Rose Queen Service

Sunday 30th June 2019.

This Sunday we welcome Forton’s new Rose Queen Katie to St. James. Her beautiful retinue will be joining her for the service.

Pupils from Forton School will be attending. Please do join us to help welcome her to her new role.

Join us to celebrate Mother’s day this Sunday 31st March 2019

We will be celebrating Mums past, present and future this Sunday at St. James Church. In addition, our school children at Forton have been learning a Zulu chant, and they will be showing us what they have learnt in song and actions! Please do come and join us to celebrate all Mums – everywhere! The service takes place at St. James at the usual time of 10.00am. To find out about our other services and events, please click here.

Messy Church “Communication”

We had a fabulous Messy Church on Saturday 9th February 2019, at Forton Primary School. We did some brilliant crafts and games around the theme of communication, followed by worship and a lovely meal prepared by our church members. Thanks to all who helped make this another lovely Messy Church event. To see more about what we got up to, click here.

You are always welcome to join us at St. James Church for regular worship and our special events. Click here to find out what’s going on.

Happy New Year!

We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year, and now of course we are in the depths of Winter with frosty mornings and maybe even snow!

Worship continues with our regular services at St. James Church, as well as special events throughout the season. Click here to find out what’s on. Why not join us and find out more!

Christmas services at St James

We all enjoyed some lovely Christmas services at St James during December, from the Christingle service on the 16th, the Nine lessons and Carols on the 23rd, the crib service on the 24th, and of course the Christmas Day service itself. On Christmas Day we were joined briefly by Mr Claus, who stopped in to say hello before making his way home for a well earned rest. We hope you will join our fellowship here at St James in 2019. For details of our special events click here, and for regular worship times click here.

Crib Festival at United Reformed Church

The Crib Festival continues at the United Reformed Church on School Lane, and you are very welcome to pop in and have a look.

Just walk in to the church between 10.30am and 3.30pm this Saturday and Sunday, and you will be amazed at the astounding number and variety of Nativity scenes that you encounter.

There is everything from large robust creations, through to  tiny delicate figures, and the materials used include wood, paper, clay, china, wool, glass, metal and even rubber ducks, to name just a few!

Tea, coffee and cakes are served, so add this lovely event to your “must do” list this weekend.

The volunteers at the church have put in a huge amount of effort to create this spectacle, and Nativities have been loaned from churches in the surrounding area.

There is a quiz sheet for the kids, and also why not get the kids to try counting up how many figures of baby Jesus they can find? (It will give you just enough time to have a nice cup of tea !)

Messy church this Saturday 4pm

Come and join us this Saturday 1st December, for a Messy Christmas special at Forton Primary School. This exciting event takes place at our usual messy church time of 4.00-6.00 pm. Be prepared for crafts, activities, worship and a lovely meal together, as we celebrate the birth of Jesus! You don’t have to book in advance, or even be a regular churchgoer, just turn up this Saturday and join in the fun!

Harvest celebrations continue at St. James Church Sunday 7th October.

This afternoon our church will be open for afternoon teas. Just drop in to the church any time between 2pm and 5pm, and treat yourself to a traditional cream tea and a chat with some of our congregation.

We will be having our Harvest Festival Concert at the church at 6pm tonight. We have some beautiful music lined up, and it promises to be a fantastic evening giving thanks for God’s bounty.

Our regular services take place each Sunday at St. James Church, Forton, Lancashire – click here for more details.

Celebrate Harvest with us this Sunday 7th October!

Tomorrow we will be at St. James Church to celebrate and give thanks for the bountiful harvest that we are so lucky to receive this and every year. Come and join us at 10.00am for this special all-age service. Don’t worry if you’ve never been before, our friendly team will be glad to welcome you to our lovely little church. And you are very welcome to stay after the service to have a coffee and a chat!

There is also a Harvest Festival Concert at 6pm, which is our more formal tribute to God’s amazing generosity to us all.

St James Church is located on Whinney Brow Lane in Forton, Lancashire. Why not see what else we get up to, by clicking here!

It’s Messy Church time again!

Our wonderful church team are once again opening the doors at Forton Primary School to welcome all-comers to our Harvest Messy Church celebration.

Come and join us from 4pm to 6pm tomorrow, Saturday 6th October, for crafts, games, worship, food and fellowship. We would love to see you there!