St James Church

St James Church

3.3 St James Church

Our local Parish Church is called St James Church. It is located on the Lion Farm Estate at Junction 2 of the M5 in the Borough of Sandwell. The church was established in its current place when the Lion Farm Estate was built in 1964. The church aspires to be at the heart of the community and to bring the message of Jesus to all who live nearby. It combines a tradition of the evangelical Anglican Church with recognition of modern needs and a desire to reach out to all who need Jesus.

St James CE Primary School is supported by the church through the Youth and Community Regeneration work of Chris Sale.

Chris provides fantastic support to the pupils, staff and parents of the school. Special assemblies are held in church that focus on the Christian calendar and special events as well as end of term assemblies which parents and the local community are invited to. Children and staff have supported St James Church family services in the past on Sunday mornings and our children see that church is an extension of the school and they can see the importance that the church has on their lives.

The church has run youth work for many years and in recent years this has developed into a desire to focus on both youth work and regeneration issues. The church works in partnership with nearby organisations, both secular and Christian, to meet its mission statements.

Monthly Bible verse from St James Church

St James church are learning a bible verse every month. See how many you can learn?

Colossians 3:12

Therefore as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, cloth yourself with compassion, gentleness, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

Previous Months

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus

Hebrews 12:1-2

Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangle, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.

Ephesians 4:32

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

1 Corinthians 10:13

God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.

John 11:25-26

Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.”

Lamentation 3:25-26

The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.

John 8:12

Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. ”

Key people at St James Church

Jill Macdonald Minister in Charge 07554012184


Youth and Community Regeneration Coordinator 07798787292
Mike Sermon Priest in Charge  


Sunday – 10-11am Communion and Sunday School

Monday – 1-2.30pm – Indoor Carpet Bowls

Tuesday – 9-12 – Place of Welcome

Thursday – 7-9pm – Youth Club

Contact Details

St James Church

Shelsley Avenue
West Midlands
B69 1BG

Link to St James Church website

The Church hall is also available to hire.

Contact Details

St. James CE Primary School
Wolverley Crescent
West Midlands
B69 1BG

0121 552 5491