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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 also invite you to 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.

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Picture of Foxhill Retreat, Frodsham in Cheshire

Foxhill Retreat  2024  is run by the Diocese of Chester. Please follow the link below to view this years programme:

Programme for Foxhill Retreat 2024 (file size 4MB) 

Our Easter Garden at St James' Church

Our Easter Garden: represents the Easter festival of Good Friday and the Crucifixion

Community Spirit

Our contact details are easily found along the bottom of this page. Alternatively, please follow this link to our Contact us page.

Should you wish to, there is the opportunity for you to contribute towards St James' Church. This will help to  provide essential funds to ensure the church can pay for  maintenance and general upkeep costs to allow us all to join in with God's mission in our communities. If you would like to help please find your way to the bottom of this page to the blue donation banner, then click on this which will take you to the secure  "Give a little" campaign website. Your donation would be most appreciated. Thank you from everyone at St James' Church.


Pastoral Office

St James' Church on a Sunny morning

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' 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.

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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 "St James Pastoral Care Network" panel. Thank you.

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




Daily Prayer Services


Visit Safe Spaces Website

Church Development Plans

We started in January 2019! We finally are able to give public notice of these plans, and invite any comment. This may be done by following this link which will take you to the faculty pages. Thank you.


St James' Church

Pepper Street
Tel: 07487642912
Email: office@stjameschristleton.org.uk
UK Registered Charity No: 1133992