News & Events

Pilgrims Course:

The Pilgrims Course, which started in St Nicholas last Thursday(14th September) at 1.30pm and was repeated at St James at 7.30pm, will continue for a further 5 weeks. If you are interested in joining with us as we look at the Lords Prayer in more detail, please speak with Robert.

Harvest Tea:

Will be held on Saturday 30th September at 4.30pm in the Community Centre. There will be Pie, Peas and Pudding with Dancing and something for all. Sign up sheet in church.


Note this will be a week early on October 22nd at 6.15pm at the URC Church, to commemorate the Reformation (our own evening service that night is therefore cancelled)


The Holy Land Pilgrimage Blog has now been moved to a permanent new page under the 'Faith' tab on this website.

The pack of Annual Reports for 2016 of the Church is available here (this is a 9.5 Mb PDF file)-




The opening times of the Parish Office have now changed-

Michele is now in on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8.20 am to 3.30pm.


Our Old Website

Please note that our old website- has now been closed down. Please ensure that you are bookmarked to this current site to continue to connect to the Parish.


The All New St James' Church Family Service

In future this will be on the 3rd Sunday of each month

Volunteers needed for St Nicholas' Cafe:

The volunteers we have at the moment do a wonderful job covering their own slots and spare sessions in the cafe,  but we need more people. At the moment we are on occasion having to close early in an afternoon due to lack of staff. If you can spare a morning or afternoon to help in the cafe at St Nicholas', please speak with Michele (in the Parish Office) or Tracey Jackson (on 696932). Thanks.


Note from Alison Riley about Network Youth Church:
Network Youth Church exists to encourage those aged 11-18 to explore and go deeper in faith.  As the leader for Calder Deanery, I am employed 2.5 days per week to help facilitate this.
There are a number of youth groups connected with Church across the area - if you would like me to promote yours in the next newsletter, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us in any way - through prayer, finance, or by volunteering. On a personal note, I will finish (God willing) my ordination training this summer and be ordained Deacon in the role of self-supporting Curate to St James' Church Whitehaven on Sunday 2nd July 2017. 

I will be continuing with my role as Network Youth Church Leader, albeit as an ordained minister.
I hope you enjoy this newsletter - my aim is to produce one every three months - the next one will be in July 2017