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.

Forest Edge

This is our great church-run cafe, in the Reading Room on Station Rd. Now open – Mon – Weds, 9:30am – 1:30pm

Covid Restrictions

Please don’t come to church if you have symptoms or test positive for covid.

You will be offered hand sanitiser and there is the option of sitting in a distanced way if you prefer. Masks are now optional, even for singing. Communion has gone back to going up to the altar as before, but is still only in one kind (bread).

Teas and coffees are back to normal after the service.

Regular Services

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

1st Sunday 10:30 – Informal Service – Church

2nd Sunday 10:30 – Communion – Church, with Sunday Club for 4 – 10’s

3rd Sunday – 10am – Messy Church – starts with breakfast! In the Village Hall

4th Sunday 10:30 – Communion – Church, with Sunday Club for 4 – 10’s

To find out more about Eco Church – click here


Thanks to all who made 2022 so special – see the highlights video 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” and “Recreate”.

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”

Rev Simon Woodley

Last updated 9th May 2022