Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals


Everyone, whether they’re a regular churchgoer or not, can get baptised or have their child christened at St James.

There is no difference between a christening service and a baptism service. Some churches will use the word ‘baptism’ and some the word ‘christening’. A baptism service involves the candidate having water poured or sprinkled on their head and is at the heart of the service.

It’s the start of an amazing journey of faith for you or your child and a special day for all your friends and family.

If you’d like to know more about booking a Baptism, please contact Sue Collett, our Baptism Coordinator at or 07734 772030. You can also check out our FAQs.


Churches are special and unique places to get married in and ours is no different. Marrying in church is personal, meaningful and spiritual. It is a service of celebration as you embark on a new chapter of your life.

Please email for more details about having your wedding at St James.


The Church of England is here for everyone and has been helping people mark the end of a life for generations. Funerals can be held in a church building, churchyard, at a graveside or a crematorium.

Please contact Glyn Hollinshead, our Funeral Coordinator, on 07947 478189 or email to find out more about holding a funeral at St James. Our churchyard regulations can also be found here.