St James Church Covid-19 Information

Last updated Saturday 4th July

Church Services

The most recent government guidance allows places of worship to re-open for worship from 4th July. The PCC will be meeting (virtually) early next week to discuss how we can open the church building safely for our whole congregation and in line with national and Diocesan guidance. Please pray for the PCC as they make these difficult decisions. The church building will not be open on 5th July. We continue to support our congregation with home worship and pastoral support.

You can read the Church of England guidance, including guidance on marriages and baptisms on the Church of England website

Parish Letter

Our vicar, Martin, is on sabbatical study leave now, but Paul Smalley, our Local Missional Leader, has written this weeks letter Pastoral letter 5th July

Jeremy our Team Rector has also written a letter to the team congregations Team Rectors Letter 25th June 2020

Home Worship resources

Joanna from the ACE congregation has been putting together a weekly service and activity pack. You can download them here

Adult worship and activities 05.07

Children's activities 05.07

The Sutton Team in the Diocese has created a booklet of morning and evening prayer for the week

Morning and Evening prayer worship at home

Pastoral care

We have systems in place to try to ensure parishoners who have to self-isolate, or need extra help are supported. If you need some extra help, please contact

Daily Hope phoneline 0800 804 8044

West Warrington Churches, in partnership with the council and other local services are offering a telephone befriending service. For referrals or more information, please ring 01925 387075 or email

If you are interested in becoming a telephone volunteer, contacting isolated local people for a friendly chat, please read and complete the documents below

Telephone befrienders role description

Telephone befrienders application form

Daily Hope Phoneline

Daily Hope phoneline 0800 804 8044

Daily Hope offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line.

The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind.

Local online worship

Churches in our team are streaming various services and reflections on their Facebook pages.

St Philip's Facebook page

St Paul's Facebook group

St Mary's Facebook page

West Warrington Church Facebook group

Other local churches live streaming Sunday services

Hillcliffe Baptist Church Sunday Morning 10:30am

Kings Church Warrington Sunday Morning 10:30am

Life Church Warrington Sunday Morning 10:30am

Urban Church Sunday Evening 6pm

Lymm Baptist Church Sunday Morning from 10am for 10:30am start

National Online worship

Weekly service streamed every Sunday.

Messages and worship from the Archbishop of Canterbury

Church of England home worship resources this page includes prayers, including prayers for children and 2 simple acts of worship designed to be used at home.

BBC Radio 4 Daily Service

Church of England Prayer for the Day

List of churches planning to live stream services

Baptisms and weddings at St James

If you have a baptism or wedding booked at St James and want to discuss your booking, please contact

External hall users

Currently all external groups who use the hall have ceased meetings.

Online help and advice

Volunteer to help the NHS national call for volunteers to offer practical help for the NHS.

Government staying at home guidance

Warrington Borough Council Covid-19 information

Warrington Borough Council Community Support, including information on how to volunteer

NSPCC Helpline & Childline

LGBT helpline


Mind UK

Sane UK

Mental Health UK Working from home advice