Weekly Prayer Evening

This informal Prayer Group meets for an hour, every Thursday at 7.30pm in the Baptistery of St. James’ Church, to pray for the life and witness of our churches and for those in need. All are welcome – just turn up.

The Prayer Tree

This is a telephone network of some 25 local people who have made a commitment to confidential and regular prayer times in support of anyone who has an urgent need for prayer – either for themselves or someone they are concerned about. To request prayer simply call the Prayer Tree Coordinator.

Prayer for the Family

Meets monthly to pray for loved ones we are concerned about. Ring Prayer for the Family Coordinator.

Prayer Ministry

Prayer for healing and wholeness is offered after every 10am service by a Prayer Ministry team, and by the Minister during the 8am and 11am services of Holy Communion.

World Mission Prayer

Come along with lunch to this group praying for world mission on the 2nd Friday each month, 12.30-1.55pm, at 8 Kingsey Avenue. All welcome, soup provided. More details from World Mission coordinator.


St James Choir

if you are interested in joining the choir (from age 7 upwards), please contact Director of Music at St. James’. Ability to read music is not essential.  Choir practice is weekly in church on Thursdays, 6.30pm-7.30pm.

St Thomas à Becket Choir –

if you are interested in joining our adult choir, please contact Director of Music at St. James’. Ability to read music is not essential.  Choir practice is weekly at 5.30pm on Thursdays.

Band –

We welcome musicians to join our Band leading worship at Family Service and Café Church on the 1st and 3rd Sundays. For more details contact the Rector  – or just turn up 45 minutes before the service starts for a rehearsal


Midweek Holy Communion – is held in St. James’ Church every Wednesday at 10am followed by refreshments. This is a quiet, reflective service, without music, and with a short  sermon.

Homegroups –Over twenty groups meet in people’s homes around the Parish, some weekly and some fortnightly, to look at the Bible and see how God can help us to grow in our faith and make the most of our daily lives; to find friendship and support by a regular getting together to pray together for any needs we may have. If you would like to join a homegroup (and you would be most welcome!) please see the leaflets in both churches for more details, or ring Homegroup Coordinator.