Check here for the latest news from the Church of St. James the Great. You can find the latest pewsheet at the bottom of the page.

Please visit our What's On page to see what services and events are happening.

WEEK BEGINNING 14th July 2024 


We will have an All Age service of the word on 14th July at St James' at 10.00 AM, it will be led by Steph Gregory and James Young

A service of Holy Communion will be held at St Georges at 9.15AM or St Bart's at 11.00 AM

The link for the Church of England online service is below

Service time change

The service time at St James Church will change on September 1st 2024 to be 9.30AM.  This will allow clergy to take more than one Sunday service if needed, this is not ideal, but is the reality as we cope with lower numbers of clergy in our team.

Coffee Morning at St Bartholomew's

There will be a coffee morning with raffle / tombola and cakes coming up at St Bartholomew's church on Saturday 13th July from 10:00am - noon for church funds.

Ignite Youth Barbeque - NEW DATE

Ignite Youth Westhoughton are holding their summer BBQ on Saturday 21st September @ 6pm at St John’s Wingates Church. (Please note

earlier time). The BBQ is open to Year 5s and above as Year 5s will be going up to Year 6 after the summer.

Please let the team know if you are going to attend.

Tins and candles for Ukraine

Unfortunately due to delivery complications they can’t take anymore tins at the moment. As soon as it is sorted out we will start collecting them again.  Many thanks to all those who have been collecting them they are much appreciated

TALKIN' TABLES - Conquering Loneliness one Table at a Time!

Another new group is opening, this time at St John's Wingates  The two events each week will be:

The group at St John’s Wingates is on a Wednesday from 10.30AM to 11.30 AM, starting next Wednesday (10th January).

The other group  meets every Tuesday from 10 am to 11 am at Thyme for Tea, 96 Church Street, Westhoughton BL5 3RZ.  

Everyone is welcome and it's free.  For more information, please visit

IGNITE YOUTH (The new name for Team Youth Church)

Young people from across the team in Year 6 and above are welcome to attend this event which is held monthly at St John's Church on a Saturday evening. Those children who are thinking about being Confirmed in the autumn this year are especially invited and strongly encouraged to come. (Ignite Youth meetings will form part of the preparation for Confirmation.)

If you would like to know more about IGNITE YOUTH or to book your place, please email

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Coffee morning 13th July 2024.pdf
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