Emmanuel Church, Woodley. This service also included the Baptism of Darcey.
Includes today's Bible Readings from 22:02 to 25:20 mins, after which the talk resumes.

Mary – Welcoming

December 24, 2017

This was from our Remembrance Day service.

The light shines…

October 22, 2017
'The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has never put it out'
This was Revd. Jane Lewis' final service at St James before continuing her Ministry at St Luke with St Bartholomew, Reading.
Today we welcome the Rt. Revd. Andrew Proud, Bishop of Reading to our Service of Confirmation and Holy Communion. There were nine candidates who were confirmed, of whom three gave…

This podcast is a short collection of reflections and testimonies which have resulted from events since Jeremy's sermon of 03/09/17  titled   'A lifestyle of invitation'.

A lifestyle of Invitation

September 3, 2017
Slides accompanying todays sermon can be viewed here.  


August 13, 2017
Note: Reduced sound quality to 10m50s, then normal quality. Thanks to Ken T.


August 6, 2017

Recording problem so alternative sound source was used. Thanks to Ken T. Warning: Sudden loud noises.

Jesus died for us

July 16, 2017

Sound quality below normal, was recorded from alternative source. Thanks to Ken T.

Pray, Send, Go

June 25, 2017
Today was the final service taken at St James by Revd. Nick Jackson, before his retirement. To hear the full service please visit this page.

Father’s Day

June 18, 2017
Father's Day Service.
Start missed from recording but was re-recorded later and inserted. Hence volume up to 1min55secs is a bit higher than the rest.

A Chosen People

May 21, 2017

From our Easter Sunday Family Communion service.


April 9, 2017


March 19, 2017

Our service today was also our annual 'Celebration Service', incorporating testimonies from both youth and adult members of the Church. Timings (mm:ss): 00:00-04:19 Youth testimonies 04:19-33:00 Adult testimonies 33:00-49:30 Talk…

Working together for God

February 26, 2017
Today we were joined by our Guides and Brownies to celebrate 'Thinking Day'. A short drama entitled "Naaman" preceded todays talk.

Who encourages you?

January 29, 2017
Sound quality below normal, was recorded from alternative source. Thanks to Ken T.

Love One Another

January 22, 2017
For today's sermon we welcome Revd. Andy Baker from Woodley Baptist Church, as part of Woodley Churches Together pulpit swop.

Sound quality below normal, was recorded from alternative source. Thanks to Ken T.

A New Year, a new you.

January 1, 2017

From 10:00hrs Christmas Day Family Service. Nick Jackson makes porridge for breakfast.........

Love – God’s presents

December 18, 2016
Recorded at "Carols by Candlelight" service. Sound quality below normal, was recorded from alternative source. Thanks to Ken T.

Jesus Christ is Lord

November 20, 2016

Start missed.


October 23, 2016

Who is my neighbour?

October 16, 2016
At our service today we welcomed James Waddell and Clare Hartley representing Compassion UK. James told us about the work of their organisation, including the sponsorship of children much less…


September 18, 2016
At our Harvest Service guest speaker Chris Turner speaks about the work of Tearfund.

The Wedding Feast

September 4, 2016

The Rich Fool

August 28, 2016


July 10, 2016

Nick Jackson

Palm Sunday service