COVID-19 Information

The St James Church building remains closed due to the coronavirus situation.

The PCC have agreed to trial two services on 23rd and 30th August. A planning group is meeting to finalise details and these will be updated here when available, but church will be very different when we meet. There won't be singing, physical greetings, or fellowship after the service. Seating will be socially distanced in family groups, there will be very little movement during the service and in line with government rules face coverings will have to be worn. It will be good to worship together again though! Until we meet together again, we would encourage you to sit with God at home , sit in a park or take a walk and talk to God. The great thing is God is with us and while we are missing being together lets remember God unites us and lets pray for each other. We continue to support our congregation with home worship and pastoral support.

Rebecca Lloyd is running short prayer services each Sunday evening 7.30pm via Zoom. Visit our Covid-19 webpage for more details.

You can read pastoral letters from our leadership team, and find links to online worship and ideas for home worship on our dedicated Covid-19 webpage.

The Church of England has set up a phoneline Daily Hope for people who cannot access online services. The line is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044. Please pass this number onto friends and family who may not have access to the internet.

Some people have asked if there is a way of paying money into church funds to offer extra support at this time. You can donate via the St James JustGiving page.

This page will be updated as things change. We will also update our Facebook page

Child Friendly Church

We are a Child Friendly Church

St. James is a parish church in the Anglican Diocese of Liverpool.  We serve an urban parish in the West of Warrington.   As well as regular Sunday morning worship we pride ourselves on our fellowship and regular social events.  Please have a look around and see what we do. We are part of the West Warrington Team with St Mary's, St Paul's and St Philip's Anglican churches.

Rev Martin Thorpe

Rev Martin Thorpe and the congregation would always be glad to see you at worship, or one of our other events. Martin is on sabbatical study leave at the moment, but our congregation is being looked after by other members of our leadership team and the wider Team and Deanery clergy.

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Contact Us

To book Weddings, Baptisms, or Funerals at St James please contact Rebecca Lloyd on 07886649559 or email You will normally be asked to come along to one of our Sunday morning services to book a baptism, wedding or to have your banns read.

If you, or someone you know would value a visit from the Pastoral Visiting Team, please contact the Wardens after the Sunday service or by e-mail, using the link below.

You can contact us by e-mail and your message will be passed to an appropriate person within the church.

If you experience any problems using this site please let us know

You can also visit our contact page.

St James Westbrook takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously. We have adopted the national Church of England's robust procedures and guidelines. You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at

If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues on a safeguarding matter then you can find useful contact information at