Serving Brownhills & Clayhanger's Communities
Music & Sung Worship
At St James' we see music and worship as a key ministry supporting God's mission within our local community. We believe that worship energises us and empowers us to live out our faith in Jesus. Our music team and Heart of Worship Choir meet on Tuesday evening 7-8 pm. During this time, if you're new to the church, you're welcome to come along to explore what it might be like for you to be involved in this area of church life. If you're planning on doing this, we just ask that you let our Worship Leader for Music, Pete Biggs know, by emailing: Thanks.
During the pandemic we're realised how important it is for local people to access the church for personal prayer, punctuated by gentle intercessory prayers led from the front of church. Feel free to come along if you feel this would support you at this time. We have all safety measures in place to help you feel at ease.
Open the Book
Over the past few years, in collaboration with the local Roman Catholic and Methodist Churches, we've developed a team for this ministry. Prior to the pandemic we'd been going into the 6 local primary schools regularly to share various accounts of Bible events, involving the children in the acting out of them in the process. We hope to return to doing this really soon. In the mean time we've been producing video clips to share with the schools. This ministry is so much fun for everyone of all ages.
Place of Welcome - Every Tuesday 10 am - 12 noon.
Every Tuesday morning we offer this space for people to just come and be. Free coffee, tea, fruity squash and individually wrapped biscuits are on offer. You're most welcome to come along for a chat or to just sit and relax. We believe it's important that everyone knows that they can belong, form friendships and share ideas, talents or simply the time of day.
The Pastoral Team
We currently have 9 volunteers serving on this team. These volunteers phone members of church who might otherwise feel isolated. They also deliver the week's notice sheets, sermons and any other church literature to those who are without the internet. We have a heart to care for those who are bereaved or experiencing any pain or struggles in life, and seek to be especially there for the needs of those who are not in one of our Grace, Truth and Life groups.
As restrictions ease, some members of the team will join Gayle in being involved with taking Home Communion to people and in ministering to those who are ill or dying at home.