2023

at

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.

Coffee Morning

There is no coffee morning on 14th January. They are normally on the second Saturday of the month 11 am to 1 pm. A light lunch can be obtained as well as refreshments.

SERVICE TIMES

Sunday - usually at 9.15 am


ALL WELCOME

WE WELCOME EVERYONE TO SERVICES AT ST JAMES. IF YOU NEED SPECIAL ASSISTANCE OR HELP PLEASE LET US KNOW IN ADVANCE IF YOU CAN.CHURCH IS ABOUT BECOMING A LOVING COMMUNITY, AS THE THREE PERSONS OF GOD ARE A LOVING COMMUNITY.  WE ASPIRE TO GIVE A WELCOME TO EVERYONE, OF ANY AGE, STATUS, GENDER, SEXUAL IDENTITY OR BELIEF.  


The church is open most days. 

There is a fine collection of 1870s Heaton Butler Bayne stained glass windows to see. We still have on display a history of Mytholm (on the glass divider windows)

St James's church continues to be a collection point for items for the food bank. 

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.


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 continuous donations or legacies. As from 9th January 2023 we have an interregnum because we said farewell to Rev Karen Marshall on 8th January and it can take several months before a new person in appointed. During this interregnum, we will not be having a service on Wednesday mornings, but morning prayers on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9 am will continue. The regular activities with Hebden Royd School are also temporarily suspended.


If there is someone or something you would like us pray for, please let us know. 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. The temporary contact whilst we have no vicar is event(at)machpelah.uk

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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: stthomasheptonstall.com   And stjameshebdenbridge.com


The temporary contact whilst we have no vicar is event(at)machpelah.uk 

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For queries relating to weddings, funerals and baptisms  and prayer requests our temporary contact whilst we have no vicar is event(at)machpelah.uk or by letter using the address at the top of the page.


 

Vision

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

 

 

Welcome

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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