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The Queen's Platinum Jubilee at St James'

(Photo Credit: Brian Inall)

About St James' Church

As soon as you walk towards the church you will experience the quiet and contemplative churchyard, surrounded by a circle of Yew Trees and a lovingly cared for environment.  The colours and plant life which envelop you in the churchyard reflect the vibrant and spiritual outlook of Christleton St James' where community is at the centre of everything which happens here.

Our church also extends to those who may be ill, immobile, or housebound, and as you will see our values of a spiritual and vibrant community permeate through our presence both physically, and virtually. We are working closely with our technology partners to enhance our services for the  community online.  We will of course keep you updated in the future both on the website here and in the Notices at the end of church services.

We would also like to suggest you read the introduction and welcome from our Rector Dr Stefan Collier and wish you a safe and peaceful passage for your day. We look forward to sharing our church and God's love with you. Read more



Some features you may find handy are the two sections below, the latest news and churchyard pages. We recommend you do regularly look at these sections as they contain the most up-to-date news about  events and issues at St James' church.




Prayer requests

Our virtual church facilities were set up during the worst of the Covid-19 Pandemic. 

Currently there are a number of parisioners who have mobility challenges which  prevent them from being able to attend church. So in order to service this need St James' have decided to continue to operate prayer requests via this website.

Prayer Request

We are open ALL day & everyday  from 9am until 5pm all year round.

Anyone is most welcome to come in for quiet contemplation or for that special moment of private prayer or even to have a wonder around our beautiful church.





Daily Prayer Services



Pastoral Office


About Marriage

St James' Christleton is situated in the unique position of being only just over 2 miles from the centre of Chester and being so close to the Cheshire countryside. There are plenty of accomodation choices for both yousrselves & your guests between the City Centre and here. Do come along and discuss your plans with our Rector Dr Stefan Collier.  St James's church can seat around 160 guests comfortably.

Please follow the link below to help guide you to plan your union together.

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Considering Baptism

Nothing could be more special than arranging for a person's Christening. We can help make this day something to cherish and remember not only for you and your family but friends and relatives too! But first we do ask you to visit our Baptism application as the initial step. Please follow the link below.

Learn more


For Contact & Support

Learn how the network works

If you do wish to ask for support this is the area of the website we would suggest you explore. It was originally set up for the purpose of helping those who may have been self-isolating during the Covid-19 pandemic. However, in the light of the recent mental health crisis we felt it important to continue with this facility for the time being. We can only listen and give general support or chat. Please ignore the Covid labelling when you click the above panel. Thank you.

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St James' Church

Pepper Street
Tel: 07487642912