Welcome to St James – a small church with a big heart

We are trying to get closer to God, to live better lives, to make a difference in the world, and be more truly the people God meant us to be. We are inclusive, and open to questioning and challenges.

The Annual Service of Remembrance was well attended and wonderfully observed by all the uniformed organisations in the Village. Pictures below.

Thank you to all who came to the churchyard clear up day! We had a fantastic turn out – photos are below, and visit the churchyard to see. Why not take a turn round the labyrinth while you’re there.


Don’t miss the highlights video from this year’s virtual Recreate festival – our 10th Anniversary, and get ready for 2022!!

Part Time Children and Family Worker

We are delighted to announce that Zoe Martin has been appointed to this role and will start in September!

If you have pledged financial support, or you’d like to, please get in touch!

Latest News..

Every Sun – 8am and Weds 12 noon – we have a BCP communion service. This is in church only. No need to book.

Sun 28th Nov – 10:30am Communion in Church, First Sunday in Advent

Quiet At Christmas

On Wednesday evenings, in the run up to Christmas, from 9:30pm – 10:00pm, come and join us to sit in Church and enjoy a time of peace and quiet. Starting on Weds 24th Nov.

Forest Edge Cafe

This is open – Mon – Weds, 9:30am – 1:30pm

To find out more about Eco Church – click here

Under “News” you will find our weekly notice sheet, and also how the Churches of Alderholt responded to Coronavirus – if you need help, or can offer it, please get in touch. Also prayers and other resources

Browse under “News” to archive video talks or downloadable files to read of past sermons and talks. Also see the music from our organist.

If you’re interested in seeing what some of us have been up to then look under “Activites” for pictures of our window festival and flower festival. Try Recreate for videos of the Roaming Nativity.

If you want to be inspired, or your just curious, watch the films about the building of the church hall, 30 years ago in “St James Church Hall”

Last year’s Act of Remembrance (2020) is also available to watch.

Rev Simon Woodley

Last updated 5th Oct 2021