Sung Mass on Sunday Mornings
LOCKDOWN: during the Lockdown the main Sunday service for the two villages is livestreamed from The Vicarage at 10.30am, full details on our Corona Resources page.
Our main act of worship on a Sunday morning is at 11.00am and is a Sung Mass. Worship at St James the Great uses contemporary language in a traditional setting. Our congregation includes a good balance of people of all ages including families with young children. The church has a striking central altar platform which allows the congregation to gather around the altar to be fed in the words of Scripture and with the body and blood of Christ as we make our communion. Those who have not yet been prepared for baptism and confirmation are encouraged to come forward to receive a blessing during the distribution of Communion.
There is a well equipped children’s corner in the church for toddlers and babies, equally parents are welcome to keep thier children in the pews.
Sunday School children (age 3 and over) leave the worship for their lesson during the opening hymn and return before Communion – sharing what they have learnt with the congregation before the final blessing.
There is a friendly and welcoming atmospere at St James and tea and coffee is shared after the service.