St James Church Covid-19 Information

Last updated Tuesday 1st December

Church Services

As Warrington returns to Tier 2 measures we are pleased to announce that church services will be resuming in December.

  • Sunday 6th December 10.30am - ACE style service, including Communion
  • Sunday 13th December 10.30am - Communion service
  • Sunday 20th December 10.30am - ACE style service

The church will be very different, with socially distanced seating, no singing and no tea and coffee after the service. Please remember to bring your face covering.

You can read more about what to expect in our Church Opening Letter.

Our opening plans are subject to the local Covid situation, so please check the St James Church Facebook page for updates.

Jeremy our Team Rector has also written a letter to the team congregations Team Rectors Letter 21st November 2020

Santa's Sleigh

We are planning our annual Santa's Sleigh visit, but in a covid safe way in the church car park. Please see the Santa's Sleigh webpage for full details.

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

Liverpool Cathedral worship is available on their website Liverpool Cathedral website

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

Prayer for the Nation

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have asked us all to join in prayer for the nation every day at 6pm during the lockdown. Details of the Liverpool Diocese Zoom call and daily resources are on the Liverpool Diocese website

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

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

National domestic abuse helpline

Domestic abuse help in Warrington