INCLUSIVE CHURCH

St James Church

Located in the heart of the community of Mere Green, we welcome the whole family into our church to take part in all we have to offer. We host lots of children’s groups and currently welcome five local schools into the Parish. Alongside this, St. James is also an active branch of the Mothers’ Union charity.

We believe in inclusive Church – church which does not discriminate, not on grounds of economic power, social isolation, gender, mental health, physical ability, race or sexuality or at any level. We believe in Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ

Alongside our regular services, we host clubs aimed at different ages, that encourage social interaction and conversation.

Sunday Club

Taking place on the first and third Sunday of each month during the 10am service, our Sunday Club hosts a range of creative activities that allows for primary school aged children to learn about Christian faith in a fun and engaging way.

Messy Church

Welcoming people of all ages, Messy Church is a form of Church that celebrates creativity and hospitality. Primarily for people who don’t already belong to a church, it meets at a convenient time to make it accessible to children and adults alike. These sessions encourage joy and laughter and would typically include: a welcome, a long creative activity exploring biblical themes, followed by a short celebration including story, prayer, song and games.

St. James in Schools

There are five good Primary Schools in our Parish, this includes a Special Educational School. Our clergy often visit the Schools in the Parish and we welcome the children into the church throughout the year, at Christmas, Harvest and Easter. The schools in our parish are:

  • Mere Green Combined School
  • Little Sutton Primary School
  • Coppice Primary School
  • Moor Hall Primary School
  • Langley School

Mothers’ Union

We are proud to be an active branch of the Mothers’ Union. Please feel free to come along to one of our meetings, or contact us to see how we support family life, with all of its joy and all of its difficulty. Everyone is welcome to these meetings: a parent, or not, married, or not, grandparents, or not, male or female. Come and see what we get up to!

MEETING TIMES:

The Daytime Group meet on the 1st Monday of the month at 13:45 in the Langley Room, located inside Church Centre.

  • November 5th – Jackie Brocklebank – Diocesan President, leads a discussion on MU.
  • December 3rd –  Carols, Readings and Mince pies plus Secret Santa (£2.00)

The Evening Group meet on the 2nd Monday of the month at 20:00 in the Roughley Suite in the Church Centre (and occasionally in members’ houses)

  • November 12th  – Jackie Brocklebank – Diocesan President, leads a discussion on MU.
  • December 10th – Carols, Readings and Mince pies at 130 Tower Road.
  • Knit & Natter – 4th Tuesday of each month in the Church Centre Foyer. Please contact Brenda 0121 308 1598
  • Busy Hands Quilters (making activity quilts for those living with Dementia) 3rd Tuesday of each month. Please contact Gwen 0121 308 6691