Online Worship

Thank you to all who have been joining us for our services.  It is great to gather together. 

We were hoping that by now we would have something to pass on about the opening of our church building.  Unfortunately we are still waiting to hear from the government about how restrictions are going to bbe eased.  Any easing, of course, will be gradual and will take some time.

In the meantime we continue to:  

  • Pray for an end to the pandemic
  • Gather to worship God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit
  • Proclaim Jesus as the Saviour and hope of the world

Sunday Worship for Trinity Sunday - Changing the world with Bishop Helen-Ann

10.00 Sunday Worship - from The Vicarage.  Live streamed via Facebook - We hope you can join us!  We are delighted that the Bishop of Ripon will be joining us live as our preacher.  There will be more "Lockdown Leaks".  The order of service is attached Trinity Sunday  It is not necessary for the service, so don't worry if you can't print it, but you may find it useful. Link: St James Facebook page    

We will upload the service to YouTube as soon as we can afterwards: St James YouTube page

10.00 Sunday Worship - via telephone - the service can now also be accessed on the telephone.  If you want to access the service via the telephone, here is how to do so: 

1)     Dial 0131 460 1196 - You will be asked to 'Enter the Meeting ID followed by hash [#]  
2)     Enter: 897 4289 5688 #   - You will then be asked to 'Enter your personal ID or just enter #' 
3)     Just press #  (there are not personal IDs for our services) - You will then be asked to 'Enter your meeting's password'
4)     Enter 864778 # - You should then hear the service through your telephone.  

Be aware, however, that your phone provider will charge you for this service.  The best way to find out how much it costs/minute is to contact your provider to ask the cost of a call from your phone to an 0131 number on a Sunday morning.

10.30ish Coffee on Zoom - it is lovely seeing people for coffee after the service on Zoom.  It goes some way in making up for the connection we miss.  We divide into different 'rooms' for conversation, it is really quite fun.  Please do join us, it would be great to see you and most people find Zoom quite easy.  (If you haven't used Zoom yet don't be put off, it is dead easy see Zoom access instructions at the bottom of this page).  Click on the link, there is a small bit of software to download and we can meet virtually.  Coffee and chat on Zoom 

11.00 Kid's Service - Josh Taylor's excellent Kids Service will be on YouTube: St James YouTube page Loads of high energy and creative fun. 


Monday - Friday

9.00am Morning Prayer - please join us for Morning Prayer each weekday via Zoom.  Many are finding this a great way to start the day.  Click on the link and we can meet virtually to pray:  Zoom link for Morning Prayer



10.00am Coffee Morning - Why not join Shirley Fawcett and Dee Nolan for a cup of coffee and a natter via Zoom?  Sadly, as it has to be a virtual coffee morning, you will have to supply your own coffee and cake, but the natter is free!  Bring your coffee and make people jealous with your delicious cake!  Thursday Coffee Morning Zoom


Robin Gamble - If you are after something short, light and profound Robin's weekly videos on "Jesus has Coronavirus" are well worth a look and can be found here. Robin Gamble - YouTube

Paul Harcourt's Daily Dose of Encouragement -  Every day Paul Harcourt, the leader of New Wine, offers a five minute reflection on a Psalm. Paul is an intelligent and insighful bible teacher.  The encouragements can be found here:  Paul Harcourt's Encouragements

Daily Hope 0800 804 8044 - Daily Hope is a free phone line of hymns, reflection and prayers.  It is aimed at those who do not have access to the internet.  If you know anyone who you think might like to use it then please do pass this on.  


The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you.


As you will appreciate without collections from Church Services our finances as a church have been hit severely.  At this difficult time of restrictions the easiest and safest way to support St James' is via standing order or one-off donation through your bank. Details about how to so this are on our Financial Giving Page


Zoom access instructions

If you've not used Zoom before don't worry, it's amazingly simple.
1. Follow the Zoom link next to the service you wish to join.
3: The Zoomlauncher.exe should open automatically but you may need to be patient (if it takes a long time follow the instructions on screen)
4. Click on the launcher to open it and then click 'run'.
5. This will take you straight to our 'webinar' (service).
6. You may need to enter your email and the password (published alongside the service, above)
7. Click the green button in the centre of your screen.
8. Have a little experiment with the two screens. You can toggle between them.
Once you've downloaded the launcher once it's even easier to join a 'meeting' again - so why not get set up in advance so you know you're all ready to go when you want to join us?