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.

We will ask you to sanitse, and sit in a distanced way. We are also wearing masks while indoors, especially for singing. We have a one-way system for communion.

We have suspended teas and coffees after the service for January.

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


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

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”

Rev Simon Woodley

Last updated 24th Jan 2022