Christmas 2021


St James the Great

Church Lane, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 6DS

serving the communities of

Hebden Bridge, Charlestown, Old Town, Pecket Well and the surrounding areas.

Together with St Thomas the Apostle, Heptonstall we form the

United Benefice of Hebden Bridge and Heptonstall

in the Diocese of Leeds.


7.30PM - 9.30PM



NEXT THURSDAY the Holy Communion (BCP) will be at 11.00am (please note the change of time.

Sunday 12th December   Carol Service 4pm

Christmas Eve  - Crib Service 4pm

Christmas Eve - Midnight Mass 11.30pm

Christmas Day - Parish Communion 9.15

Boxing Day - There will be a service at Heptonstall at 10.30 am.

Come and Sing Carols, hear the Christmas Story and find a moment of peace in a hectic world.


St James's church continues to be a collection point for items for the food bank. Please contact the vicar or wardens if you would like to drop things off.   Please  consider other people's safety whilst in the churches, cleaning your hands on entering and leaving.

Service Times

Sunday 9.15am

Thursday  10.00 am

All Welcome

Friends of St James' Church - whilst we do not have an officially set up  'friends of' group here at St James (yet) we are always glad to hear from people who feel an attachment to St James  even if they don't come to church. We are always delighted when people volunteer to help, with the grounds, and also with some of the jobs in church. Church is about becoming a loving community, as the three persons of God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) are a loving community... and we aspire to give a welcome to everyone, of whatever age, status, gender, sexual identity or belief.



St James' Church is a Grade 2 listed building and as such, it is a bit of a challenge to maintain. Most people are not aware that the church does not receive any money from the government and relies almost completely on the generosity and goodwill of local people to keep them in good condition.  Work done is subject to the rules and regulations regarding listed buildings and has to use (expensive) conservation materials. Rarely,  we can apply for grants to part fund repairs and maintenance  though there is no guarantee that we will be given one.

The PCC and Vicar are therefore always grateful for assistance through one off or continuious donations or legacies. For more information as to how you can help please contact Karen the Vicar.



The Collection:

The church council are really grateful to everyone who is continuing with their giving through bank standing order. If you would like to begin making your offering via standing order, or want to make a one off donation please let us know. 


Staying in touch:

We are looking at ways for us all to keep in touch with each other using social media, our facebook group and facebook live videos. Further details are on  the ‘a church near you’ website,  and on the church websites:   And

If there is someone or something you would like us pray for, please let the wardens or Rev Karen know. Details of how to get in touch are on the website.  We have a group of people who will be very happy to pray your concerns and requests. If you prefer it to remain confidential please let us know in your message. 


Prayers are said daily for the whole community of Heptonstall and Hebden Bridge at approximately 4pm if you wish to join us 'in spirit' by lighting a candle and joining in at home or wherever you are. 

For queries relating to weddings, funerals and baptisms  and prayer requests please ring the Vicar

(01422 842160)



Encourage each other as we grow in our faith whilst also seeking to share the Good News with the wider communities we serve.




Welcome to our website which is constantly being reviewed and developed.

Please have a look around and come back regularly to see new updates.



St James Church is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of both children and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. For further information, or to see the policies please use the link below.

A5 Promoting a Safer Church Policy booklet.pdf A5 Promoting a Safer Church Policy booklet.pdf
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Parish adoption of policy statement.pdf Parish adoption of policy statement.pdf
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