Welcome to our parish

Our main Sunday services are 10:30 Mass at St James's, 09:00 Mass at St Christopher's. There are services most days and to find out when they are simply click on the calendar. Everyone is welcome at any of our services.

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We are always happy to hear from those who are interested in weddings, christenings (baptism) and to take enquiries about funerals. To find out more about what the Church of England believes and the services it conducts you can explore the tabs and links below.

A Christening is also known as a baptism and it’s the ceremony that marks a persons entry into the family of the Christian faith. We welcome enquiries from parent’s looking to have a child baptised, and adults seeking baptism for themselves. Our Christening/Baptism services take place on the first Sunday of the month, on most months in the year. Get in contact to talk to us about taking this important step on the path of faith.

Click on this link to find out more about Church of England baptisms/Christenings

To be married at St James’s you need to either live in the parish or have a qualifying connection to our church. If you are not sure about whether you do then please get in contact and we can help you find out. There are only very limited circumstances in which we will conduct a second or subsequent wedding for a person whose previous spouse is still alive – if this applies to you then please talk to us.

Click here to find out more about Church of England weddings

Whether we are organising a funeral for a loved one, or exploring options for ourselves, its important to be able to make choices and know what the options are. Here at St James’s we conduct personal funerals within the Christian tradition that can incorporate many different elements including poetry, family tributes, secular music, sacred music, prayers and readings both from the bible and other sources. Our care doesn’t begin and end with the funeral and we hope we can continue to provide you with the help and support you need either to prepare yourself or grieve for those you have lost.

Click here to find our more about Church of England funerals

Whether you want to talk to us about confirmation or confession, a wedding blessing or the last rites, or maybe you feel God is calling you to serve him in the church, the first point of call is to get in contact with one of the team who will be happy to help. We are always ready and happy to have a conversation about your journey in faith – just ask.

The Team

Fr Justin Hutcherson

Fr Justin Hutcherson

Vicar

Hello, I'm responsible for pastoral and liturgical oversite of our parish. My primary job is to preside at our worship and pray for the people of our parish.

Rev Ann Russell

Rev Ann Russell

Deacon

I'm based in the community of St Christopher's in Jaywick. My role is both pastoral in sharing in the care of the people and also assisting at the liturgy.

Jo Jellis

Jo Jellis

Lay Reader

I am a 'lay' person which means I am not ordained like priests and deacons. My role is to assist in the teaching, worship and pastoral life in the parish.

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Christmas at St James’s

Check out our services and events over the Christmas period. Our services and events are open to the entire community and we look forward to welcoming you. Make some room in you busy schedule and Read more…

Forever Shining

This Christmas buy a star for our trees in St James’s to remember those who are no longer with us. They will hang on the trees over the festivities showing that they missed and not Read more…

Edward Bear Playgroup

We are very excited about the start of our new playgroup at the Parish Hall on Friday’s. People have been donating toys and volunteering themselves for this new initiative and we hope it will prove Read more…