St James'

St. James is a welcoming church, very friendly, helpful and loving. We draw members from the community of Moss Side and beyond. An Anglican congregation for Marathi speaking people worships as part of St James and is open to all. Both congregations aim to welcome people of all-ages.

St James'

Quotes from members:

A true family of Christ in the heart of Moss Side. â€" Ele

A second home â€" a place where I can come and unwind. An armoury, enabling me to go out and face the world. What the rain does for plants, St. James’ does for me. â€" Sam

A ‘club’ where I am accepted. â€" Pam

St James' Parish

The parish of St James with St Clements takes in both the brewery and Asda in the north and extends westward across Princess parkway and the Alexandra Park Estate. The southern border is Bowes Street alongside where the old bus depot was situated. We are in a United Benefice with the parish of St. Edmund’s, Whalley Range.

Worship at St James

10:30am1st and 3rd week we have Holy Communion, 2nd week is an inclusive service for all ages, and 4th Morning Worship. Sunday school is held on the 1st, 3rd and 4th.

Sunday services are in the modern language and we alternate between Morning Worship and Holy Communion.

The first Sunday of the month is an all-age service with Holy Communion and sometimes baptism.

We sing traditional hymns and we are considering introducing contemporary music along with these.

Other Churches at St James

Two other churches meet for worship in our building but they are not part of St James' church:

9.30 am Saturday - 7th Day Adventists

5.00 pm Saturday - Zion Baptist Church

2.00 pm Sunday - Church of God Universal, with Bible studies in the week.Â

Upcoming Services:



‘Open Door’

We meet is St James church at 10.00 am for coffee and conversation. Everybody is welcome. Bernard and Margaret Holmes usually open up and the coffee is excellent!

Mother’s Union

The Mother’s Union for both St Edmund’s and St James meets at St James church every 4th Friday at 2.00 pm. This is an active Mother’s Union group. It is involved in local, deanery and diocesan events and supports local and national initiatives. The list of activities includes parenting classes, supporting the premature baby unit at the hospital, helping families affected by imprisonment helping in freshers week at the Universities.

Jean Wheale coordinates the Mother’s UnionÂ



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Mother's Union

The Mother’s Union for both St Edmund’s and St James meets at St James church every 4th Friday at 2.00 pm.

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Open Door

We meet in St James church at 10.00 am . Join us for a tea, coffee and fellowship

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Teaching on Sundays

We usually follow the set readings for each Sunday but this can vary.Â


Alpha Course

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over eleven weeks.

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What on Earth am I here for?

Take 6 weeks (42 days) to discover your purpose.

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Life Groups

Life Groups are at the heart of our community here at St Edmund's and St James as we know that the best place to get Connected, Grow and Serve is in a smaller group (8 or less) that meets regularly.

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Pastoral care

We support one another in prayer and visit people when they are unwell.Â

Mission Support

We have friends in other parts of the world who we pray for and support financially.

St James' Heritage Archives

St James's Church is located in Moss Side, Greater Manchester. Our original church, known as the Iron Church, was built in 1879. A new stone church was built to replace this in 1888. Unfortunately, due to the building's deterioration, this was demolished in 1988. The building which stands today was completed in the early 1990s.

We have a long and proud history and this heritage project was begun as a way to both document and showcase our wonderful community.

Check back here for announcements, events, and to learn more about our collections.

Follow us on our brand new blog for a more in-depth look at our collections. Items from our collections will be spotlighted regularly, along with updates on our research and links to further reading.

You can also find us on Facebook, where you can find details of upcoming events and new blog posts:

Our Church Building

St. James Church is a modern purpose built building in the heart of Moss Side. It stands on the same location as the original church which was there for 100 years. The last service in the old church was in 1988 and the present building was opened in the early 1990s.

Facilities & Room Hire

We have a large meeting space with a screen for projection and two additional small rooms. We also have a kitchen.

Wi-fi is installed in the building and we have recently upgrading our audio visual facilities with a widescreen projection system to make the building more useful for community events and as a training venue.

To see if a room is available, contact Tony Hardy, the rector (above) for more information.

See here for more details and how to book a room.

Booking rooms at St James

How to find us
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St James' Church
Moss Side
M14 4TH
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