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 regeneration work of Chris Sale. In the absence of a vicar, 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.
Key people at St James Church
|Jill Macdonald||Minister in Charge||07554012184|
||Youth and Community Regeneration Coordinator
|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
St James Church