Apart from Easter, Christmas and occasional special Sundays like Remembrance Sunday, our service pattern is as follows:
|First Sunday of the Month||No service at Welland, but please join us for Holy Communion at St Gabriel’s, Hanley Swan at 9:30am|
|Second Sunday of the Month||Informal Morning Worship (with KidsChurch)||11am|
|Third Sunday of the month||Formal Holy Communion||11am|
|Fourth Sunday of the month||Informal Praise and Prayer (with KidsChurch)||11am|
|Fifth Sunday of the Month||Benefice Service – see calendar.|
Check the events list below for service times.
On the first two Sundays of the month, we share our services with St Gabriel’s, Hanley Swan. In week 1 we go to them, in week 2, they join us. When we join St Gabriel’s their service is at 9:30am. Check the rota in the porch or on the St James Welland website for details
Children Aged (5-11)
Every Monday, in conjunction with Welland Primary School we run ALLSORTS—an after-school club where as well as having loads of fun children are taught a useful lesson for life from the Bible.
To find out more about our work with Youth and Children contact Alison Martin on 01684 310783 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to get to know people at St James whilst studying the bible?
On Wednesday nights at 7:30pm during school term time we run a bible-study (“House Group”) in the comfort of our Upper Room at the church. The study is fun and informal, always with coffee and chat and occasionally cake as well! We have a social evening at Christmas and at the end of the summer term. New members are always welcome.
Need to hire a hall?
We recently redeveloped the building to include toilets, a kitchen and underfloor heating, so the church is a great venue for community celebrations, parties, wedding receptions.
Our flexible venue is great for all sorts of events and activities, even children’s parties.
Support & Prayer
The church building is always open during the day and if you’d like prayer for anything, please leave a prayer request on the prayer board in the chapel. On Tuesdays between 10am-1pm we have someone on duty to talk and pray with you (during Just Clobber). At other times please contact a member of the ministry team.
Tuesdays 10am-1pm. Just Clobber is a charity shop we run to help provide a place for social contact in Welland—it’s a great place for people to chat, meet friends, and enjoy a hot drink and a slice of cake together.
Coffee & Chat
Fridays 10:30am-12 noon. A community coffee morning where people can get together for social contact over a hot drink.
Cream Teas & Flea Markets
Cream Teas are served June to August on Sundays from 3pm-5pm, whilst Flea Markets run September to April on the first Saturday of the month, 10am-3pm.
Events Coming Up
- September 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm at Welland, St James Church
- September 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at Welland, St James Church
- September 30 @ 9:30 am - 6:00 pm at Upton, St Peter and St Paul
- October 1 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am at Hanley Swan, St Gabriel’s
- October 1 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am at Upton, St Peter and St Paul
- October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Railway Inn
- October 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at Welland, St James Church
- October 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmat Hanley Castle, St Mary|Recurring Event (See all)Every First Thursday
The current church was consecrated on 2nd April 1875.
Since 2011, the Church has undergone a significant re-ordering after a vision to transform the church building into a flexible place for worship as well as a community space. The re-ordering cost was over £155,000 and was a combination of grants, fundraising and loans that have now all been paid. This has allowed the installation of a kitchen and toilets, under-floor heating and new tiles, a chapel with a beautiful mural, a mezzanine floor with meeting room and then re-decorate throughout.
Partly as a result of the re-ordering, attendance to church services has increased by approximately 50% and over 7,000 people visited or used our church in 2014.