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.

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. 


Update re the church clock

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the clock fund. We have instructed Matthew, the clockmender to do the necessary repairs and he is on with it. Unfortunately COVID is causing some delay but we hope to have it working very soon.


Unfortunately just before Christmas water got into the roof and caused plaster to drop from the ceiling into the centre aisle of the nave.  This has meant that the space in church is dramatically reduced until we can ensure that the ceiling is safe. We also need to mend the hole in the ceiling (the tiles have been mended). If anyone would like to make donations to the roof fund to help this repair along, please contact Rev'd Karen, or Harry...

Listed buildings are always a bit of a challenge and rely on the generosity and goodwill of local people to keep them in good condition. The PCC and Vicar are always grateful for assistance through one off or continuious donations or legacies.

The Lord’s Prayer

Trusting in the compassion of God, as our Saviour taught us so we pray:

Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins

as we forgive those who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation

but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power,

and the glory are yours

now and for ever.



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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