The Church continues to be alive and active, but sadly our buildings must close.
We are seeing a huge increase in the number of people falling sick with COVID-19. We must distance ourselves from one another and prevent the spread of infection in order to save lives.
Therefore, as well as public worship being suspended, St James and all church buildings in the Church of England are now closed.
Our worship of God and our care for each other continue but cannot be done in this building. To protect the vulnerable among us, please do not leave your home except for essential trips.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength … Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.