St James’ is a landmark building in Weybridge: it was built in 1848, one of the earliest works of John Loughborough Pearson, the architect of Truro Cathedral. But, more importantly, it is the home of a Christian community which understands itself to be a sign of God’s love for the world. Our aim is to bring Christian values to life within and beyond the parish of Weybridge. We do this through worship, pastoral care, baptisms, weddings and funerals, outreach and by doing whatever we can to support the community. Normally, he parish centre is used by many groups; we hold a monthly service for dementia sufferers and their carers [link]; our Music at St James’ puts on regular showcases and gigs for local musicians ; we have an outlet for Runnymede Foodbank in the church every Thursday [link] and we hold a weekly “Tots Praise” for parents and young children [link]. We have a marvellous choir. We welcome you whether you want to come and sit at the back in the service, occasionally or often, or if you’d like to get involved in what we’re doing in Weybridge.
The pandemic has changed much of this for the time being. Currently we are holding eucharistic services on Sundays at 10.00am and 11.00am for a strictly limited number of households per service. We publish short videos daily featuring a prayer for the day and an extended thought for the day on Wednesdays. and can be found on our Facebook and YouTube pages. The situation is expected to change at short notice so if you wish to be sure of being up to date please sign up for our newsletter via firstname.lastname@example.org.
St James’ is part of the Church of England and the diocese of Guildford. Our life and worship is rooted in the sacrament of the Eucharist, where bread and wine show the presence of Jesus Christ in the world. We aim to help all who come into contact with the Church to find something of God, and to grow in life and peace.