Afternoon tea fundraiser raises over £700!

A team of volunteers baked a wonderful selection of cakes and pastries for our Easter Monday afternoon tea event held at Shireshead Cricket Club, Forton, Lancashire.

This event was very well attended, raising an amazing £700 towards this important village project, the draining of St. Pauls graveyard so it continues to be a suitable site for the burial of our loved ones.

Many thanks to Jean and her team for organising such a successful event, and we look forward to seeing what other fundraising ideas they can come up with in the future!

Why not come along to St. James Church and take part in our regular worship or special events? You can find out what’s going on by clicking here.

Font decorations for Easter at St. James Church.

Here are some of the lovely cross decorations that were made at the recent Easter messy morning. Each board depicts a different aspect of the Easter story. Well done to our families who so carefully put these together!



They are now on display decorating our font, in St. James Church – why not come and see them?

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Champagne reception for Easter Sunday service at St. James!


Today at our Easter Sunday service, the congregation were surprised and delighted to be greeted with a glass of champagne as they arrived! Why? Because today we celebrate the single most important event in our church year: the resurrection of Jesus Christ. As the vicar explained – in any other setting, a big celebration would be accompanied with these little extras we all enjoy and even expect – weddings, coming of age parties, etc. Why shouldn’t the modern day church celebrate in the same way?

In a similar vein, every member of the congregation was given a gift to take with them at the end of the service. If you are wondering what gift could possibly follow a champagne starter – well, it was an Easter egg, of course!

Our services take place at St. James Church, Shireshead, Forton, Lancashire – why not come to along and see what our enterprising vicar is going to think of next? Click here to find out more.


Easter Sunrise Service at St. Pauls Graveyard, Shireshead.

Early risers from the congregations of St. James and St. Johns Ellel met this morning for an out-of-doors dawn service at St. Pauls Graveyard, the site of the old Shireshead Church.

Meeting at 6.30am, the early risers joined the dawn chorus from our local bird population, giving thanks for the resurrection of Christ.

The Easter season continues at St. James Church, Shireshead, Forton, Lancashire – why not join us to celebrate God’s amazing love for us!