The servers play an important role in the life of the church. Most Sunday services require three servers - a Crucifer (the cross of Jesus) and two acolytes (the Light of the World). At some of the large Christmas and Easter services, as many as thirteen servers participate. Some of the servers are also members of the Guild of the Servants of the Sanctuary, and meet once a month with servers from other churches in the City and county, for a sung Eucharist or Guild office.

Contact: Mr John Finn or Mrs Angela Finn


Flower display

Flower display

Christmas display

Christmas display

Week by week our artistically talented group of flower arrangers decorate the church with wonderful displays of flowers, reminding us of the beauty in all of God's creation.



House Groups were started at St James the Greater many years ago - a dozen or so of them, and their purpose then was much more to make friends across the different congregations rather than serious bible study. There are two groups that still meet up each month, and one of them now has the name "Hilary at Home" to explain this social side. But both of them are intended particularly to help keep people aware and so part of a welcoming church.

Contact: [ VACANT ]


Scouting is a worldwide uniformed organisation for children from six years upwards. There are three groups at St James the Greater.

Come and join us and be part of the world wide Scout Movement.


Beaver Scouts is for boys aged 6 to 8 years, who meet on Thursdays between 17:30 and 18:30 in the Undercroft. Beavers offers the chance to make new friends and have lots of fun. We make things, play games and go on outings. Beavers are the youngest member of the Scouting family.

Contact: Mrs Alison Hurst


Cub Scouts meet on Thursdays from 18:30 to 20:00 in the Undercroft and is for boys aged 8 to 11 years. 41st Cub Scouts need you! Make new friends, learn new skills, discover skills you didn't know that you had! Cubs offers this and much much more.

Contact: [ VACANT ]


Scouts meet on Thursdays from 19:30, and is for young people aged 10 to 15 years. Scouting offers a wide range of activities including camping, canoeing, hiking, pioneering and much more.

Contact: [ VACANT ]


Meet in the large hall for coffee and a chat on Thursday mornings 10:45 to 11:30.

Contact: Mrs Liz Turner

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